Interesting Fact - World Cup Facts - Prize Money

The total prize money on offer for the tournament was confirmed by FIFA as $420 million (including payments of $40m to domestic clubs), a 60 percent increase on the 2006 tournament. Before the tournament, each of the 32 entrants receive $1 million for preparation costs.

(Once at the tournament, the prize money will be distributed as follows:

* $8 million – To each team exiting after the group stage (16 teams)
* $9 million – To each team exiting after the round of 16 (8 teams)
* $14 million – To each team exiting after the quarter-finals (4 teams)
* $18 million – Fourth placed team
* $20 million – Third placed team
* $24 million – Runner up
* $30 million – Winner
)

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