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The Cost of Winning The 2018 World Cup



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It’s now just two nights before the World Cup final, where a winner will be crowned after an exciting and at times surprising tournament. The disappointment of England fans can still be felt, as discussions of where it all went wrong reverberate around the country. Still, the game must go on and someone’s got to foot the bill. Have you ever wondered how much it costs for the different teams to participate in the World Cup?

We’re not talking about the countless hours of training and footballer salaries here but rather the not often discussed bill of getting the team to the host country and keeping them for the duration of the tournament. You may be surprised to find out that the average estimated cost of winning the World Cup comes in around £144,465 and it’s all broken down below on Rydoo’s helpful infographic. The number is based on 23 team players, one manager, includes travel to and from Russia, accommodation, and three meals per day. It’s not shocking to find out that host country team pays the estimated least, so the Russians will have to pay £128,998. The team travelling furthest, Uruguay in this instance, are left with a total £180,421.

The number also varies based on how long the team stays in the game. As the final fast approaches, Croatia have now amassed an estimated bill of £148,191 whilst France are coming in with the below average amount of £137,305. Whatever the number, this Wold Cup will keep fans talking for years to come.