The US$75-million bonanza for a European victor of the NL would eclipse the US$35-million collected by Germany for winning the 2014 World Cup in Brazil or the US$38-million on offer for the team that wins the 2018 edition in Russian Federation in July.
2018 is a World Cup year, and, unsurprisingly, the world's most popular sports game is getting in on the action.
Electronic Arts (EA) announced its bringing football's biggest tournament to EA SPORTS FIFA 18, giving players a 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia free content update. In addition to the 32 qualified teams, a custom tournament mode will let you take your own favorite team, no matter how lowly ranked they may be in real life, to the finals in Moscow.
It will feature not just all the official teams and all 12 stadiums, but also kits, badges, and even the ball. You can read and see more of said stadiums here.
Other game modes in the World Cup DLC include FIFA World Cup Ultimate Team, an offline World Cup Kick-Off mode and a proper FIFA World Cup mode with the 32 qualifying teams. Additionally, FIFA World Cup Icons will be added, aka some of the the most iconic players in the tournament's history will be introduced into the mode.
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Infantino said that a 'solid and serious' group of investors is willing to spend $25 billion on the 'Final 8' and a revamped version of the Club World Cup, which would also start in 2021, with 24 teams. Apart from all these details, EA has also released a trailer for this mode which can be spotted in the space above.
The 32 teams taking part in the June-July tournament receive $1.5 million each from Federation Internationale de Football Association in the form of a preparation fee and are guaranteed a minimum of $8 million more in prize money after the tournament ends. It will feature a revised chemistry system and new items related to the tournament.
One subject not formally discussed on Monday: FIFA's proposal last month, backed by CONMEBOL'S Dominguez, of fast-tracking the 48-team expansion to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.