Soccer

R176m purse for Confed Cup

2013-02-15 19:32
Sepp Blatter (Gallo Images)

Zurich - FIFA will pay $4.1 million (R36 million) in prize money to the Confederations Cup winner, and Tahiti is guaranteed $1.7 million from the June 15-30 tournament.

FIFA says $20 million  (R176 million) in total prize money will be shared among eight teams playing in the World Cup warm-up event in Brazil.

The prize fund was $17.6 million at the 2009 Confederations Cup in South Africa. There, Brazil got $3.75 million for winning.

FIFA says the beaten finalist will receive $3.6 million; the third-place team earns $3 million and the fourth-place team gets $2.5 million.

Four teams not advancing from the groups each make $1.7 million.

The lineup of continental champions is: Host Brazil, World Cup and European champion Spain, Euro 2012 runner-up Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Tahiti and Uruguay.

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