The 2022 World Cup has come to an end and the prize money for winning teams has been revealed. The prize money for teams that participated at the just concluded 2022 World Cup in Qatar is a whooping total of $440 million.
The just concluded tournament featured 32 teams from different countries across the world. 13 countries from Europe, 5 from Africa, 4 from North America, 4 from South America and 6 from Asia.
The teams that exited 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, South Korea – all earned $13 million each
While those that reached the quarter-finals -Brazil, Netherlands, Portugal, England – earned $17 million each.
Fourth place team Morocco, earned $25 million
Third-placed team Croatia earned $27 million
The runner-up France will earn $30 million, while the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner Argentina earn $42 million.
This is actually an increase of $40 Million as compared to when the tournament took place in 2018.
Prior to 2006, the winning team never pocketed more than $10M, with 1982 champions walking away with an estimated $2.2 for their efforts.
In 2002, there was actually a massive push from national teams for FIFA to increase the prize money on offer.
The 2022 World Cup has officially ended with Argentina winning France in a penalty shootout.