On Sunday, France defeated Croatia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This means Les Bleus will take home $38 million in prize money, and Croatia will take home $28 million in prize money.
In 2017, the FIFA Council announced that the organization’s total contributions to fund the 2018 World Cup would be a whopping $791 million — a 40 percent increase from the previous tournament in 2014. Of this total, $400 million will be used exclusively as prize money for participating teams — a 12 percent increase.
This increase in funding means that France is set to win more prize money than ever before in World Cup history.