How much is FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 prize money – Argentina vs France set to be a big money battle – Sportstar
Detail of a replica FIFA World Cup Trophy prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 semi final match between Argentina and Croatia at Lusail Stadium on December 13, 2022 in Lusail City, Qatar. | Photo Credit: Richard Heathcote
In addition to a glorious trophy and eternal glory as a World Cup winner, the final between France and Argentina on Sunday at the Lusail Stadium will determine who will take home the biggest chunk of the incredibly large prize money.
For the Qatar World Cup – the 22nd edition of the marquee event – FIFA, the global governing body of the sport, has allocated $440 million, a $40m increase from the 2018 edition.
In the 2014 Brazil World Cup, $358m was up for grabs. Asides from the winning team, all the participating teams receive a reward for making it to the finals.
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The winner of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will be awarded USD 42 million, which is approximately 344 crores in Indian rupees.
In the 2018 World Cup, the winner, France, received $38m, while the runner-up, Croatia, earned $28 million.
Before the 2006 World Cup, the winning side never received more than $10m, with 1982 champion Italy walking away with an estimated $2.2m.
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In 2002, FIFA increased the prize money pool, with the governing body handing cheques to all the teams.
*INR conversion at current rates
FIFA has announced that a total of $60 million in prize money will be up for grabs at the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
So, the prize money being offered in the Qatar Men’s World Cup 2022 is more than seven times that of the prize money on offer for the 2023 Women’s World Cup.
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However, the $60 million prize money on offer at the 2023 Women’s World Cup is double what was on offer at the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France.
According to reports, FIFA might further increase the prize money on offer at the 2023 Women’s World Cup, with the total figure leading up to $100m.
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