FIFA received a record-breaking income of USD 7.5 billion, in the four years leading up to the 2022 World Cup. More than 200 of FIFA’s members’ officials received a financial disclosure from FIFA.
It represents a $1 billion increase above revenue from the last commercial cycle related to the Russia 2018 World Cup. Commercial agreements with Qatar, the host nation of the World Cup, helped to boost the additional revenue.
FIFA’s earnings will increase despite the COVID-19 outbreak to nearly $2.5 billion. When national team soccer and World Cup qualifying matches were essentially canceled in 2020, FIFA was prepared to spend that money to support its members during that uncertain time. Thanks to a new financial plan for women’s soccer and the enlarged 2026 World Cup in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, revenues are anticipated to surpass $10 billion over the next four years.