What do the winners of the FIFA World Cup get?

What do the winners of the FIFA World Cup get?

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- What do the winners of the World Cup get? In 2018, France was crowned the winner of the World Cup final and took home $38 million in prize money. FIFA confirmed in April 2022 that the Qatar World Cup champions will receive a whopping $42 million in prize money.

Winners pay packets have increased massively over the past 40 years. In fact, prior to 2006, no World Cup-winning teams pocketed more than $10 million. Interestingly, the winning team doesn't get to take home the actual trophy. They're allowed to party with it for an hour or two, but then it's quickly returned to FIFA following the trophy ceremony and celebrations. Instead, the winning team goes home with a gold-plated replica of the actual trophy.

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