Top 10 Highest Paid Soccer Player

Highest Paid Soccer Player: Soccer is one of the most widely played sports on the planet. And when a sport is widely played, it is widely viewed by audiences around the world. When a large number of audiences watch the game, they get to know the players and that in turn increases the brand value of soccer players. It is one of the highest paid games and even when all the sports are considered, soccer players are richer than most of the other sports players. Soccer attracts more money than other sports so it pays more than others. The beautiful game rakes in a lot of money which makes its players the highest earning sports players too. Let’s see the Top 10 highest paid soccer players in 2015 around the world and the staggering amount of money they earn.

Top 10 Highest Paid Soccer Player

10 Highest Paid Soccer Player

#1 Cristiano Ronaldo – $79 million

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best footballers the world has seen. Just as his skills, his money quotient is high too. He plays for Portugal in his national team and in the club Real Madrid under Liga BBVA. He earns around $52.2 million in salaries from his club and the team making it the highest paid soccer player salary paid by anyone and the other $26.8 million comes from the brand endorsements that he does. He is the highest paid soccer player in the world and rightly deserves to be so. Surprisingly, he was also the highest-paid soccer player 2014.


#2 Lionel Messi – $70 million

He is currently the best soccer player and has smashed almost all the records that existed in the history of football. He is young, talented and very rich. He gets paid $48.5 million in his salaries and also endorses many brands for which he earns $22 million. He is a one-club player and has always played for Barcelona and for his national team Argentina. His skills aren’t comparable with anyone else in the game and even legends have accepted that he is the best football player of all time.

#3 Zlatan Ibrahimovic – $41.8 million

He stands a distant third position after the close two contenders. For his salary, he earns around $35.8 million and though his brand value is not much, he still earns around $6 million for the brand endorsements he does. He plays for his country Sweden and his current club is Paris-Saint German. He is known for his acrobatic skills and scissor kicks.


#4 Gareth Bale – $34.9 million

Gareth Bale was recently bought by Real Madrid at an all time highest $100 million. For 2015, he earned $25.4 million in salaries and the rest of $6.5 million; he earned it in brand endorsements. He plays for the country Wales and currently in the club Real Madrid. He is the most expensive soccer player in the world. He owns the record for getting the highest paid soccer player contract by Real Madrid.

#5 Neymar Jr. – $31.7 million

He is one of the youngest and the most talented footballers in the world. Came to Barcelona in 2013 and has been in stellar form since then. He got around $14.7 million in salaries, but he earned more in endorsements that is $17 million, one of the most valued players in Soccer. He plays for Brazil as his national team and for the club Barcelona in the meanwhile.

#6 Radamel Falcao – $31 million

Radamel Falcao has earned around $31 million in the year 2014 of which $27 million was for his salaries and $4 million he got for the brand endorsements he did. He plays for Columbia as his national team and in the club Atletico Madrid as of 2015. He is a great winger and can get past defenders in a jiffy. He scored around 36 goals for his club alone for the season 2014-15.

#7 Wayne Rooney – $25.8 million

He is the highest paid soccer player in England for the year 2014 and he got paid about $19 million for his salaries and $6.8 million for various brand endorsements that he does for many brands. He currently plays for the club Manchester United and also for his country England. He is known for the quick dribbles and the long range shots that he takes. Wayne Rooney has been loyal to his club ever since and not planning to make a move for any other club.

#8 James Rodriguez – $25.4 million

James Rodriguez made a name for himself in 2014 FIFA World Cup where he got the golden boot for the most number of goals. He earns $21.4 million in salaries and wages and the other $4 million for the brands he chooses to endorse. He is a talented and young football player playing for Columbia as his country and Real Madrid as his club. He is also said to be the next big player football has to see.

#9 Sergio Aguero – $25.3 million

Sergio Aguero is one of the best forwards in the club Manchester City. He gets paid around $18 million for the salaries from his team and the club he plays for, and an additional $7.2 million for the value he puts in his endorsements. He is one of the finest strikers for his country Argentina and plays remarkably well with the skills he has. Courtesy him, Argentina made it to the finals in the 2014 FIFA world cup.

