World Cup purse, payouts, breakdown, prize money 2022: How much will Argentina earn?

The battle of the three stars ends in style with Messi lifting the World Cup trophy at the Lusail Stadium—what else could anyone have asked for? With back-to-back national titles, it seems the 35-year-old is living up his dream.

Argentina’s journey throughout the World Cup was a hell of an experience. Losing the first game against Saudi Arabia and then lifting the trophy at the same stadium is a treat to the eyes.

On the other hand, France performed admirably as a title contender, trailing by two goals until the 80th minute of the game and then scoring two goals in 97 seconds, an epic sporting display from the French team, with credit going to the soon-to-be 24-year-old soccer maestro Kylian Mbappe. 

Yesterday, the world witnessed one of the best sporting events, with a trailblazing performance from both teams, and chose the winner from the penalty shootout. Soccer won at Lusail Stadium.

Though it began with less hype and a little controversy, many now consider this to be the best World Cup ever. Now, let’s dive a little deeper into the financials of this massive Qatar World Cup and find out how much money Argentina has pocketed!

Total prize money Fund at the 2022 FIFA World Cup

FIFA has announced a whopping $1 billion prize money fund for the 2022 Qatar World Cup, which is nearly 30% higher than the last Russia World Cup. But the majority portion of this fund will be used to compensate the less developed federations, player protection plans, club development, and insurance funds.

FIFA was set to award a lofty $440M to the 32 teams that have participated in this World Cup. The prize money would be distributed using two payment methods: the guaranteed purse and the performance bonus.   

How much World Cup winners Argentina earned from the 2022 Qatar World Cup?

The first time the winners got awarded two digits of prize money was at the 2006 World Cup, after which the purse got bigger day by day.

This year, Argentina was awarded $45M as the performance bonus, and with the $2.5M guaranteed purse, this Latin American team bagged the hefty total of $47.5M from this magnus opus event, which is nearly $5M higher than the last World Cup.

FIFA World Cup 2022 prize money breakdown: How much has each team made? 

Let’s now see how much the other teams have made out of this World Cup:

Teams Guaranteed Purse Performance Bonus Total Earning
16 teams which get eliminated at Group Stage $2.5M $8M $10.5M
8 teams which get eliminated at Round of 16  $2.5M $12M $14.5M
4 teams which get eliminated at Quarterfinals $2.5M $16M $18.5M
Fourth Place [Morocco] $2.5M $22M $24.5M
Third Place [Croatia] $2.5M $26M $28.5M
Runners-up [France] $2.5M $32M $34.5M
Winner [Argentina] $2.5M $45M $47.5M


Saifullah Nayem

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Business undergrad and has been a culer since childhood, currently working as a combat sportswriter at SportsZion. Aside from sports, he is passionate about marketing and business-related activities.


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