The 2014 FIFA World Cup has been described as the most valuable and most expensive ever, and the countries taking part are sure benefiting from it.
From its near $4.5 billion in revenue from broadcasters, sponsors, hospitality and licensing deals, FIFA distributes just over $400 million to the 32 national federations taking part in the tournament.
Here is how some of that money breaks down:
The winner between Germany and Argentina in the final will get $35 million in prize money paid to its national federation, which can spend the money as it chooses.
That’s $5 million more than the $30 million Spain took home from South Africa four years ago.
The runner up gets $25 million (up from $24 million in 2010), while the third- and fourth-place teams get $22 million and $20 million, respectively.
FIFA lets national federations choose how to reward the 23 players on their squads.
Prize money for the other 28 federations who are eliminated before the semifinals stayed at the same level as in 2010.
Quarterfinalists get $14 million, round of 16 losers get $9 million and those which failed to advance from the group get $8 million.