#10 Luis Suarez – $19.9 million

Recently got infamous for biting players from other teams, Luis Suarez is among the highest salary earners in soccer. Recently changed his club to Barcelona, he is a goal machine for them. He plays for his country Uruguay and the Spanish club Barcelona. He is one of the most lethal forwards the world has seen and earns around $15.4 million in salaries and $4.5 million in the little brand endorsements that he does.

Here is the top paid athletes and highest paid soccer’ Forbes listing all the best players who also earn like they play.

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FIFA World Cup 2018 Schedule, Fixtures, Time Table PDF

The dates for Schedule of 2018 Fifa world cup is announced but the draw for Groups is still to be taken place. The matches will be played from 14 June to 15 July 2017. 32 National teams will be entertained in this tournament to play 64 matches in 32 days. All the 32 games will be played at 12 Venues. Russia's Capital will host the final of 2018 world cup on  15 July.

We will share all details related to 2018 FIFA World Cup Fixtures and Time Table in PDF, Chart, Printable or in Calendar format.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Schedule, Fixtures, Time Table PDF

FIFA World cup 2018 Time Table is divided into two stages [Group Stage] & [Knockout Stage] which further divided into 3 Stages named [Round of 16, Quarter-finals, Semi-finals]. After this there is one 3rd/4th place match and one final will be played.

Group Stage:

There are 8 groups from Group A to Group H. Every group includes 4 teams. Russia being the host of world cup placed in Group A and will play first match of the tournament.

- Only Top 2 teams from each Group will qualify for Round of 16 in Knockout Stage.

Knockout Stage:

In this stage every team will play one match and if the match is tied at the end of 90 minutes then 2 periods of extra time 15 minutes will be played. If after extra time still the match is tied then Penalty shootout will be taken.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Schedule, Fixtures PDF

Check out the match time, date, venue info of the all the games.

