The Evolution Of FIFA Revenues From World Cup


The infographic shows the evolution of the FIFA’s revenues from the World Cup, the largest football global competition, where the 2018 World Cup is estimated to witness a significant progress in terms of revenues.

The ongoing World Cup hosted by Russia should help the FIFA making revenues worth $6.1 billion, which is 10 percent higher than FIFA’s expectations.

The infographic shows the spikes in the FIFA’s revenues each year and provides a clear comparison with the proceeds generated in the last two World Cups.

In the 2010 World Cup, the FIFA had made $1,291 million, where it saw more than 60 percent increase in the 2014 world Cup.

With nearly 3.2 billion people across the globe are expected to watch the World Cup in Russia, the FIFA could rack in about $3 billion from broadcasting.

The total prize money for the FIFA World Cup has also been increasing, where the total prizes would reach a staggering $791 million, compared to $576 million and $420 million in Brazil and South Africa respectively.

It is worthwhile to mention that the FIFA is a non-profit organization that invests most of its earnings back in the development of the game, but there have been corruption and bribery allegations related to awarding Russia with the 2018 World Cup and Qatar with the 2022 competition.

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