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Football World Cup winner’s prize money rises to $35 million

FIFA President Joseph Blatter, left, and FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke listen to a question during a press conference one day before the draw for the 2014 soccer World Cup in Costa do Sauipe near Salvador, Brazil, on Thursday.

FIFA President Joseph Blatter, left, and FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke listen to a question during a press conference one day before the draw for the 2014 soccer World Cup in Costa do Sauipe near Salvador, Brazil, on Thursday.

The 2014 World Cup champions will receive $35 million in prize money, world football’s governing body FIFA announced in Salvador on Thursday.

The value represents a 17 per cent increase in the prize money handed to Spain for winning the 2010 tournament in South Africa, reports Xinhua .

FIFA will award the second placed side $25 million while the third will receive $22 million.

Each of the tournament’s 32 teams will receive $1.5 million before the tournament begins to help cover their preparation costs.

Another $70 million have been set aside for indemnity payments to clubs who will be without their players during the month-long tournament.

In addition, FIFA has pledged $100 million to a legacy fund for the Brazilian government.

World Cup prize money:

Winners — $35 million

Second — $25 million

Third — $22 million

Fourth — $20 million

Quarterfinals — $14 million

Round of 16 — $9 million

Group phase — $8 million


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