After years of waiting, the world has finally seen the results of one of the largest fundraising campaigns in human history for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Being a rich country, Qatar has spent huge amount of money on this remarkable event. According to Qatar’s finance minister, the country spent up to $500 million a week in 2017 on infrastructure projects including roads, hotels, stadiums and airport upgrades to prepare host the world’s largest sporting event.
Up to now, this is the most expensive World Cup in the history of the tournament. Qatar is estimated to have spent as much as $220 billion over the 10 years since the tiny Middle Eastern nation was chosen to host the World Cup in late 2010, more than 15 times the amount Russia spent on the event. 2018.
Here are the huge numbers involved in hosting the 2022 World Cup event that will surely overwhelm many people.
$42 million: Prize money awarded to the winning team of this year’s tournament. After receiving the award, FIFA allows the players and the coaching staff to decide for themselves how to divide the prize money among themselves.
$60 million: The contract that Nike brand sponsors for the French Football Federation. Nike has various deals with 13 of the 32 teams participating in the World Cup, more than any other shirt brand. The remaining 7 teams will wear Adidas and 6 teams with Puma. New Balance, Hummel, Kappa, Majid, Marathon and One All Sports will each sponsor a country.
$128 million: The amount that Kylian Mbappé, the world’s highest-paid footballer, will earn this year. Accordingly, the French striker is expected to earn $ 110 million through signing with Paris Saint-Germain club and another $ 18 million off the pitch, according to Forbes estimates.
209 million USD: The amount that football clubs around the world receive from the FIFA-sponsored fund for the clubs whose players compete in the 2022 World Cup. Accordingly, the clubs will receive the amount of 10,000 USD. per day for each player. It is known that this amount has tripled compared to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
$ 277 million: The amount that David Beckham was paid by Qatar to be an ambassador for the 2022 World Cup. However, this amount will be paid in installments over 10 years instead of in a lump sum.
$440 million: Total prize money for the 2022 World Cup. This amount has increased to $ 400 million compared to the prize money at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
$1.7 billion: Expenses covered by FIFA for this year’s World Cup, with the largest expenditures being prize money, operating expenses such as hotel and logistics ($322 million) and television operations ($247 billion) millions of dollars).
$4.7 billion: FIFA’s expected revenue from the World Cup, according to the 2022 budget. In which, television broadcasting rights account for $ 2.64 billion, advertising brings in $ 1.35 billion while revenue ticket sales and related commercial activities up to $500 million.
$6.5 billion to $10 billion: The estimated amount that Qatar has spent to build 7 football stadiums for this year’s World Cup. After the event, parts of the stadium will be dismantled and donated to other countries lacking facilities. Meanwhile, the buildings will be repurposed as public spaces for schools, shops, cafes, sports facilities and health clinics. Stadium 974, which is built with recycled containers, will be dismantled and completely discarded.
$220 billion: Estimated cost of what Qatar has spent over the past 10 years preparing for the World Cup. Government officials have never confirmed this number, but in 2017 Qatar’s finance minister said the country was spending $500 million a week on projects.