By James K. Attaglo Wilson|| firstname.lastname@example.org
World football governing body, FIFA has doled out a whopping $38 million dollars to France having emerged champions of the Russia 2018 World Cup.
An own goal from Mario Mandzukic and three goals from Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba, and teenage sensation – Kylian Mbappe ensured a 4-2 victory for the French over Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia on Sunday, July 15.
The Croats also received $28 million for placing second position in the 32-nation football tournament.
Belgium [third place] earned $24 million whiles England [fourth] went to the bank to cash $22 million.
The four teams [Brazil, Russia, Uruguay, and Sweden] who were kicked out at the quarter final stage received $16 million each whiles the other eight [Argentina, Colombia, Denmark, Japan, Portugal, Mexico, Spain, and Switzerland] who went out at the round of 16 stage earned $12 million each.
The other sixteen nations [Australia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Germany, Iran, Iceland, Tunisia, Peru, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, South Korea, Panama, Morocco, and Nigeria] who couldn’t progress to the knock out phase earned $8 million each.
In total, FIFA spent $400 million on the 32 nations, which an increase of $42 million from the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup.