As well as silverware and pride, there is plenty of prize money on the line at the 2022 FIFA world Cup in Qatar.

While the focus for most teams will be on lifting the iconic trophy and representing their nations well, there is definitely a tangible benefit for success on the pitch.

The prize money can be especially beneficial for smaller nations to help improve their infrastructure and development pathways back home to improve for future editions of the tournament.

FIFA haven’t held back when it comes to prize money for World Cup in recent years, and 2022 is no different – with record- breaking sums up for grabs.

Here, The sporting News breaks down the prize money on offer in Qatar and how much each team can win.

FIFA have allocated $440 million in prize money for the 2022 World cup in Qatar.

This is an increase of $40 million compared to the 2018 tournament, while just $358 million in prize money was on offer at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Though a very significant sum, FIFA have a revenue budget of $4.6 billion in 2022, with broadcasting alone in income.

FIFA confirmed in April 2022 that the Qatar World Cup champions will receive a record $42 million in prize money.

This is an increase of $4m compared to 2018 and continue a trend that has seen the winners’ pay packets increase massively over the past 40 years.

Prior to 2006, World Cup – winning teams never pocketed more than $10m, with1982 champions Italy walking away with an estimated $2.2m for the efforts.

In 2002, there was big push from national teams for FIFA to increase the prize money on offer, growing World cup revenue ensuring such profits have been handed down to successful side since.

World Cup 2022 prize money breakdown:

How much prize money will each team make?

With so much prize money on offer, every side will walk away from Qatar significantly richer.

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