If the prizes received by the 2018 World Cup winners are the prizes with the largest nominal, what about the prizes in the previous world cup? At the 2018 World Cup, the prizes received by the winners were prizes with the largest nominal value, reaching $791 million. Apart from the fact that times have progressed, Russia, which hosted the 2018 World Cup, indeed held the event in such a luxurious, majestic, and unforgettable manner. Of the total prizes, $400 million was awarded to each team based on performance, the remainder was used for preparation, coaching, compensation and so on. While the prizes received by the World Cup winners in the previous edition were also somewhat different.
Still quoted from statista data, in the previous edition, namely the 2014 World Cup which was held in Brazil, FIFA issued prizes totaling $576 million. While at the 1982 World Cup the total prize issued by FIFA was only around $20 million dollars. Then four years later, the 1986 World Cup prize increased to $26 million. Meanwhile, at the 1994 World Cup which was held in America, FIFA prepared a prize fund of $71 million. From 1982 to 1994 there was a significant increase of $52 million.
When the two Asian tiger nations were appointed as hosts, the total prize pool awarded by FIFA was $156.6 million. Every year the prizes received by the World Cup winners are increasing rapidly depending on the needs that each contestant deserves. This fantastic prize of the World Cup is due to the popularity of the sport of football itself. Moreover, the World Cup is only held once every four years so that it can provide special and unforgettable colors and memories. So don't be surprised if the winners get such big prizes. In addition to having a big impact on the players in terms of finances or popularity, the world cup also contributes to the welfare of the countries that took part in organizing the World Cup party. Moreover, many countries are competing to be selected to host the World Cup, even though hosting it is certainly not easy. Because it requires very thorough preparation and also large funds, not only about the arena of competition but also the infrastructure. Coupled with transportation and other supporting facilities. But if you see the benefits that will be obtained, of course all the struggle will pay off. Because the host also benefits not only financially but also the country's popularity, pride, and unforgettable history.