FIFA said on Friday that each of the 32 competing national federations in Russia will get at least 8 million USD.
The 2018 World Cup champion will get $38 million from a prize fund FIFA has increased by 12 percent to $400 million.
FIFA said on Friday that each of the 32 competing national federations in Russia will get at least $8 million, the same as in 2014 when the overall prize fund was $358 million.
Three years ago, World Cup champion Germany received $35 million and runner-up Argentina got $25 million. Next year, the runner-up will also get a $3 million increase to $28 million.
Following a meeting of the FIFA Council, the governing body said the third- and fourth-place teams will each get a $2 million increase to $24 million and $22 million, respectively. The quarterfinalists will each get $16 million, also a $2 million increase and teams eliminated in the last 16 get a $3 million increase to $12 million.
The prize fund comes from World Cup revenues that FIFA has projected to exceed $5 billion despite stalled sales of sponsorships amid Swiss and American corruption investigations.
“Today the doors are open, the revenues come in and the revenues will exceed the budget certainly,” FIFA President Gianni Infantino said.
Teams will also get $1.5 million from FIFA toward the costs of preparing for the tournament. That amount was the same in 2014.
FIFA Council confirms contributions for FIFA World Cup participants: https://t.co/ghZo7tXE6R
— FIFA Media (@fifamedia) October 27, 2017
FIFA also moved to unblock a $100 million fund from 2014 World Cup tournament revenues for host Brazil which has been frozen in the fallout from corruption investigations.
The Intercontinental Cup was formally replaced in 2005 by the Club World Cup for all continental champions. That competition’s future is under review beyond the 2018 edition in Abu Dhabi.
FIFA said that a review of its club, youth and women’s competitions would report to the next council meeting, on March 15-16 in Bogota, Colombia.
Infantino hinted that an expanded Club World Cup is one option to replace the Confederations Cup, which is next due to be played in 2021.
“We would have to look at abolishing some competitions in order to add another one,” Infantino said.
Olympic team rosters could be larger at the 2020 Tokyo Games. Infantino said a squad of 18 players was too small for several games in a tournament running less than three weeks.