DATENo#MATCHTIME*VENUE
14 JuneMatch 1Russia vs Saudi Arbaia18:00 MSKLuzhniki Stadium, Moscow
15 JuneMatch 2Egypt vs Uruguay17:00 YEKTCentral Stadium, Yekaterinburg
15 JuneMatch 3Morocco vs Iran18:00 MSKKrestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
15 JuneMatch 4Portugal vs Spain21:00 MSKFisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
16 JuneMatch 5France vs Australia13:00 MSKKazan Arena, Kazan
16 JuneMatch 6Peru vs Denmark19:00 MSKMordovia Arena, Saransk
16 JuneMatch 7Argentia vs Iceland16:00 MSKOtkrytiye Arena, Moscow
16 JuneMatch 8Croatia vs Nigeria21:00 MSKKaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad
17 JuneMatch 9Costa Rica vs Serbia16:00 SAMTCosmos Arena, Samara
17 JuneMatch 10Brazil vs Switzerland21:00 MSKRostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don
17 JuneMatch 11Germany vs Mexico18:00 MSKLuzhniki Stadium, Moscow
18 JuneMatch 12Sweden vs South Korea15:00 MSKNizhny Novgorod Stadium
18 JuneMatch 13Belgium vs Panama18:00 MSKFisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
18 JuneMatch 14Tunisia vs England21:00 MSKVolgograd Arena, Volgograd
19 JuneMatch 15Poland vs Senegal15:00 MSKOtkrytiye Arena, Moscow
19 JuneMatch 16Colombia vs Japan18:00 MSKMordovia Arena, Saransk
19 JuneMatch 17Russia vs Egypt21:00 MSKKrestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
20 JuneMatch 18Uruguay vs Saudi Arbaia18:00 MSKRostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don
20 JuneMatch 19Portugal vs Morocco15:00 MSKLuzhniki Stadium, Moscow
20 JuneMatch 20Iran vs Spain21:00 MSKKazan Arena, Kazan
21 JuneMatch 21France vs Peru17:00 YEKTCentral Stadium, Yekaterinburg
21 JuneMatch 22Denmark vs Australia19:00 SAMTCosmos Arena, Samara
21 JuneMatch 23Argentia vs Croatia21:00 MSKNizhny Novgorod Stadium
22 JuneMatch 24Nigeria vs Iceland18:00 MSKVolgograd Arena, Volgograd
22 JuneMatch 25Brazil vs Costa Rica15:00 MSKKrestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
22 JuneMatch 26Serbia vs Switzerland20:00 KALTKaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad
23 JuneMatch 27Germany vs Sweden18:00 MSKFisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
23 JuneMatch 28South Korea vs Mexico21:00 MSKRostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don
23 JuneMatch 29Belgium vs Tunisia15:00 MSKOtkrytiye Arena, Moscow
24 June Match 30England vs Panama20:00 KALTNizhny Novgorod Stadium 
24 June  Match 31Japan vs Senegal20:00 YEKTCentral Stadium, Yekaterinburg
24 June  Match 32Poland vs Colombia21:00 MSKKazan Arena, Kazan
25 June Match 33Uruguay vs Russia18:00SAMT Cosmos Arena, Samara 
25 June Match 34Saudi Arabia vs Egypt 17:00 MSK Volgograd Arena, Volgograd 
25 June Match 35Iran vs Portugal 21:00 MSK Mordovia Arena, Saransk 
25 June Match 36 Spain vs Morocco 20:00 KALT Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad 
26 June Match 37 Denmark vs France 17:00 MSK Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow 
26 June Match 38 Australia vs Peru 17:00 MSK Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi 
26 June Match 39 Nigeria vs Argentina 21:00 MSK Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg 
26 June Match 40 Iceland vs Croatia 21:00 MSKRostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don 
27 June Match 41Serbia vs Brazil 21:00 MSK Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow 
27 June Match 42Switzerland vs Costa Rica 21:00 MSK Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
27 June Match 43South Korea vs Germany 17:00 MSK Kazan Arena, Kazan 
27 June Match 44Mexico vs Sweden 19:00 YEKT Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg 
28 June Match 45 England vs Belgium 20:00 KALT Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad 
28 June Match 46 Panama vs Tunisia 21:00 MSK Mordovia Arena, Saransk 
28 June Match 47 Japan vs Poland 17:00 MSK Volgograd Arena, Volgograd 
28 June Match 48 Senegal vs Colombia 18:00SAMT Cosmos Arena, Samara 
Knockout Round of 16    
30 June Match 49 Winner Group A vs Runner-up Group B 17:00 MSK Kazan Arena, Kazan 
30 June Match 50 Winner Group C vs Runner-up Group D 21:00 MSK Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi 
1 July Match 51Winner Group B vs Runner-up Group A 17:00 MSKLuzhniki Stadium, Moscow 
1 July Match 52Winner Group D vs Runner-up Group C 21:00 MSK Nizhny Novgorod Stadium 
2 July Match 53 Winner Group E vs Runner-up Group F 18:00 SAMTCosmos Arena, Samara 
2 July Match 54Winner Group G vs Runner-up Group H 21:00 MSK Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don
3 July Match 55Winner Group F vs Runner-up Group E 17:00 MSK Krestovsky Stadium
3 July Match 56Winner Group H vs Runner-up Group G 21:00 MSK Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow 
Quarter-Finals    
6 July Match 57Winner Match 49 vs Winner Match 50 17:00 MSK Nizhny Novgorod Stadium 
6 July Match 58Winner Match 53 vs Winner Match 54 21:00 MSK Kazan Arena, Kazan 
7 July Match 59 Winner Match 55 vs Winner Match 56 18:00 SAMTCosmos Arena, Samara 
7 July Match 60 Winner Match 51 vs Winner Match 52 21:00 MSK Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi 
  Semi-Finals      
10 July Match 61Winner Match 57 vs Winner Match 58 21:00 MSKKrestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
11 July Match 62Winner Match 59 vs Winner Match 60 21:00 MSK Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
  Third Play Match      
14 JulyMatch 63Loser Match 61 vs Loser Match 6217:00 MSKKrestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
Final Match    
15 July Match 64Winner Match 61 vs Winner Match 62 18:00 MSK Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow 

