Croatia’s amazing run at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is good news for the federation’s coffers.
By reaching the semi-finals after knocking out world no.1 and five-times champions Brazil in the quarter-finals, the Croatian Football Federation earned a massive 26 million euros.
If Croatia manages to win the World Cup they will earn 40 million euros, three more million euros than France won in 2018.
Compared to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, FIFA has increased the prize fund by approximately 40 million euros, with more than 425 million euros at stake in Qatar.
In Russia four years ago Croatia pocketed 28 million dollars for finishing runners-up, which at the time amounted to slightly more than 24 million euros, considering that the dollar was much weaker compared to today, 24sata writes.
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FIFA will also take its share of the cake, so it is expected that in 2022 it will have revenues of as much as 4.45 billion euros, with the fact that it will collect 2.5 billion euros from TV rights alone.
Croatia takes on Argentina on Tuesday for a place in their second consecutive final. For winning the title they would earn a total of 40 million euros, while for second place they would receive 30 million euros.