Football is one of the most popular sports in the world. Russia is all set to host FIFA World Cup 2018. This year the prize money for the teams will be Rs 2684 Crore. The FIFA World Cup trophy is made up of 4.927 KG of pure gold.
FIFA World Cup 2018
Last time the Football world cup was hosted by Brazil and the final was played between Germany and Argentina. Germany emerged victoriously and the teams were awarded $42 Million which is approximately Rs 281 Crore. This time the tournament will start from 14 June. And this time the prize money for the teams is Rs 2684 Crore.
Cricket Is No Match If It Is About Popularity And Prize Money
If the amount is compared to the award of cricket world cup, football got the upper hand. The prize money for FIFA 2018 is almost 40 times to that of the Cricket world cup 2015 (Rs 67 Crore).
This Is How The Prize Money Will Be Distributed
The winning team will be awarded $38 Million. On the other hand, prize money of $28 Million will be awarded to the runner-up. The team finishing on the third spot will get $24 Million while the team on the fourth position will get $22 Million. Other teams which make it to the quarterfinals will get $16 Million each. The teams finishing on the 9-16 spots will get $12 Million each. Furthermore, rest of the teams will get $8 Million each.
RS 10 Crore For All The Participating Teams
Apart from this, all the teams that are participating in the tournament will get Rs 10 crore each for their practice and preparation. Furthermore, Almost all of the players are under the contract of their respective professional football clubs. In addition, FIFA has paid $209 Million approximately Rs 1402 crore for the Benefits program. Moreover, they have deposited $134 Million (Rs 900 Crore). It is the security amount deposited for the clubs if an injury happens to the players.
Prize Money In UEFA Champions League
In addition, If we talk about the tournament that pays the highest prize money, it is UEFA Champions League. In the league, the prize money is Rs 18,300 crore. Furthermore, If we compare it with the most expensive cricket league (IPL), the prize money is IPL is Rs 50 crore.
In conclusion, the popularity of Football is off the chart. No doubt the upcoming tournament will bring throat drying action. What do you think? Share in the comments. Check out the prize money of other sports league here.