FIFA President Gianni Infantino

In the four-year cycle before the 2022 World Cup, the international federation earned $1 billion more than before the 2018 championship in Russia. FIFA plans to raise $10 billion by next World Cup

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino

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FIFA has earned a record $7.5 billion in commercial deals for the World Cup in Qatar in four years, up $1 billion from the pre-tournament cycle in Russia 2018. informs A.P.

The International Federation has reported on income to representatives of national associations. FIFA noted that the growth in revenue was provided by deals with companies in Qatar.

FIFA has sponsors divided into three levels (long-term strategic partners, sponsors of the World Cup and regional sponsors), in each category their number is limited.

Qatar Energy was among the partners, while the Qatari bank QNB and telecom company Ooredoo became the new sponsors of the third level.

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In addition, FIFA has two new second-tier partners – the cryptocurrency platform and the American blockchain provider Algorand.

FIFA’s revenues are expected to rise to $10 billion over the next four-year cycle thanks to a new financial strategy for women’s football and an expansion to 48 World Cup teams in 2026 hosted by the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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