Ghana will be awarded a whopping $9 million for reaching the Qatar World Cup of 2022 qualification stage.
After defeating the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the play-offs in March, the Black Stars were able to secure their spot in the World Cup. After this week’s final two games in Doha, all 32 teams for the 2022 World Cup have been confirmed.
The news that the nation will get $9 million for World Cup qualification has the Ghana Football Association grinning ear to ear. Nigeria was knocked out of qualifying for the world championship in Qatar later this year by the Black Stars. According to the San Diego Tribune, Ghana will receive the same treatment as all other countries that made it to the World Cup.
If Ghana advances from Group H, it will earn a further $4 million, and if it finishes in the quarterfinals, it will earn $25 million.
The prize money for the World Cup champion is $42 million. Every eligible nation will receive an initial $2 million to start planning in the meantime. The final team to qualify for the World Cup is Costa Rica.
As previously reported, Costa Rica defeated New Zealand 1-0 in an intercontinental play-off on Tuesday, June 14, to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, which will be held in Qatar.
Although these two countries put up a fierce fight, Joel Campbell’s goal for Costa Rica secured their place in the World Cup.
With a great opening, Costa Rica waited just three minutes to take the lead through Joel Campbell.
Ghana was assigned to Group H for the 2022 World Cup. Ghana, a four-time African champion, was paired with European heavyweights Portugal, previous World Champions Uruguay, and South Korea in the heavyweight division.
The Black Stars’ opening match in the Qatar 2022 World Cup will be a thrilling contest against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal.
After skipping the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Ghana is competing in the World Cup for the fourth time.