Here Is The Unbelievable Difference Between The Prize Money Of The FIFA World Cup 2022, And The T20 World Cup 2022. Football is undoubtedly one of the biggest sports in the world. Many people prefer to call it the ‘only’ International or Global sport in the world simply because of the vast number of countries that actively take part in it.
Quite understandably, it also gets an insane amount of viewership which generates an extravagant amount of money. It is for these reasons that footballers make an unbelievable amount of money and on average, football is one of the highest-paying sports in the world.
Popularity & Prize Money
While Cricket has so far not been able to reach even close to those numbers, it has a steady increase in popularity as well and the worth of the 8 IPL teams itself proves how much of a success this sport has been considering it is played only by a few countries.
However, we can not deny that the difference in the kind of money that Footballers and Cricketers make is still a lot and to explain that, let us compare the prize money of the 2022 FIFA World Cup (which is set to be played in Qatar) and the T20 World Cup 2022 (which is set to be played in Australia).
Apparently, there is a 26-times gap between the two amounts, i.e, the winner of the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be getting 26 times more money than the winner of the 2022 T20 World Cup.
Huge Gap Between FIFA WC 2022 & T20 WC 2022 Prize Money
The winner of the 2022 T20 World Cup will be getting 13 Crore rupees while the runners-up will get half of that. The winner of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, on the other hand, will be getting a whopping 342 Crore rupees.
In fact, FIFA will be giving away a total of 3585 Crores in prize money to all the teams combined in the upcoming edition of the FIFA World Cup 2022.
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However, if we think of it like that, the prize money of the T20 World Cup 2022 is even less than that of the Indian Premier League which is an unfortunate reality. The 2022 Indian Premier League winner, i.e, Gujarat Titans, won 20 Crore rupees, which is still a lot more than 13 Crores (which is what the winners of T20WC will be getting this year).