IN just days time, the ball will be rolling in Qatar, where 32 teams will battle it out for World Cup glory.
And it’s not just pride they will be playing for.
As well as lifting the iconic trophy, the winners can expect a hefty cash prize for their contribution.
FIFA are notorious for giving out ground-breaking sums as prizes for tournaments.
And this year is no different, with huge financial rewards up for grabs.
How much will the winner earn?
Earlier this year, FIFA confirmed that the tournament winners will receive a record £35million, a £3m increase from 2018 and a whopping £27m increase from the 2006 World Cup.
However, it’s not just the winners who will profit from Qatar. Every side will walk away £1.2m richer just for qualifying.
Individual players can also expect to fill their pockets. Australia are reportedly set to pay each of their players £128,000 with an extra £164,000 to be awarded if they reach the knockout stages.
Here is a breakdown of how much teams will earn based on how far they progress in the tournament.
- Group stage – £7.5m
- Round of 16 – £11m
- Quarter-finals – £14m
- Fourth place – £21m
- Third place – £23m
- Runners-up – £25m
- Winners – £35m