FIFA World Cup 2018 Groups Confirmed

Group AGroup BGroup CGroup D
RussiaPortugalFranceArgentia
Saudi ArbaiaSpainAustraliaIceland
EgyptMoroccoPeruCroatia
UruguayIranDenmarkNigeria
Group EGroup FGroup GGroup H
BrazilGermanyBelgiumPoland
SwitzerlandMexicoPanamaSenegal
Costa RicaSwedenTunisiaColombia
SerbiaSouth KoreaEnglandJapan

FIFA World Cup 2018 Venues, Stadiums Details, Capacity, Matches

FIFA World Cup 2018 Venues, Stadiums Details, Capacity, Matches: The Russia started to build and reconstruct a significant number of venues and arenas since they became hosts in 2010. Finally, the most prominent competition returns to Europe since 2006 back in Germany.

When we have to mention Russian footballing infrastructure, we have indicated that they decided to transform everything so that 2018 World Cup could be the perfect place for playing and excitement.
Today, Russia contains the modern stadiums with great refurbished features that are the best in the world. There are also many new venues build, but also some home grounds for biggest Russian clubs will not be the part of the tournament. For example, Dynamo Moscow’s VTB Arena and CSKA
Moscow’s VEB Arena will not be the part of the bid.

 FIFA World Cup 2018 Host Cities
Instead, they have decided to reconstruct and build 12 stadiums around Moscow, and Luzhniki Stadium is set for the finals. Every single venue will host at least four group games, and allocation of the knockout match will be the part of our guide that you will read below.

List of FIFA World Cup 2018 Stadiums

FIFA World Cup 2018 Venues

1. Luznhiki Stadium

This is the biggest stadiums in Russia 2018 World Cup and also the venue for the final. It is similar and sounds familiar to Chelsea and Manchester United fans because it hosted the Champions League final back in 2008. However, the insides were demolished and completely rebuilt since 2013, but the roof and the iconic façade outside remained the same and stay incorporated into a modern and new looks.

The capacity is 81 thousand because the athletic track has been removed. That will also help to improve the atmosphere of the game.

The biggest of Russia's stadiums for the World Cup - and the venue for the final - will sound familiar to Manchester United and Chelsea fans; it hosted the Champions League final those two clubs contested in 2008.

  • City: Moscow

  • Capacity: 81,000

  • Status: Under construction (upgrade)

2. Spartak Stadium

It is also widely known as Otkritie Arena, and it is the home of Spartak Moscow that opened up back in 2014. It was completed, so it is one of the four venues that you can expect for Confederations Cup in 2017.

Even though Spartak is the most successful and best team in the history of Russian football, they never had their stadium until they built this particular arena. They have played on numerous different grounds in Moscow. This also helped because they finally claimed first league title after 15 years this season.

You can also enjoy in life-size statutes of Starostin Brothers that founded the club. The statues will be next to goals, so have in mind when you watch.

  • City: Moscow
  • 
Capacity: 45,360

  • Status: Complete

3. Kazan Arena

Back in 2013 Rubin Kazan changed their old Central Stadium and entered into new Kazan Arena. It is one of the biggest stadiums in Russia with most massive outside screen in the Europe that stands on the outer wall. It is completed and selected as the main one for the Confederation Cup.

  • City: Kazan
  • 
Capacity: 45,379
  • 
Status: Complete

4. Samara Arena

Samara Arena is still under construction, and it will be known as Cosmos Arena. It will complete in 2018 and the new home of Kylia Sovetov, which currently plays at Metallurg Stadium. Its futuristic design is something different because it is built in a space-age glass dome.

The name pays homage to Samara’s role in Soviet Union’s space-exploration program and constant prominence and new research of aerospace.

  • City: Samara

  • Capacity: 44,918

  • Status: Under construction (new)

5. Mordovia Arena

Mordovia is the part of Russia, and it is located 500 km from Moscow. It is a republic with one million citizens, but it is still the part of Russian Federation. This particular stadium will be the part of FC Mordovia Saransk the club that started the merger of two local teams back in 2005.

Even though the capacity will be 45,000, they will reduce it to 28,000 after the tournament because it will be more in line with people who live next to it. This is still an excellent chance for the third-division club.

