Copa America 2021 will get underway soon. The oldest soccer national team tournament will gather the ten South American nations once again to see which one claims the highly desired continental trophy. Asides from chasing glory, though, teams will seek the astonishing monetary prize at stake for the champions

The 47th edition of the tournament will take place a year later than expected due to the covid outbreak in 2020, but that won't prevent Conmebol from rewarding participating sides with a fair reward nor handing a huge check to the winners. 

Despite the strange circumstances in which the competition will be held, with no attendance due to the sanitary situation, the economic compensation for teams will be higher than ever and the one who claims the trophy will take the biggest prize in the contest's history. Check out how much money Copa America 2021 champions will earn.

The prize for the Copa America 2021 champions

South America's soccer governing body has had incredible growth over the last years, developing its tournaments with innovative ideas and reaching new fans all around the world. The upcoming tournament is no exception to that trend and the prize at stake proves it.

Copa America 2021 champions will be rewarded with $10 million, a mind-blowing figure that shows a $2.5 million increase from the last tournament played in Brazil in 2019. That time, the hosts bagged $7.5 million, which still is an impressive amount of money.

Brazil were crowned in 2019. Will they retain the title? (Getty).

Conmebol will provide an even larger monetary reward this time, encouraging teams to redouble efforts to fight for the historic trophy. Besides, every team will secure $4 million for taking part in the tournament.

Copa America turned into an even more attractive competition as its prestige is supported with great rewards for each side. The new edition of South America's greatest tournament won't only put a significant title on the line, but a huge economic incentive as well.