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Soccer-World Cup prize money increased to $576 million

Reuters

COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil, Dec 5 (Reuters) - FIFA on Thursday announced a 37 per cent increase in the prize money for the World Cup finals from $420 million in 2010 to $576 million at next year's tournament in Brazil.

The winners will pocket $35 million compared to $30 million four years ago, with the runners-up taking home $25 million.

The decision was announced by FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke at a news conference following the FIFA executive committee which ended on Thursday.

(Reporting by Mike Collett, editing by Ed Osmond)

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