World football governing body, FIFA says the thirty-two national teams competing at the 2018 World Cup will share four hundred million dollars in prize money, a twelve percent increase from the 2014 tournament.
The prize at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil was three hundred and fifty-eight million dollars.
At a meeting of the FIFA council in Kolkata, the body also approved a decision to enhance the bidding regulations for the 2026 World Cup and appointed members of the bid evaluation task force.
Dates for several upcoming FIFA tournaments, including next year’s Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates and the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France, were also confirmed.
The 2018 Club World Cup will run from December twelve to twenty-two, while the Women’s World Cup in 2019 is scheduled to start on June seven with the final to take place on July seven.