  • City: Saransk

  • Capacity: 45,015
  • 
Status: Under construction (new)

6. Rostov Arena

The Rostov Arena will also be the new development part of the city next to Don River. It will also be the home of FC Rostov after the 2018 World Cup. It is 1000km south of Moscow. Even through Rostov have never won a league title, but they were so close back in 2015/2016 season right next to CSKA Moscow.

  • City: Rostov
 
  • Capacity: 45,000
  • 
Status: Under construction (new)

7. Fisht Stadium

This is one of the most exciting and most significant projects for the 2018 World Cup Russia. It was first built for Paralympic and Olympic Games back in 2014, and since then they have enclosed it in the indoor arena.

Of course, they had to change the appearance so that they can meet FIFA’s regulations. Therefore, they had to convert it into the open-air stadium. The government of Russia is the owner of the stadium, and it is not the home for any team.

  • City: Sochi

  • Capacity: 47,659
  • 
Status: Complete

8. Yekaterinburg Arena

This is the Central Stadium in Yekaterinburg which is a multipurpose stadium that they decided to construct just for the World Cup and for FC Ural Yekaterinburg. It will hold up to 35,000 fans; however, after the tournament they will reduce it to 25,000 capacities.

The ground has been remodeled, but still, the interior has to meet FIFA standards, so they had to change it completely. The best thing about it is the design of detachment that stands on the roof which looks like a canopy.

  • City: Yekaterinburg

  • Capacity: 35,000

  • Status: Under construction (upgrade)

9. Volgograd Arena

This is also new stadium which is designed explicitly for 2018 World Cup, but at the same time, it will become a home of FC Rotor Volgograd. For these particular purposes, they demolished Central Stadium at Volgograd in 2014, and since then they built utterly new venue according to FIFA standards.

Even though it is new, it contains eye-catching and sizeable open-lattice design. It will not host any knockout matches, and it is located 1000 km from Moscow.

  • City: Volgograd
  • 
Capacity: 45,568

  • Status: Under construction (new)

10. Nizhny Novgorod Arena

This is another riverside stadium that is located next to Oka and Volga rivers. You will be able to see Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin that will surround this fantastic venue.
After the World Cup Russia 2018, FC Olimpiyets Nizhny Novgorod will take the stadium as the home venue. They entered the second tier in the Russian Football League and became the biggest club in the city after FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod dissolution.

  • City: Nizhny Novgorod
  • 
Capacity: 44,899
  • 
Status: Under construction (new)

11. Kaliningrad Stadium

Kaliningrad is one of the unique parts of host cities for 2018 World Cup, but it is not the part of the mainland of Russia. It is more exclave between Lithuania and Poland and close to Warsaw and Stockholm to East.

It is an excellent place that will hold more than 35,000 fans for the World Cup, but after the tournament, they will reduce the capacity to 25,000 so that it can become the new home venue for FC Baltika Kaliningrad who plays now at Arena Baltika.

  • City: Kaliningrad

  • Capacity: 35,212

  • Status: Under construction (new)

12. Saint Petersburg Stadium

This is also one of the biggest stadiums in the Russia. It is also a different stadium that will become the part of this fantastic FIFA tournament. It looks stunning, and in the last nine years, they construct it from the latest features which make it over budget. They have finally moved on grounds in April 2017, and they hosted Confederations Cup last summer.

  • City: Saint Petersburg

  • Capacity: 68,134

  • Status: Complete

Conclusion:

We have presented you all 12 venues that will be the part of 2018 World Cup. As you could see, Russia decided to construct lots of new stadiums, while they reconstructed a few to meet FIFA standards. Of course, it will be exciting to see each every one of them. So we recommend you to start before the World Cup begins.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Groups Draw, Where to Watch Online, Date, Time, Tv Channel

FIFA World Cup 2018 Groups Draw, Where to Watch Online, Date, Time, Tv Channel: When the qualification passed over, we are now preparing for the ultimate underway that will happen in Russia next year during the summer time. Qualifications finished and still draw for tournament groups are still months away.

It is essential that most teams that are heading to next summer tournament have reached their qualification goals. Preparations are also on their way to Moscow, which means that we can expect a great deal of enjoyment and excitement among both people and players.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Groups Draw

When is the World Cup Group Draw?

