2018 World Cup: France gets 38m Dollars, Croatia $28 Princely Rewards from Pool of $400m
The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) organizers of the World Cup has announced the distribution of the 2018 Russia World Cup prizes from pool totaling a huge sum of $400 million as 2018 World Cup reward.
France, the 2018 Russia World Cup winner will take home a princely sum of $38 MILLION representing 9.5% of the pull sum of $400 million available as total prize money to be shared among the 32 teams that feature in the Russia 2018 tourney concluded yesterday in Russia.
The first runner-up, Croatia will take home the second most handsome prize money of $28 Million representing 7% while Belgium in the third place as 2nd runner up is rewarded with $24 million or 6% and England in fourth position gets $22 million or 5.5% all of the total prize money as their respective World Cup prizes.
The four quarter finalists made up of Brazil, Sweden, Russia and Uruguay will each pockets the sum of $18 million. This translates that the four countries here 5th-8th positions share $64 million or 16% of the total prize money.
In the same vein, the eight countries who made it up to the second round of the game each picks a cheque of $12 million for their efforts. In other words, 9th – 16th positions share $96 million or 24% of the total prize package. These countries include Spain, Portugal, Denmark, and Argentina. Others include Mexico, Switzerland, Colombia and Japan.
The group Stage drop outs which by more are more in number including Nigeria will be rewarded with the sum of $8 million each. This category featuring 17th -32nd positions, shares $128 million or 32% of the total princely reward for the 2018 World Cup participants. These countries numbering 16 include, of course, Nigeria, Germany, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Iran, Australia and Peru.
Others in this category with the lowest prize money are Iceland, South Kores, Serbia, Costa Rica, Tunisia, Panama, Poland and Senegal.