Super Eagles Could Win =N=650 Million Confederations Cup Jackpot

Published: February 15, 2013
Super Eagles Could Win =N=650 Million Confederations Cup JackpotThe Super Eagles, Africa's sole representative in the Fifa Confederations Cup, could win a jackpot of US$4.1 million if they emerge winners of the competition holding in Brazil from June 15 - 30.

Football's governing body Fifa has announced that the total prize money has increased by 14 percent in comparison with the last tournament hosted by South Africa in 2009.

US$20 million is the total prize money which will be shared between the participating countries. While the winners will take home $4.1 million, the runners up will receive $3.6 million. The third placed team gets $3 million while the other semi-finalist will earn $2.5 million.

The remaining four teams that fail to qualify for the last four of the tournament will pocket $1.7 million each., which is more than the 1.5 million dollars Nigeria earned for winning the just concluded African Cup of Nations.

Nigeria is drawn in Group B alongside world and European champions Spain, South American champions Uruguay and Oceania representatives Tahiti.

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