October 22, 2018

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World Cup prize money rises to $400m (Soccernet)

World Cup prize money rises to $400m (Soccernet)

FIFA leader Gianni Infantino insisted Friday that football’s world body is no longer a “toxic” brand shunned because of scandals that embroiled past leaders.

Infantino hailed the increase to $400 million in prize money for next year’s World Cup in Russia — including $38 million for the winning team — as a sign of FIFA’s success.

The $48 million increase from 2014 and toughened bid rules for the 2026 tournament were both agreed by FIFA’s ruling council at a meeting in Kolkata. Read more

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