We are less than one year away from FIFA World Cup 2014 and the excitments thrills and preparations for the big event started with the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 in Brazil which the home side won it and now the countdown begins for the ultimate sporting event, the biggest in the world and in terms of prize money it ranks one of the most paying event.
So what is the prize money which will be handed to 32 team participation and how it will be distributed, lets take a closer look at World Cup 2014 finances.
Prize Money Distribution For FIFA World Cup 2014:
Total Prize Money: $576 million (confirmed by FIFA)
Participation Fee: $1.5 Million (each 32 Teams)
|Participation Fee||32 Team||$1.5m each|
|Group Stage(eliminated Teams)||16 Teams||$8m each|
|Round of 16 (Losers)||8 Teams||$9m each|
|Quarter Finals (Losers)||4 Teams||$14m each|
|4th Place team||1 Team||$18m|
|Third Place Team||1 Team||$20m|
|Runner Up||1 Team||$25m|
|Fees To clubs whose players play in WC||$70m|
[ Following table shows the prize money distribution among 32 teams from FIFA World Cup 2010 in South AFrica, where total prize money was $420 million ] So we can expect the small increase on prize money at every stage.
FIFA World Cup 2010 Prize Money Distribution:
|Participation Fee||32 Teams||$1 Million Each|
|Group Stage(eliminated Teams)||16||$8 Million|
|Round of 16 (Losers)||8||$9 Million|
|Quarter Finals (Losers)||4||$14 Million|
|4th Place team||1||$18 million|
|Third Place Team||1||$20 million|
|Runner Up||1||$24 million|
Above is not the confirmed prize money breakdown for the World Cup 2014 in Brazil, above table shows the official prize money for the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa, FIFA has not yet announced the final breakdown of prize money but as soon as they do we will be posting it here.