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Euro2016: Winners to set get prize money riches

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Filed on July 10, 2016
Euro2016: Winners to set get prize money riches
Soldiers with their dogs leave the VIP lounge prior the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. AP Photo

Players should get bonuses totaling several millions from the prize money.

France or Portugal will top the European Championship prize money table with at least 25 million euros ($27.6 million) from UEFA.

UEFA created a prize fund of 301 million euros ($333 million) for football federations from the 24 competing countries.

All get a basic 8 million euros ($8.8 million), plus results bonuses from group-stage games - 1 million euros ($1.1 million) for a win and 500,000 euros ($550,000) for a draw - then payments on a rising scale for each knockout round.

France has already earned 18.5 million euros ($20.4 million) and can add 8 million euros ($8.8 million) more for winning the final on Sunday. The runner-up gets 5 million euros ($5.5 million) more.

Portugal currently has 17.5 million euros ($19.3 million).

Players should get bonuses totaling several millions from the prize money.

Germany - which got $35 million from FIFA for winning the 2014 World Cup - added 18.5 million euros ($20.5 million) from UEFA for reaching the semifinals.

Euro 2016 surprise teams Wales and Iceland go home with, respectively, 18 million euros ($19.9 million) and 14 million euros ($15.5 million).

Ukraine, the only team to lose all three group games, received the least amount of 8 million euros ($8.8 million).





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