Amount of money Ghana,15 other teams eliminated from World Cup will be paid

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 16:05 | By
Amount of money Ghana,15 other teams eliminated from World Cup will be paid
Ghana in action against Uruguay. Both teams were eliminated from the World Cup. PHOTO/Courtesy.

Only two teams from Africa Senegal and Morocco qualified for the round of 16 as three others including favourites Ghana were eliminated from the World Cup.

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar saw 32 national teams clash in eight respective groups from November 20, when the tournament kicked off, to December 2, when the last group matches were played.

After nearly two weeks of group action, 16 teams were eliminated from the tournament and the other 16 progressed to the knockout stages.

The remaining teams will face off in the round of 16 where eight teams will be eliminated, then there will be quarterfinal matches where four teams will be eliminated before two more teams are eliminated in the semifinals and finally the winner will be decided in a thrilling match to be played on December 18.

Cash prize

All the 32 teams that participated in the World Cup will be rewarded by the world's football governing body FIFA based on the stages they were eliminated from the tournament.

FIFA has set aside a staggering $440 million/Ksh53.9 billion for prize payouts for the 2022 World Cup, with $42 million/Ksh5.1 billion going to the winning team.

According to FIFA, the rest of the prize purse will break down as follows;

The runner-up will earn $30 million/Ksh3.6 billion, while the third-place team will take home $27 million/Ksh3.3 billion.

The team that finishes fourth will earn $25 million/Ksh3 billion while teams finishing fifth through eighth will receive $17 million each/Ksh2 billion.

Teams that made it to the round of 16 are guaranteed $13 million/Ksh1.5 billion. While teams finishing 17th through 32nd will receive $9 million/Ksh1.1 billion apiece.

Additionally, FIFA allotted each qualified team $1.5 million/Ksh183.8 million ahead of the tournament to help cover preparation costs.

Ghana, Uruguay, Serbia, Cameroon, Canada, Belgium, Costa Rica, Germany, Denmark, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Wales, Iran, Ecuador and Qatar were all eliminated in the group stage.

The 16 eliminated teams will get Ksh1.1 billion apiece from FIFA on top of the Ksh183.8 million that they were each given ahead of the tournament.

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