Soccer

Champions League: how much money is on the line?

The 32 teams participating in the Champions League can win a combined total of more than 85 million euros plus TV earnings and "coefficient-based" payments.

Good news for the European soccer clubs struggling financially: The Champions League prize money continues to rise. The UEFA Champions League has the largest amount of money earnings possible of any cup competition in the world.

The winners will take home up to 85 million euros. And that's before we even consider the money from coefficients and TV markets.

Tonight in the Champions League Stage draw, Chelsea and the other European elite will find out who they play for the title...and the prize.

Read more about how earnings are distributed among the teams.