The FIFA World Cup 2018 is set to fetch an estimated revenue of $4.83 billion (₹ 32,000 crores). All the stakeholders – from the 2018 champions to each participating nation, to the professional football clubs who have released players for their national duties at the FIFA World Cup 2018 – stand to gain in terms of their share from this jackpot.
FIFA will distribute $ 791 million (₹ 5,300 crores) as prize money and bonus to the participants. The amount is 25% higher than the prize and bonus distributed for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil four years ago.
The 32 participating nations share $400 million (₹2,680 crore), while the remaining $391 million (₹2,620 crore) will go to the organisers and the professional clubs who have released their player for the World Cup to represent their nationalities.
Each of the 32 teams, who have qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2018 finals in Russia, will be richer by a minimum of $15 million (₹10.05 crore) for playing the World Cup in Russia.
Premier League clubs stand to gain the most as 38 players from the English top-notch clubs like Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspurs will be representing their respective countries in Russia over the next one month.
Manchester City with its 16 players has strongest representation in the World Cup, followed by the Spanish La Lia majors Real Madrid and Barcelona. Respectively 15 and 14 players from the two Spanish clubs will be in action during the FIFA World Cup finals.