We can expect that draw for the group stage for 2018 World Cup will take place on December 1 inside the Moscow Kremlin. We all have to know that State Kremlin Palace first became a place where communist party meetings were held but soon afterward it became a concert hall.

At the same time, Kremlin is not just a concert hall because it represents hall and residence of the president of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

According to FIFA source, the prestigious venue contains capacity up to six thousand spectators and the place is perfect for both traditional operas and concerts.

How Can I Watch The World Cup Draw?

The World Cup will be available to watch on television. We also recommend you to check the website FIFA.com so that you can stream it online in real time. We still don’t have exact broadcasting details, but it is expected that most right holders will show the group draws live.

In the United Kingdom, you can watch ITV and BBC, and you will enjoy all the way. If you live in the United States, you can turn the Fox on and watch drawing. For Spanish language people, we recommend you to choose Telemundo.

Who will Present the World Cup Draw?

According to FIFA spokespersons, they have confirmed that Gary Lineker will conduct the group draw as long as Russian journalist Maria Komandnaya. After the news was announced, Linkear mentioned that he is fortunate enough to take part in such fantastic tournament and occasions.

He also took part in two World Cup finals back in a day. Therefore it is quite extraordinary for him to make participation in another tournament. However, this time not on the field, but on stage with unveiling results of the draw.

Russian legendary footballer Nikita Simonyan will also join on the stage with Komandnaya and Lineker and seven other draw assistants will be Gordon Banks, Laurent Blanc, Fabio Cannavaro, Cafu, Diego Maradona, Diego Forlan and Carles Puyol.

What can we expect from World Cup Draw? 

Before the drawing takes place, all finalists (32 of them) will be arranged into four seeding pots based on rankings from FIFA before October 2017.

  • The first pot contains the host and seven other teams with highest rankings.
  • Second pot comes with next eight highest ranked.
  • The same thing goes with pot 3.
  • At pot 4 are lowest ranking national teams. 

These 32 teams will enter into different eight groups that will be labeled from A to H. Seeding pots will be emptied by adding each side into a separate group.

However, there is some exception because teams from the same confederation cannot be in the same group. For example, Brazil cannot be in the group with another team from South America. Also, Nigeria cannot be in the same group with another African squad.

The expectations are different when it comes to UEFA teams because FIFA ruled that two teams from the Europe Confederation can be in the same group without any additional problem.

Which Teams Have Qualified for 2018 World Cup:

We decided to present you a full list of 32 national teams based on their continent breakdown.
Russia
South Korea
Iran
Japan
Saudi Arabia
Australia
Nigeria
Tunisia
Marocco
Egypt
Senegal
Panama
Mexico
Costa Rika
Brazil
Argentina
Uruguay
Peru
Columbia
Serbia
France
Germany
Portugal
England
Poland
Spain
Croatia
Belgium
Iceland
Switzerland
Sweden
Denmark

Conclusion:

We have presented you all relevant information that you have to know about world cup drawing for the next year. Everything will happen on first December so be ready to watch and enjoy.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Prize Money [Winners, Runner-up]

FIFA World Cup 2018 Prize Money [Winners, Runner-up]: FIFA World Cup 2018 will be the part of Russia, and like any other year, only 32 best nations in the world will compete for champion’s trophy. It is the 21st FIFA World Cup which is international football tournament where men’s national teams play. All of them are members of FIFA associations.

It will take place between 14 June and 15 July 2018. The country was awarded the rights for hosting back at the end of 2010. This is also the first World Cup in Europe since 2006. All stadiums are in European Russia, and most of them are next to the Ural Mountains so that everyone can travel without any additional problem.

The event will begin in 14th June where Russia as the host will play opening match. The national teams are fighting for significant prize money which is 22% more than the previous World Cup back in 2014.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Total Prize Money & Payments Pool – $700 Million


FIFA World Cup 2018 Prize Money [Winners, Runner-up]

According to statements from FIFA and other certified professionals in the world of football, the prize money increased from $350 million in 2014 to $400 million that will be the total prize money for this particular World Cup. That means that $50 million will get the winner of the tournament, and each team will get $2.5 million for participation.


