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7 a.m. Stumper 6-11-14

One of the premier sporting events in the world kicks off Thursday.  The soccer World Cup continues for the next month, with the first group match between Brazil and Croatia.  The team that emerges victorious next month will have the adulation of soccer fans worldwide, and a little cash to go with it.  

How much prize money does winning World Cup team win?

1- $5 million
2- $15 million
3- $35 million

The answer is 3- $35 million

According to the Sports Illustrated/CNN website, FIFA will give the World Cup winner this year $35 million in prize money.  Every team, all 32 competing nations, are guaranteed at least $8 million.  The champion of the 2010 World Cup, Spain, earned $30 million.  The website also says the German Federation has promised all 23 players a bonus worth more than $400,000 if they win the title.

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