World Cup

Did Players Get Paid at the World Cup?

See how much, and what one champion did with it
How much money did players make at the World Cup?

Did players get paid at the World Cup?

 

Yes. FIFA paid roughly $400 million to the 32 teams that competed in Russia, with World Cup champion France earning $38 million, runner-up Croatia netting $28 million and third-place Belgium taking $24 million, respectively. From there, it was up to each individual nation’s football federation to determine the players’ payment.

 

5 Reasons Why the United States Hosting the 2026 World Cup is a Good Thing

The last time the World Cup was played on American soil was 1994
5 Reasons Why the United States Hosting the 2026 World Cup is a Good Thing

Just as this year’s FIFA World Cup was getting underway in Russia, soccer’s international governing body announced that the United States, along with Mexico and Canada, will jointly host the 2026 World Cup. This will be only the second time that multiple countries have hosted soccer’s biggest event (Japan and South Korea did so in 2002).

 

2018 FIFA World Cup: Group Stage Preview and Predictions

The 21st FIFA World Cup kicks off June 14 and runs wild until July 15
The 21st FIFA World Cup kicks off June 14 and runs wild until July 15

The 21st FIFA World Cup kicks off June 14 and runs wild until the 64th and final match July 15 (FOX, 11 a.m. ET) in Moscow, Russia. The 32 qualified teams have been divided into eight groups, with each team playing three matches apiece in the Group Stage. The top two teams from each group advance to the Knockout Stage. From there, it's a 16-team, single-elimination tournament. Losers wait another four years to compete. The winning side is immortalized in World Cup lore.

 

5 Reasons Why Brazil is the Favorite to Win the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Brazil is looking to win its sixth World Cup title.
5 Reasons Why Brazil is the Favorite to Win the 2018 FIFA World Cup

The latest edition of the FIFA World Cup begins this week from Russia, who is hosting the event for the first time ever. Just like the last World Cup four years ago, many familiar teams such as Spain, Uruguay, Portugal, Japan, and defending champion Germany will be participating. But another familiar country is the odds-on favorite to win it all.

USWNT Celebrates With Historic Parade in NYC

The USWNT became the first women's sports team to travel down the Canyon of Heroes.

After defeating Japan in the World Cup this past Sunday, the USWNT celebrated as part of a historic parade in NYC. The parade down the famed Canyon of Heroes honored this team, making them the first women’s sport team to receive such an event.

 

U.S. Defeats Japan for Women's World Cup Title

After losing to Japan in the last World Cup, the U.S. dominated them this time around for the championship.

The U.S. Women’s National Team gave a whole new meaning to Fourth of July Weekend. While the country celebrated its 239th year of independence on Saturday, many anxiously awaited Sunday’s matchup with Japan. Any anxiety a fan might have had surely disappeared immediately, as the U.S. netted four goals in the first 16 minutes.

 

Devastating Own Goal Ends England's World Cup

With stoppage time close to ending, England suffered an unfortunate own goal.

With the United States ready to find out their World Cup finals opponent, they eagerly awaited the matchup between England and Japan. Tied 1-1 in stoppage time, it seemed the game was headed into overtime. That is, until England defender Laura Bassett accidentally netted the ball in her own net. Japan sprinted up-field with the ball and tried to pass it in, but Bassett attempted to boot it away over the net.

 

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