World Cup 2022: Argentina wins world cup, claims $42million prize


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Lionel Messi capped his glittering career with a World Cup victory on Sunday, as Argentina defeated France on penalties in a game for the ages, triumphing 4-2 after a hat-trick from Kylian Mbappe ensured the game ended level following extra time.

The prize money for teams competing in the World Cup 2022, which took place in Qatar, is a whopping $440 million.

The tournament in 2022 featured 32 teams from around the world. There are 13 European teams, five African teams, four North American teams, four South American teams, and six Asian teams.

Qatar, Ecuador, Wales, Iran, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Denmark, Tunisia, Canada, Belgium, Germany, Costa Rica, Serbia, Cameroon, Ghana, and Uruguay all earned $9 million each after exiting the World Cup at the group stage.

The teams that advanced to the round of 16 – the United States, Senegal, Australia, Poland, Spain, Japan, Switzerland, and South Korea – each received $13 million.

Brazil, the Netherlands, Portugal, and England earned $17 million each for reaching the quarter-finals.

Morocco, which finished fourth will receive $25 million.

Croatia, which finished third will be given $27 million.

The runner-up France, will receive $30 million, while the winner, Argentina of the 2022 FIFA World Cup will receive $42 million.

This is a $40 million increase over the 2018 tournament.

Prior to 2006, World Cup-winning teams were never paid more than $10 million, with Italy earning an estimated $2.2 million for their efforts.

National teams made a strong push for FIFA to increase the prize money available in 2002. The prize money won since 1982 until 2022 is listed below;

Year Prize money
(USD) million
2022 $42m
2018 $38m
2014 $35m
2010 $30m
2006 $20m
2002 $8m
1998 $6m
1994 $4m
1990 $3.5m
1986 $2.8m
1982 $2.2m

Twitter reactions

Several Messi fans are excited about the big wins for the World Cup 2022 which held in Qatar. Even in Nigeria, thousands of fans were tweeting through out the match some rooting for Messi and others for Mbappe.

One of Messi’s fans, Emmanuel Iren (founder of Celebration Church International; CCI) who celebrated his birthday on December 18 prayed for the football star to win the world cup. His (Emmanuel Iren) followers also threw their support behind him.



Mbappe was not left behind on the Twitter trends, having scored the highest goal in the world cup and winning the golden boat at just 23 years old.


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