Comparing AFCON Prize Money to Euro, Asian Cup and Copa America in 2024

Comparing AFCON Prize Money to Euro, Asian Cup and Copa America in 2024

Elijah Odetokun
updated at January 5, 2024 at 3:08 PM
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  • The world is poised for exciting continental competitions this year
  • UEFA, CAF, AFC and CONMEBOL have tournaments in 2024
  • Europe is the most lucrative of the four continental competitions

The world of football has great spectacles in 2024, with most continental confederations playing their international football tournaments this year.

The AFC Asia Cup and Africa Cup of Nations will get underway in January, eight and nine days away from kickoff, respectively, while the UEFA Euros and Copa America will be played in June.

Sadio Mane, Senegal, Egypt, AFCON, Olembe Stadium, Cameroon.
Sadio Mane celebrates with the AFCON trophy after Senegal beat Egypt on penalties in Cameroon 2021. Photo by Ayman Aref.
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Per CAF Online, the AFCON prize money for the 2023 event will be $7 million, a 40% increase from the $5mil 2021 champions the Teranga Lions of Senegal received.

Sports Brief compares the prize money for the Africa tournament to other competitions in 2024.

Comparing AFCON prize money to other competitions

AFCON vs Asia Cup

The two tournaments will be held simultaneously, beginning a day to each other. Per AFC, the prize money for the quadrennial Asia Cup will remain at $5mil, the same amount handed out to the 2019 winner, Qatar. A significantly lower amount to the CAF flagship event – AFCON runner-up receives the same amount as the winner of the AFC event.

AFCON vs Copa America

South America’s flagship event will be held between June 21 and July 15 at the end of the European football season. Lionel Messi’s Argentina won the last edition in Brazil, defeating the host nation in the finals. It was his first international trophy, and he has won two more - UEFA-CONMEBOL Finalissima and the World Cup.

Per Sports Zion, the 2024 winning nation will receive a grand prize of $10mil while the runner-up will receive $5mil. This significantly differs from the AFCON prize, boasting a $3mil difference.

AFCON vs EURO 2024

After hosting the 2020 edition in 2021 across multiple cities in different countries, the 2024 edition will be held in Germany. UEFA announced that this year’s winner could go home with a maximum prize of €28.25mil ($30.9mil) if they win all their group games, while the runner-up could receive €3mil less.

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5 countries with 100+ AFCON goals

Sports Brief reported on countries with 100+ AFCON goals, with the tournament starting nine days from today in Ivory Coast.

Unsurprisingly, seven-time champions Egypt, who have featured in the most tournaments, 25, and played the most games, 107, have scored the most goals with 168.

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Elijah Odetokun
Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.