FIFA Revenue Since 2003: In last world cup, FIFA made $4.8 billion while their expensive were only $2.7 billion giving them huge chunk of profits of $2.1 billion.

  • They earned $2.4 billion in TV rights
  • $1.5 billion in sponsorship
  • Ticket sales generated another $550 million


FIFA World Cup 2018 – Prize Money Breakdown

Participation and Preparation Fee: $2.5 Million – The Previous World Cup had a different amount for all national teams that qualified themselves to the tournament. As we can see from numbers, 2014 World Cup paid for preparation fee $1.5 million. That amount has been increased for 2018 World Cup, and it reached $2.5 million for all national teams for preparation and everything that goes with it.

Group Stage Fee: $10 Million – This is also essential change that we have to mention. For the previous World Cup, the overall Group Stage Fee was $8 million. Therefore, we can conclude that the fee increased for two million dollars.

Round of 16: $12 Million – This was also more significant figure than in 2014 World Cup when it was only $9 million. The idea is to provide this particular amount for all teams that reach round of16. If you are a fan of football, you would understand the difficulties of passing the group stage. 

Therefore, this is an enormous fee that will come as a reward for all teams that will move another phase of this fantastic tournament.

Quarter Final: $18 Million – This is also another significant change when compared to previous World Cup. As we all know the fee for entering the quarter-final was $14 million back then, while next year national teams can expect the additional four million for passing the next step towards big finals.

4th Place Team: $25 Million – This is a tournament where first four national teams get their reward. Even though fourth place won’t get a team a medal for participation, it is still significant because they will take $25 million which is seven million more than in 2014 World Cup when it was only $18 million.

3rd Place Team: $32 Million – Apart from getting the bronze medal which is also crucial in the world of football, the third-place team will get $32 million which is additional $12 million when compared with the previous world cup.

Runner-up: $40 Million – The runner-up will get astonishing $40 million which is $15 million more than 2014 World Cup. Even though runner-up teams are always frustrated because the first place slipped through their fingers, they will get a fantastic fee for getting to that area.

Winners: $50 Million – The winners of this fantastic tournament will get not only the championship trophy, gold medals, and world recognition but also a considerable amount of prize fee that reached the immersive heights. The 2014 World Cup provided to winners $35 million while in the World Cup Russia the winning price will be incredible $50 million. 

In this particular revision, we have compared the prize money that will take most teams from group stage until they reach the final match. When we compare to the prize money that national organizations got back in 2014 World Cup, the amount increased significantly which will be the boost for national teams to get into the finals.

The teams who will lose the group participation will only get $10 million while others will get even more for entering the next rounds. When teams reach the quarter, semi-finals and final four the amount increases to surprising $18 million. After they reach the fourth place, the amount will significantly rise, and finally, winning teams will get the considerable amount which is way better solution than previous World Cup.

FIFA World Cup 2018 – Prize Money Distribution Compared With 2014 World Cup

STAGE2018 WC PRIZE MONEY2014 WC PRIZE MONEY
Preparation Fee for 32 qualified teams$2 million each$1.5 million each
Group Stage (16 eliminated teams)$10 million each$8 million each
Round of 16 (8 eliminated teams)$12 million each$9 million each
Quarterfinal (4 losing sides)$18 million each$14 million each
Fourth Place Team$25 million$18 million
Third Place Team$30 million$20 million
Runners-up$40 million$25 million
Winners$50 million$35 million
Player Insurance feeTBA$100 million
player by player payments to parent clubs TBA$70 million

Conclusion: 

The winners will share the estimated amount of $50 million as the prize fee. We can also count the amount that they will get from numerous sponsorship contracts and other endorsement fees.
We have to mention also insurance fee that will be subjected to the tournament. In 2014 World Cup the insurance fees reached up to $100 million for players from all teams.

