After Germany defeated Argentina in extra time of the final of the World Cup, not only did it get to hoist an 18-carat trophy of the FIFA world cup, but it also bagged up a cool $35 million for their success in the world cup. Spain, the 2010 FIFA world champions had received an amount of around $ 30 million after winning the finals.
Argentina received $25 million as the runner-up, which is up from $24 million in 2010. The Netherlands earned $20 million for finishing third and Brazil earned $18 million for fourth place. However you’d change your perspective of the issue when people realize that it’s also just a drop in the bucket for players such as Lionel Messi, who just inked a deal with Barcelona for more than $50 million per year.
But if you ask the Brazilians, even though they might have won an amount of $ 18 million, no money in the world has the healing capacity after they were humiliated to a 10 goal rush in their last two games of FIFA 2014 world cup.
Similarly, after conceding a goal from Goetze, it’s unlikely that $25 million could bring any smile to their faces. Here is how the breakup of winning money stands.
Group Stage (16 eliminated teams): $8 million each
Round of 16 (eight losers): $9 million each
Quarterfinals (four losers): $14 million each
Fourth place: $18 million
Third place:: $20 million
Runner-up: $25 million
Winner: $35 million
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