In addition to the high cash prizes, the 2022 World Cup is also an event that brings together the highest paid players in the world. PSG is the club that brings together athletes at the top of the rankings, with Mbappé, Messi and Neymar.
In the first position of the most expensive player in the 2022 World Cup is Mbappé. The position was won after the Frenchman’s contract was renewed at PSG until 2025. However, disagreements between the French star and the club’s management could cause the player to be transferred in the next window.
See the list of the highest paid players of the 2022 World Cup:
1st – Kylian Mbappé – US$ 128 million (approximately R$ 685 million)
2nd – Lionel Messi – US$ 120 million (approximately R$ 642 million)
3rd – Cristiano Ronaldo – US$ 100 million (approximately R$ 535 million)
4th – Neymar – US$ 87 million (approximately R$ 465 million)
5th – Robert Lewandowski – US$ 35 million (approximately R$ 187 million)
6th – Eden Hazard – US$ 31 million (approximately R$ 165 million)
7th – Kevin De Bruyne – US$ 28 million (approximately R$ 149 million)
Qatar faces controversy ahead of 2022 World Cup start
Since the announcement of Qatar as the host country for the event, some controversies have surfaced. In addition to the bans coming from the Qatari culture, labor complaints were also part of the news about the 2022 World Cup.
According to a report released by “The Guardian”, at least 6,500 immigrant workers have died in Qatar since the start of works for the World Cup. Furthermore, the 2022 World Cup Ambassador recently made a homophobic statement during an interview with German TV.