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Winner of the World Cup 2022 in Qatar will go home with $42 million

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FIFA has set aside a total prize pool of $440 million for the World Cup 2022 in Qatar,Persecondnews.com. gathered.

The 2018 tournament attracted a combined global viewership of 3.572 billion viewers – that is half the planet’s population. According to Fifa, the final between France and Croatia alone attracted a combined global audience of 1.12 billion.

Hosts Qatar will kick off the tournament at the Al Bayt Stadium on November 20 against Ecuador, with the final on December 18.

Prize money

Fifa has set aside a total prize pool of $440 million for the World Cup 2022.  See breakdown below

Champions: $42 million

Runners-up: $30 million

Third place: $27 million

Fourth place: $25 million

Fifth-eighth place: $68 million ($17 million per team)

Ninth-16th place: $104 million ($13 million per team)

17th-32nd place: $144 million ($9 million per team)

In addition, each team that has qualified will receive $1.5m ahead of the competition to cover preparation costs. In the 2018 edition, winners France took home a cheque of $38m.

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