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FIFA World Cup 2018 Prize money

Have you ever wondered how much the team winning the most popular single sports tournament gets in terms of money? On this page, you will get to know how much money the teams will make in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. One thing is sure that no team will go empty-handed from Russia as the team finishing the last that is 32nd will also even get 8 million US dollars.

This year FIFA has increased the prize money for the teams competing in the world cup and the increase has been from 8% to 33%, the winner of 2018 FIFA World Cup will get 38 million US dollars which is 8.75% increase from the previous world cup in which the champions got 35 million US dollars. However, the maximum increase in terms of percentage is made for the teams finishing 9th to 16th place where each team will get 12 Million USD from the 9 million USD awarded in the last years’ competition. No change is made in the prize money for the teams finishing 17th to 32nd as they will continue to get 8 million US dollars. The Indian Rupee equivalent of 38 Million is 250 crore rupees approximately which the world cup winner will get.

Position 2014 World Cup

USD million

2018 World Cup

USD million

Per team Total Per team Total % Increase per Team
Champions 35 35 38 38  8.75
Runners-up 25 25 28 28 12
Third place 22 22 24 24 9.09
Fourth place 20 20 22 22 10
5th-8th place 14 56 16 64  14.29
9th-16th place 9 72 12 96  33
17th-32nd place 8 128 8 128 0
Total  358  400

Below is the table which converts USD 38 million to some of the world’s popular currencies. As the exchange rate of 15th November 2017 is considered, these amounts could change.

Currency 38 Million USD Equivalent
United States Dollar, $ (USD) 38,000,000
Euro, € (EUR) 32,228,790
British Pound Sterling, £ (GBP) 28,881,086
Japanese Yen, ¥ (JPY) 4,309,839,540
Swiss Franc, Fr (CHF) 37,610,357
Australian Dollar, $ (AUD) 49,806,600
Canadian Dollar, $ (CAD) 48,405,793
Indian Rupee (INR) 2,486,020,800
Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) 514,295,381,492
Russian Ruble, ₽ (RUB) 2,292,885,800
Singapore Dollar (SGD) 51,644,469
United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED) 139,562,220
Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD) 11,482,791
Saudi Riyal (SAR) 142,517,100
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