Full List: See Breakdown Of 2022 FIFA World Cup Prize Money
With the 2022 FIFA World Cup officially ending today Sunday, December 1, 2022, participating teams at the tournament in Qatar will walk home with a whopping total of $440 million.
Naija News reports that the final game of the World Cup is between holders France and two-time champions Argentina, who will be slugging it out for the trophy and the $42 million grand prize.
The teams that were knocked out of the World Cup at the group stage – Qatar, Ecuador, Wales, Iran, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Denmark, Tunisia, Canada, Belgium, Germany, Costa Rica, Serbia, Cameroon, Ghana, Uruguay – all earned $9 million each
The teams that made it through to the round of 16 – USA, Senegal, Australia, Poland, Spain, Japan, Switzerland, and South Korea – will take home $13 million each.
While those that reached the quarter-finals -Brazil, Netherlands, Portugal, England – will get $17 million each.
Fourth-place team Morocco earns $25 million, while Third-placed team Croatia gets $27 million.
The runner-up between Argentina and France will earn $30 million, while the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner will earn $42 million.
This is an increase of $40m compared to the 2018 tournament.
Prior to 2006, World Cup-winning teams never pocketed more than $10m, with 1982 champions Italy walking away with an estimated $2.2m for their efforts.
Below are the prize monies won since 1982 up until 2022;