2022 World Cup playoff: Ghana to pocket $12 million after Nigeria triumph

Ghana will earn $12 million after overcoming regional rivals Nigeria to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Ghana secured qualification in the most thrilling fashion after earning a 1-1 draw against the Super Eagles in Abuja on Tuesday evening.

The long-standing football rivalry between the two West African rivals was reignited at the Moshood Abiola Stadium with the Ghanaians having to enjoy the last laugh.

Ghana will receive $2 million from the world football governing body, FIFA for preparation and another $10 million as a participation fee.

A total amount of $12 million just for securing qualification.

This is the minimum amount that all 32 teams that qualify for the tournament will receive from FIFA.

Meanwhile, all teams that reach the round of 16 stage will receive $12 million (in addition to the $2 million participation fee).

Quarter-finalists will earn $18 million, while the team that finishes in third place will earn $30 million from FIFA.

The runner-up in the 2022 World Cup will receive $40 million and the winner of the tournament will receive $50 million.

The 2022 World Cup will begin on November 21, 2022, and end on December 18, 2022.

Black Stars after three straight appearances between 2006 and 2014 missed out on Russia in 2018, and are back for this year’s tournament.

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