The ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar has separated the boys from the men at the semifinal stage, with Croatia, Argentina, Morocco, and France aiming for victory.
According to FIFA, the Atlas Lions, two-time winners Argentina, defending champions France and Russia 2018 runners-up Croatia are already guaranteed at least $25m each, and are in line for the top prize of a whopping $42m.
For the very first time in the history of the World Cup, an African side has reached the last four of the competition and interestingly, Morocco have also not lost any game in this tournament.
They humiliated former world champions Spain before they sent Portugal out of the competition following their 1-0 win in the quarterfinal clash.
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How much money will the FIFA World Cup 2022 winners earn?
The champions of the FIFA World Cup 2022 are set to take home a whopping sum of USD 42 million.
The runners-up will be awarded a sum of USD 30 million for making it to the final. Teams finishing third and fourth will take home a sum of USD 27 million and USD 25 million, respectively.
Those finishing between the 5th to 8th spots will be awarded a sum of USD 17 million each while those finishing between the 9th to 16th spots will take home USD 13 million each. The rest of the teams will be awarded USD 9 million each for participating in the tournament.
All 32 teams will also receive USD 1.5 million each for making it to the group stages. The amount will be paid to all the teams to cover their preparation costs in Qatar.
Most expensive World Cup ever
Qatar is the first middle eastern country to be hosting a football World Cup and has invested heavily in infrastructure to accommodate millions of fans who will be visiting the country over the course of the next few weeks.
As per Bloomberg, Qatar has invested around a staggering $300 billion to make the World Cup a reality making the tournament the most expensive World Cup in football history.
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