- Associated Press - Friday, July 11, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The most valuable and expensive World Cup ever will earn billions of dollars for FIFA, millions for the competing countries and thousands for the more than 700 players selected.

From its near $4.5 billion in revenue from broadcasters, sponsors, hospitality and licensing deals, FIFA distributes just over $400 million to the 32 national federations taking part in the tournament.

Here is how some of that money breaks down:

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FIRST PRIZE

The winner between Germany and Argentina in the final will get $35 million in prize money paid to its national federation, which can spend the money as it chooses.

That’s $5 million more than the $30 million Spain took home from South Africa four years ago.

The runner up gets $25 million (up from $24 million in 2010), while the third- and fourth-place teams get $22 million and $20 million, respectively.

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PLAYERS’ SHARE

FIFA lets national federations choose how to reward the 23 players on their squads.

The German federation last year promised all 23 players a 300,000-euro ($408,000) bonus for winning a fourth World Cup title.

That is the equivalent of a few weeks’ basic wage for the German players who are employed by wealthy European clubs like Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.

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PRIZE POOL

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