Not 440 million… How did the World Cup prizes rise to a billion dollars?

The 2022 World Cup prizes are the most expensive in the history of the tournament, and the winning team will be the owner of the largest share of them.

Competitions are concludedWorld Cup 2022On Sunday, when the Argentine national team faces its French counterpart, at Lusail Stadium, in the final match.

What is the prize for the 2022 World Cup winner?

The winner of the Argentina-France match will receive a huge cash prize of $42 million, a difference of $12 million from the second-place finisher.

On the other hand, the third-placed Croatia team will receive $27 million, compared to $25 million for the fourth-placed Morocco.

This comes after the 2022 World Cup prizes increased from $400 million in the 2018 World Cup in Russia to $440 million in Qatar.

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What are the prizes for the 2022 World Cup?

But according to “statista”, these prizes are part of larger prizes, amounting to about a billion dollars, that clubs receive along with the national teams.

According to the site, another $70 million will be distributed to the participating teams before the start of the 2022 World Cup, in order to prepare for the tournament in the best possible way.

In addition, there are 310 million dollars distributed to clubs whose players participate in the World Cup, in addition to 220 million dollars in compensation to clubs for injuries to their players in the tournament.

And with the calculation of these increases, the total prizes for the 2022 World Cup are about one billion and 40 million US dollars, an increase of about 29% from the World Cup in Russia, whose prizes totaled 791 million dollars.

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How did FIFA get the 2022 World Cup prize money?

FIFA did not allocate this huge budget out of thin air, but it came in exchange for the huge amounts of money it received in the last 4 years after organizing the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

According to the “entire sportal” website, FIFA receives 85% of the proceeds from broadcasting rights and sponsorship contracts.

According to the website, FIFA received $3.5 billion in broadcast rights, as well as $2.4 billion in sponsorship contracts and other commercial activities.

In addition, FIFA received $1.1 billion from the sale of World Cup tickets, plus $890 million in licensing fees.

By calculating those revenues, FIFA would have achieved revenues of $7.89 billion between 2018 and 2022.

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