- Previous World Cup earnings were announced and a portion re-injected into local football development by distribution to Cameroonian clubs
- The 2022 FIFA World Cup fallouts have been paid
- Each PMA received their cash depending on their performance in the tournament
- Amateur clubs in Cameroon received 250 & 410 millions FCFA as fallout from the 2010 and 2014 tournaments respectively
World Football governing body, FIFA, has paid participation and preparations bonuses to all 32 participating member associations (PMA) that featured at 2022 World Cup in Qatar, kick442.com can confirm.
Public opinion has been divided back in Cameroon on whether the payments have been made or not, amidst the unprecedented silence from the country’s football federation (FECAFOOT).
Now, grapevine information on the desk of the kick442.com team have it that, FIFA sent $1.5 million to each of the participating federations as preparations fund last October and made the follow-up payments just after the tournament.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup played last November and December in Qatar went down in history as one of the most lucrative of all-time. In addition to the prestige of being on the biggest stage, all participating nations bagged home huge cash as compensation from FIFA.
In addition to the preparations cash, all 32 participating nations at the tournament received a group stage appearance fee of nine million dollars.
In total, Countries that were eliminated in the group stage of the tournament like Cameroon, Ghana, Tunisia and 13 others pocketed $10.5 millions from FIFA.
The earnings for the rest of the tournament depended on the performance of the nations, with Argentina receiving a massive payout of 42 million U.S. dollars for winning the tournament.
FIFA paid out 440 million US dollars as prize money, a 40 million U.S. dollar increase from the 2018 event in Russia.
Unfortunately the vibe of the cash flow from FIFA has reached Cameroon but the institution in charge hasn’t given out information about the cash and how they plan to use it as in the past.
Tongues have been wagging across the football family in Cameroon as the Samuel Eto’o-led executive at the country’s football federation has maintained perfect silence about the state of the fallouts.
Over the years, World Cup prize money has been beneficial to smaller nations as it helps them improve their infrastructure and development of pathways for future editions of the tournaments.
Besides price money, FIFA has made payments to clubs whose players participated at the World Cup.
Cotonsport of Garoua, APEJES of Mfou and Colombe of Dja benefitted from having Marou Souaibou and Jerome Ngom in Cameroon’s squad at the tournament.
Breakdown of FIFA World Cup fallouts in the last XI editions.
|2022 Finish||Prize money (USD)|
|Round of 16||$13m|
|Nation||Prize Money at Qatar 2022 (USD)|
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