The total prize money for the FIFA World Cup final in 2022 is $72 million.

The winner will take home the competition’s top prize of $42 million, while the runner-up will walk away with $30 million. Winning the championship would therefore be worth an additional $12 million to the two competing teams.

For this World Cup, FIFA allocated $440 million in prize money, with teams earning progressively larger amounts based on how far they advanced in the competition.

the winners of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Four years ago, France won $38 million in prize money, making this year’s championship the most money FIFA has ever given out. The prize money awarded to the winning team increased by $4 million, not even the biggest increase yet, from $8 million in 2002 to $20 million in 2006.

Due to increased tournament revenue ensuring that such gains have been distributed to winning teams, the World Cup winner today receives an overall sum that is more than five times greater than it was two decades ago.

The prize money offered for the World Cups for men and women continues to be very different. The prize money for the 2022 World Cup is $440 million overall, but only $60 million will be awarded for the 2023 Women’s World Cup, a $380 million difference.

FIFA increased prize money for the upcoming Women’s World Cup by two times, with only $30 million allocated in 2019. There is still a sizable disparity, though.

The Argentina vs. France semi-final of the FIFA World Cup on Sunday night at Lusail Stadium in Qatar will be the centre of attention. After defeating Croatia in 2018, France will win the World Cup again if it prevails in today’s game. But Messi’s cap would undoubtedly get a much-needed ruff if Argentina won. The World Cup will be raised for the first time by Messi, who is currently regarded as the best player in the world. Additionally, it will be Argentina’s first title since 1989.