We can still expect the fantastic games that will maintain this legendary tournament. It happens once in four years, and that is the main reason why you should check it out with your cable provider. You can also find numerous streaming websites that will allow you to enjoy world-class football.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Men Football International Rankings

All players are doing their best to deliver their performance to help team to gain higher and higher rankings. After losing final against chile in Copa 2016, Argentina has slipped to position no 2 in FIFA World Cup men football 2017. Argentina lost final in fifa world cup 2014 against Germany. So you just check this out the current Latest 2017 International Men football ranking.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Men Football International Rankings

RankTeamTotal PointsPrevious Points
1Germany1602(1601.91)1631
2Brazil1483(1482.53)1619
3Portugal1358(1357.89)1446
4Argentina1348(1348.36)1445
5Belgium1325(1325.29)1333
6Spain1231(1230.83)1218
7Poland1209(1208.96)1323
8Switzerland1190(1190.44)1134
9France1183(1183.3)1226
10Chile1162(1161.85)1173
11Peru1128(1128.12)1160
12Denmark1099(1098.82)1001
13Colombia1078(1077.6)1095
14Italy1052(1052.49)1066
15England1047(1046.98)1116
16Mexico1032(1032.32)1060
17Croatia1018(1017.91)1013
18Sweden998(997.82)872
19Wales985(984.56)1072
20Netherlands952(952.49)931
21Uruguay924(924.02)1034
22Iceland910(909.55)920
23Senegal884(883.91)815
24USA867(867.03)843
24Northern Ireland867(866.92)889
26Costa Rica850(849.67)914
27Tunisia838(838.34)834
28Slovakia817(816.92)885
29Austria815(815.41)745
30Paraguay812(812.11)750
31Egypt805(805.32)818
32Republic of Ireland798(798.06)866
32Iran798(797.79)784
32Scotland798(797.76)821
35Ukraine781(781.25)818
36Congo DR764(763.92)751
37Serbia756(755.6)748
38Bosnia and Herzegovina753(752.52)744
39Australia747(747.35)714
40Morocco738(737.91)680
41Romania737(736.67)705
42Turkey735(735.28)807
43Bulgaria719(718.88)750
44Burkina Faso705(704.69)639
45Cameroon696(695.58)718
46Montenegro681(681.41)640
47Greece680(679.66)682
48Czech Republic677(676.87)699
49Bolivia674(673.94)664
51Ghana657(657.47)651
52Venezuela639(639.11)663
53Hungary630(630.01)642
54Jamaica625(625.38)614
55Japan623(622.63)711
56Panama621(620.91)670
57Haiti607(607.18)627
58Norway573(573.29)620
59Korea Republic563(563)588
60China PR561(560.6)626
61Côte d'Ivoire557(557.43)600
62Albania553(552.62)498
63Saudi Arabia539(538.79)576
64Algeria537(536.76)540
65Russia534(533.51)563
66Guinea532(531.52)552
67Finland531(531.42)473
68Cape Verde Islands530(529.65)568
69Slovenia522(521.72)524
70Honduras521(521.35)510
71Ecuador508(508.29)608
72Mali493(493.23)488
73United Arab Emirates474(473.61)488
74Uganda471(470.95)503
75Zambia449(448.97)450
76FYR Macedonia446(445.65)410
77Libya442(442.36)407
77Syria442(442)450
79Iraq438(437.62)429
80Uzbekistan437(437.46)470
81South Africa434(433.76)473
82Benin427(427.46)438
82Palestine427(426.75)418
84Luxembourg407(407.47)368
84Estonia407(406.52)429
84Curaçao407(406.5)402
87Lebanon404(403.87)352
88Guinea-Bissau403(403.25)403
89Trinidad and Tobago402(401.67)419
90Armenia383(382.62)392
91Cyprus373(373.47)409
92Belarus372(372.25)391
93Gabon370(369.93)384
94Canada369(369.4)361
95Faroe Islands364(363.64)363
96Congo362(362)367
97Sierra Leone360(359.7)358
98Israel355(355.18)420
99Mauritania354(353.96)346
100El Salvador352(351.82)360
Teams inactive for more than four years do not appear on the table.

* 2014 World cup Champions Germany is no.1 in the table while Euro 2016 Winner Portugal jump to 3 slots and placed at no.3. Argentina slips down to No. 4 after being lost in Copa 2016.

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