Receive money for sports competitions

The third question of Fatwa no. 8562 My friends at Mahlah School play football during the break. The losing team buys Pepsi or Miranda for the winning team and spectators. Is this permissible or is it a form of gambling?

A: If the reality is as you have mentioned, this is not permissible as this is gambling. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.