The amount of money FIFA is spending on world cup is HUGE!
Here is an summary of how much FIFA is spending.
US$8 million (VT 784,000,000) – To each team eliminated at the group stage (16 teams)
US$9 million (VT882,000,000) – To each team eliminated in the round of 16 (8 teams)
US$14 million (VT 1,372,000,000) – To each team eliminated in the quarter-finals (4 teams)
US$20 million (VT 1,960,000,000 – Fourth placed team
US$22 million (VT2,156,000,000) – Third placed team
US$25 million (VT2,450,000,000 ) – Runner-up
US$35 million (VT3,430,000,000) – Winner
Why OFC could not get direct entry into the world cup, instead to qualify(get into world cup) OFC winner must play against the 4th looser of the CONCAF which in the recent case New Zealand the winner of OFC had to play Mexico (the 4th for country CONCAF) resulted in Mexico wining New Zealand.
We members of the OFC have to push FIFA hard for OFC to go direct entry into the world cup instead of this unfair arrangement.#OFCDirectEntry.
See the benefits any OFC country would get when qualified/entered into the world cup, each would get equivillent of VT784,000,000. Imagine what this money could do to the development of soccer in each island country.