European Football Championship
UEFA has revised its prize money for the upcoming European Championship down. The total budget for the tournament from June 11 to July 11, which was postponed by one year due to the pandemic, was not as originally planned as 371 million, but 331 million euros. The European Football Association of the APA has confirmed a relevant decision taken by its Executive Committee at the end of April. The new amount is still a record m.
The entry bonus, which ÖFB receives as one of the 24 participating associations, remains the same at €9.25 million. The sum guaranteed at the 2016 European Championships in France was eight million euros. All other rewards have been reduced to those of the tournament five years ago in the coronavirus pandemic. To win in the group stage, unlike the original plan, there is one win instead of 1.5 million euros. For a tie, each team receives 0.5 instead of 0.75 million euros.
The promotion bonuses for 2021 have also fallen slightly from France’s values in 2016. For the round of 16, it now awaits 1.5 instead of 2 million euros, and the quarter-finals 2.5 instead of 3.25 million. The entry into the semi-finals of the associations will be sweetened with four instead of the original five million. For the final winner, there is eight instead of an additional ten million euros, and for the loser there is five instead of seven. If the European champion wins all three group matches, he can earn a maximum of 28.25 million euros. According to the original plan, it would have amounted to 34 million euros.