According to L’Équipe, the France national team would receive €40.2M from FIFA if they win the final of the 2022 World Cup on Sunday, compared to the €32.2M payment following Les Bleus’ World Cup win in 2018. Around 30% of this figure would be redistributed to players and staff.
Thus each player would receive around €400,000 compared to the €300,000 figure four years ago. The image rights bonus in 2018 was elevated to €18M rather than the first predicted €8m due to negotiations by France’s top players with director general of the federation Florence Hardouin instead of president Noël Le Graët.
From €20,000 per match, these image rights had risen to almost €35,000 per match. In the end, each world champion received €545,000 (€300,000 + €245,000) in addition to a luxury watch (worth an estimated €7,600 a piece but negotiated at €3,000 as part of a marketing contract) offered to each player and staff member by the federation. But since Le Graët returned to the national team a year ago, the situation has changed and any potentialy France winner this time around would likely receive less.
GFFN | George Boxall