Mega Bucks For Nigeria, Other W/Cup Teams

World football governing body, FIFA says its Finance Committee has approved an increase in the contribution pool to be paid to all 32 teams for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, to $576 million, compared to £420 million shared in 2010.
FIFA said the fund has been increased by 37 per cent compared to the last edition held in South Africa.
At its meeting in Costa do Sauipe/Bahia earlier on Friday, FIFA says the the winners will receive $35 million, while the runners-up will obtain $25 million.
The third-placed team will go home with $22 million, the fourth-placed team will get $20 million, while the quarter-finalists will go home with $14 million each.
According to FIFA, the teams that reach the round of 16 will get $9 million each, while those eliminated in the group stage will receive $8 million each.
“A total of $358 million will be shared as prize money among the 32 participating teams. In addition, each of the 32 qualified teams will be granted $1.5 million for preparation costs”, FIFA said.
It was also gathered that $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.
“A further $100 million has been allocated to the Club Protection Programme for the FIFA World Cup. This programme was launched in 2012 and is applicable on a worldwide level for all matches listed in the international match calendar for the period from 1 September 2012 until 31 December 2014, including the 2014 FIFA World Cup”.

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