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Germany players earn US$408,000 for winning 2014 World Cup

Published on: 15 July 2014
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Germany will be awarded $35 million in prize money for winning the 2014 World Cup, while each player will get a US$408,000 bonus from their national football federation (DFB) for lifting the trophy.

Ghana did not win a single match will get $8million and $1.5 million for preparation cost. Each player got $100,000 "bonus" for winning nothing

Argentina will be paid $25 million for finishing as runners-up in 2014, while each of the 32 nations that reached the finals in Brazil have earned at least $8 million.

The 2014 World Cup champions will not only be going home with the top prize in world football, but they'll come away with $35 million in prize money, according to the Associated Press (via SportsIllustrated.com).

That's $5 million more than Spain received for winning it all in South Africa four years ago.

But there's plenty of prize money to go around, as even the last-place nation is guaranteed to come away with at least $8 million this summer.

The 32 participating nations will share a total fund of $576 million, which includes insurance policies to cover the club salaries owed to injured players. The actual prize money pot is $358 million, meaning the champion will take roughly 10 percent of the share.

Here we'll break down the prize money distribution at the 2014 World Cup.

As the World Cup grows in popularity every four years, the prize money continues to increase. In December of 2009, FIFA announced that prize money for the 2010 World Cup would increase 61 percent from that awarded at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

Now, this year's is up 37 percent from the previous tournament.

So while the $348 million share may seem like a ridiculous amount, that number is likely to grow ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

As FIFA.com notes, the organization also provides money for preparation expenses: "In addition, each of the 32 qualified teams will be granted $1.5 million for preparation costs. $70 million will be provided by FIFA via the member associations to the clubs whose players take part in the final competition as a contribution towards their participation."

Comments

  • Ansong says:
    July 15, 2014 08:33 am
    LETS GET RID OF UNQUALIFIED KUMASI COACHES AND SAVE THE NATIONAL TEAM. wise up.
  • Mumbi says:
    July 15, 2014 08:38 am
    Ghana, please use that money to return back your fans seeking for asylum in Brazil. But come with all of them to COSAFA torney, infact increase the number from 200 to atleast 1000. After the tornament, let them all cross from Botswana to Zambia coz we are in bad need of slaves to plough in our farms. We want to do away with using animals in our farms.
  • obele says:
    July 15, 2014 10:03 am
    @ mumbi, we will come to zambia cos indeed u are tired of using animals like yourself and your father in your farms. Aboa
  • obele says:
    July 15, 2014 10:28 am
    @mumbi, we will come to zambia cos u are indeed tired of using animals like yourself and your father in the farm. Aboa toliwa
  • aa says:
    July 15, 2014 10:45 am
    Zambia and Ghana are not co-equals and the two are very wide apart. We are not neighbours. You should be arguing with the south African team instead mumbi. We have nothing in common with Zambians
  • aa says:
    July 15, 2014 10:46 am
    Not even language. I cannot communicate with a Zambians and you accent in English sounds like you haven't been to school at all.
  • texas says:
    July 15, 2014 11:47 am
    Ansong enough of this baseless attacks on Kumasi people and Twi people using AA as cover. You do that anytime you write your useless comments. Am sure you must be a Ga man but let's ask ourselves guys, apart from filthy, dirty and stinking Accra what else has Ga people given to Ghana? Your people have turned beaches that can used to generate huge revenue and create thousands of jobs into free range feces/shit place. If you want insult AA, do so for the he has done as a coach but for where he comes. What you have been writing is also racism. Enough of this bullshit.
  • john Bone says:
    July 15, 2014 11:49 am
    @ Mumbi You are a zambian and talking about slavery. You are disgrace to the african continent. Go get yourself checked.
  • texas says:
    July 15, 2014 11:54 am
    Ansong enough of this baseless attacks on Kumasi people and Twi people using AA as cover. You do that anytime you write your useless comments. Am sure you must be a Ga man but let's ask ourselves guys, apart from filthy, dirty and stinking Accra what else has Ga people given to Ghana? Your people have turned beaches that can used to generate huge revenue and create thousands of jobs into free range feces/shit place. If you want insult AA, do so for the he has done as a coach but for where he comes. What you have been writing is also racism. Enough of this bullshit.
  • Rasheed says:
    July 15, 2014 12:16 pm
    @Texas,you started your comments by attacking ansong for his tribal remarks on the Ashantes.That is good,but you ended by also attacking the Gas instead of limiting your insults on ansong.
  • Rock says:
    July 15, 2014 01:10 pm
    There can never be good slaves in Africa more than Zambians?
  • texas says:
    July 15, 2014 01:45 pm
    Well said Rasheed but advise ansong to be circumspect in his criticism of individuals. if you have been reading Ansong's comments, you will know where am coming from. We all want AA and the GFA and it's management team and even the technical team gone. However, we don't insult his tribe or race. Ansong does this all the time.
  • fish says:
    July 15, 2014 02:32 pm
    @Texas,you are more enlightened than Ansong,so just ignore his derogatory comments,and let him. wallow in his folly.
  • texas says:
    July 15, 2014 03:06 pm
    Well said fish. Your point is well noted.
  • John Bone says:
    July 16, 2014 12:26 pm
    @Mumbi Reading from your comments i think you are not well informed about colonialism, racism and slavery. I guess you dont know slavery is still ongoing in africa as a whole first and you, me and every single african is affected directly or indirectly.. first and foremost i will advise you to go get yourself educated about it before you come back on this platform to comment about Ghanaians becoming Zambians slaves. I guess your own Minister of Justice Wynter Kabimba can enlighten you about the implications e.g here http://www.lusakatimes.com/2014/07/14/external-forces-responsible-africas-instability-wynter-kabimba/ ...... I just felt this an opportunity to get something off my chest..its a pity some people like you still live in the dark ages. and this goes to the rest please try to avoid racial and tribal sentiments when you are commenting
  • John Bone says:
    July 16, 2014 12:28 pm
    @Mumbi Reading from your comments i think you are not well informed about colonialism, racism and slavery. I guess you dont know slavery is still ongoing in africa as a whole first and you, me and every single african is affected directly or indirectly.. first and foremost i will advise you to go get yourself educated about it before you come back on this platform to comment about Ghanaians becoming Zambians slaves. I guess your own Minister of Justice Wynter Kabimba can enlighten you about the implications e.g here http://www.lusakatimes.com/2014/07/14/external-forces-responsible-africas-instability-wynter-kabimba/ ...... I just felt this an opportunity to get something off my chest..its a pity some people like you still live in the dark ages. and this goes to the rest please try to avoid racial and tribal sentiments when you are commenting