World Cup: Canada’s payday exceeds US$10 million


DOHA, Qatar –

Canada will go away the World Cup with US$10.5 million from FIFA for its participation on the males’s soccer showcase.

The Forty first-ranked Canadians, who opened the event with a 1-0 loss to No. 2 Belgium, had been eradicated from advancing to the knockout spherical after a 4-1 loss to Croatia in Sunday. Canada will go house after going through No. 22 Morocco on Thursday to finish Group F play.

Total prize cash on the 32-country event in Qatar is US$440 million with the groups failing to advance out of the group stage like Canada — these ending seventeenth via thirty second — every receiving US$9 million.

In addition, all 32 entrants got US$1.5 million forward of the event to cowl preparation prices.

To put these winnings into context, Canada Soccer’s annual working funds is C$30 million.

How a lot of the Canadian prize cash goes to the gamers is a part of the continuing labour talks for a primary collective bargaining settlement between the lads’s gamers affiliation and Canada Soccer. Both sides have stated pay fairness with the ladies’s workforce, which is negotiating a brand new deal itself, might be a cornerstone of the settlement.

Canada’s participation on the World Cup — its first journey the finals since 1986 — has already boosted the game’s profile and certain sponsorships at house with thousands and thousands of eyes on the Canadian males.

The eventual winner in Qatar will acquire US$42 million in prize cash with the runner-up incomes US$30 million.

That then drops to US$27 million for the third-place workforce, US$25 million for the fourth-place finisher, US$17 million for every of the groups in fifth via eighth place, and US$13 million for ending ninth via sixteenth.

The whole purse for the 2018 event in Russia was US$400 million, up from the US$358 million in 2014 in Brazil.

Jamie Lowery, a member of the 1986 World Cup workforce, stated he made C$1,000 for every of Canada’s three video games on the event in Mexico.

The U.S. girls gained US$4 million from the US$30-million purse on the 24-team Women’s World Cup in France in 2019.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has proposed doubling the prize cash for the 2023 girls’s event in Australia and New Zealand, which can characteristic an expanded 32-team area.

In November, Infantino advised the FIFA Executive Summit in Doha that FIFA’s income at year-end would stand at US$7.5 billion, greater than US$1 billion greater than was budgeted for, with year-end bills forecast to be US$6.5 billion.

Infantino stated the revenue can be invested “in soccer instantly.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Nov. 27, 2022


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