FIFA confirmed in October 2017 that a total of $400 million would be shared between the participants at the 2018 World Cup in the form of prize money.
Simply reaching the finals is worth a minimum of $9. 5m ($8m for taking part in the group stage and $1. 5m for tournament costs). If a team progresses from the group stage but gets knocked out at the round of 16 they will be rewarded with an extra $4m (a total of $12m). Teams that are eliminated in the quarter - final stage will receive a further $4m ($16m) and the final four will each receive different amounts, depending on how well they do.
The beaten semi - finalists who contest the third - place play - off will share $46m, with $24m going to winner and $22m going to the loser.
What will the winners get? The 2018 World Cup final is a $66m game and the winners will be paid $38m with the runners - up getting $28m. Unaccounted are the personal endorsements of the players and the team that follows the victory.
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