Winning is priceless—unless you’re playing in the World Cup. 

The tournament only happens once every four years, and it’s a huge deal for soccer around the world. More games are anticipated for this year. than one million tourists To the Qatar as host country and invest billions in its economy. 

There’s also a hefty prize for the Team that wins the The big trophy: $42million, to be exact. That’s $4 million more than France took home when they won the World Cup 2018 

But it’s not just the Top team that brings home the big bucks money. The $30 million is being awarded to the runner-up. And the Teams in third and fourth places will receive $27 million each and $25 million respectively. Teams in fifth through eighth place each will receive $17million, and those in ninth through sixteenth place each will receive $13million. The $9 million each team receives from other teams in 32nd and higher places. How much Players get paid out of that prize money They can vary from one country or another. according to Bloomberg Law 

The total prize money That will be handed out in the coming year $440 million—a $40 million increase compared to the prize pool of 2018’s World Cup. It’s also nearly 15 times more than total prize money Included in the latest Women’s World Cup In 2019, it was $30 million. The winning women’s team was awarded only $4 million. 

A $440 million jackpot is certainly a lot, but it’s nothing in comparison to the FIFA is forecast to generate $4.7 billion in revenue. The organization is expecting to bring in $4.7 billion from this year’s World CupBroadcasting rights alone account for $2.64 trillion according to Forbes

Meanwhile, Qatar expects the Bloomberg reports that the tournament will add $17 billion to its economic output reported

Holding the Human rights organizations have criticized Qatar’s tournament highly because of its Qatari origins. the country’s policies relating to women and LGBTQ+ people, and its mistreatment of migrant workers. But that hasn’t stopped advertisers pouring in. money To the games. 

Seven countries, whose players previously agreed to wear rainbow-colored clothing, will now do so on Monday “One Love” After being asked by armbands that supported LGBTQ+ rights, they said no. Qatar threatened to penalize Capitols in Captain’s Wear the accessory. 

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