Updated: 6 January 2022
The FIFA World Cup is undoubtedly the biggest sporting event in the world. The Quadrennial tournament sees nations from all around the globe fighting for the prestigious Jules Rimet Trophy (the world cup trophy) to be crowned as the best footballing nation on the globe.
The qualification process of such a big competition is obviously difficult and complex. Countless nations from every single continent wish to participate in the FIFA World Cup but the tournament has only 32 available slots, 1 of which is already booked by the host nation (Qatar in case of the 2022 FIFA World Cup). Which leaves only 31 slots in the World Cup to fight for.
FIFA organizes qualifiers in every single continent to decide the participants of the World cups. These qualifiers are looked after by the confederations of the respective nations.
In this article, we will know about the qualified teams of the 2022 Qatar World Cup and also discuss some other important topics related to the upcoming edition of the FIFA World Cup 2022.
FIFA World Cup 2022: Qualified Teams
Only 13 slots out of 32 have been filled so far for the 2022 FIFA World Cup as many qualifier matches have not been played yet. Let us take a look at the teams that have qualified so far:-
- Qatar (Hosts)
FIFA World Cup 2022: Prize Money
How much money does the winning nation of the FIFA World Cup get? Well, this is a question that has intrigued quite some souls over the years and we shall finally reveal the number today.
According to sources, a total of $400 Million was spent in prize money for the 2018 World Cup. That included the money given to all the participating members and also the money used in the Women’s World Cup. The champions of the Men’s World Cup 2018, France, reportedly got a whopping sum of $38 Million.
The total prize money has reportedly been increased to $440 Million in 2018 out of which the winning team will get $50 Million.
FIFA World Cup 2022: Tickets
It is a known fact that the ticket prices of FIFA World Cups are usually very high. In the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the ticket prices went from anywhere between $40 to $1100 depending on the category of the seat and the match you wanted to see.
However, the real price hike in tickets is seen when the black market comes into play. Tickets usually sold out instantly and it is often later sold off to a third party in exchange for a way higher price. As expected, there are no official numbers for that though.
The ticket prices of FIFA World Cup 2022 have also been kept nearly the same as last time. The group match tickets cost between $105 and $210 while the final match has been priced between $455 and $1100.