FIFA to pay World Cup winner $35M prize money

FIFA President Sepp Blatter listens to a question during a news conference ahead of the 2014 World Cup draw at the Costa do Sauipe resort in Sao Joao da Mata, Bahia state, Dec. 5, 2013.

FIFA will give the 2014 World Cup winner $35 million in prize money, and all 32 competing nations will get at least $8 million.

The figures were agreed Thursday by FIFA’s executive committee as part of a $576 million fund. It includes payments to clubs worldwide and an insurance policy to cover injured players’ salaries.

At the 2010 World Cup, champion Spain earned $30 million from a $348 million teams’ prize money pot.

FIFA pays the money to the 32 national federations, which will each get an additional $1.5 million to prepare for the June 12-July 13 tournament in Brazil.

The German federation has promised all 23 players a 300,000 euros ($407,000) bonus for winning the title.

Algeria is the only country from the Middle East North Africa region in the running for the World Cup 2014.

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