Infographic: The estimated cost of winning the 2018 World Cup

By on July 5, 2018

We’re heading in to the business end of the World Cup with some mouth-watering quarter-finals to look forward to over the coming days and it’s great to see England are still competing to win the trophy out in Russia.

Gareth Southgate’s men progressed to the knockout stages after collecting 6 points from their 3 group games and made it through to the quarter finals thanks to a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory over Colombia.

The weight of a nation rests on their shoulders as England have an excellent chance of reaching the final with Russia or Croatia awaiting in the semi’s if the Three Lions can ease past Sweden on Saturday.

However, while there is certainly a feel good factor up and down the country right now thanks to England’s exploits at the World Cup, it comes at a cost as someone has to foot the bill for sending the players and staff out to Russia.

This interesting infographic made by Rydoo shows the calculated cost of travel, accommodation and living expenses for the 23 players and staff and as you can see it really adds up.

It’s estimated that the average cost of winning the World Cup will be just under £150,000 when you factor in travel for each game around Russia, accommodation and 3 meals a day for each player/staff members.

Interestingly, it’s estimated that Uruguay will have spent £10,094 more if they go on to win the cup after topping their group but there was very little difference for England in terms of cost between coming first or second.

If Luis Suarez’s side get past France in the last-8 and go on to lift the trophy then the estimated cost would be £180,421 – which is over £40,000 more than if Belgium or France end up winning the World Cup.

Check out the full infographic below:

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