The team crowned world champions at the Lusail Stadium on December 18th 2022 will not just go down in history and guarantee lifetime heroic status at home – they will also earn $50m (£45m).
Yet that is a drop in the ocean of FIFA’s total projected revenue for the year as the game’s governing body expects to make about $4.6bn (£4bn), with $2.6bn (£2.3bn) coming from broadcasting deals and an additional $1.35bn (£1.17bn) from sponsorship and marketing agreements. FIFA say that they have seven official partners for the World Cup, including adidas and Coca Cola and Visa.
FIFA have committed about $700m (£632.3m) in payments for the 32 national teams and hundreds of clubs providing players with $440m of that squared off as tournament prize money.
While the eventual winners will receive a handsome sum for their endeavours, all nations will get $10m from FIFA for participating in the group stage on top of a $2m advance payment for pre-tournament camps and other preparations.
How the prize money will be spent by the suits in charge of the winning nation will differ but every team will have negotiated their own performance-related bonus system with their federations.
There is decent money to be made for clubs with representatives at the tournament, too, as the biggest.
Clubs will make $10,000 per player per day during the tournament as part of FIFA’s Club Benefits Programme, which the governing body says is to recognise the contribution of clubs towards the tournament.