Prize Money For Brazil World Cup Winner Increases By $13.5M Since '10
The winner of the 2014 World Cup will win €10M ($13.5M) "more than Spain won in '10," according to Julio Chiappetta of CLARIN. The "champion of the upcoming World Cup" will take home €40M ($54M) after Spain earned €30M in '10. Each "team that participates will make" at least €8M ($10.8M). FIFA confirmed that "in total," nearly €500M ($677.1M) will be distributed to the 32 national teams that participate, "33% more than what was distributed in '10." FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke said that €70M ($94.8M) "will be distributed to clubs giving up players for the World Cup -- so the treasurer's offices at Barcelona and Bayern Munich are celebrating" (CLARIN, 12/4).