World Cup 2014: Cash-Strapped Ghana Request Prize Money Early

World Cup prize money - which ranges in Brazil from $8 million for being knocked out in the group stage to $35 million for winning the title - is normally paid after the tournament, but after Ghana's request, FIFA said it was "under evaluation."

updated: June 26, 2014 15:54 IST
  • Total Shares
The Ghana coach refused to reveal the appearance fees owed to his players.

© AP

Brasilia: Ghana's cash-strapped football association has asked for an advance on the $8 million prize money it is guaranteed from the World Cup to pay outstanding debts to players.

FIFA said Wednesday that Ghana's request was "under evaluation."

FIFA's statement appeared to contradict Ghana's deputy sports minister, who said that as much as $3 million in cash would be flown into Brazil from the West African nation to finally pay the bonuses to unhappy players and avert a possible player strike.

Show Full Article
  • Football
  • FIFA World Cup 2014
  • Ghana