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How Much Prize Money Would Downs Get For Club World Cup Qualification?

Mamelodi Sundowns remain on track to qualify for the 2025 FIFA Club World Cup and they could in for a massive R1 billion windfall just for qualifying for the tournament, according to various reports.

FIFA are yet to officially announce the prize money for the tournament, which will be hosted in the United States next year.

However, reputable publications such as the Guardian and Football Italia have reported that the overall prize pool for the 32-team tournament is €2.5 billion.

It is further claimed that each of the qualified teams would bank €50 million just for taking part in the new showpiece.

With Sundowns remaining on track to be one of the four African team, the DStv Premiership leaders could receive a whopping R1 billion just for partaking, and before any other match-related bonuses.

Sundowns still have two routes to qualify for tournament, either by winning the 2023/24 CAF Champions League, where they have reached the Last 8 and will face Simba SC in the quarter-finals, or via the ranking path.

Masandawana are currently the third highest-ranked African team, behind Al Ahly and Wydad Atlethic Club, who have both qualified already as recent CAFCL winners.

At the current rate, Sundowns need to make sure they finish the CAF ranking above the likes of Esperance de Tunis, Petro Luanda and Simba SC, who are also still in the CAF Champions League.

If Al Ahly would win the CAF Champions League again, the teams ranked in third and fourth in the CAF ranking will qualify for the 2025 FIFA Club World Cup.

Latest CAF ranking, as per FIFA:

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