The staggering amount all four FA Cup semi-finalists will make even if they LOSE at Wembley this weekend

Ever since Manchester United decided not to compete in the FA Cup in 2000, fans have questioned if the magic of the competition still exists.

Holders United withdrew from the competition in the 1999/00 season to compete in the FIFA Club World Cup Championship in South America.

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There are four teams fighting for the FA Cup

While there have been many memorable moments since then (the incredible Steven Gerrard Cup Final in 2006 for instance) there is not perhaps the same level of prestige.

In order to combat this, the FA have added financial incentives to encourage teams to take the oldest cup competition in the world more seriously.

The winners of this year’s competition will earn almost £7million, with the payday for the final itself standing at £3.6million.

What that means is the amount will accrued throughout the earlier rounds as the prize money this season has been doubled.

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Wembley will be littered with excited fans this weekend

It is then increased at every round until the final, where there is even added money for the losers of the semi-final.

The final four teams in the competition will face off over the weekend for a place in the final and there is a chance for a shock name to carve their name onto the trophy.

With Brighton, Wolves, Watford and Manchester City competing this weekend, there is also a chance for every side to earn an incredible amount of money. Check out how much even the semi-final losers will make this weekend.

FA Cup prize money for 2018/19

Extra preliminary round winners (184 teams) £2,250 Losers receive £750

Preliminary round winners (160) £2,890 Losers receive £960

First round qualifying winners (116) £6,000

Second Round Qualifying winners (80) £9,000

Third Round Qualifying winners (40) £15,000

Fourth Round Qualifying winners (32) £25,000

First Round Proper winners (40) £36,000

Second Round Proper winners (20) £54,000

Third Round Proper winners (32) £135,500

Fourth Round Proper winners (16) £180,000

Fifth Round Proper winners (8) £360,000

Quarter-Final winners (4) £720,000

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Chelsea beat Manchester United in the Final last year

Semi-Final winners (2) £1,800,000 Semi-Final losers (2) £900,000

Final runners-up (1) £1,800,000

Final winners (1) £3,600,000

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