The Croatian national football team has the chance to secure direct qualification to the 2024 European Championship with a win against Armenia in their upcoming match on Tuesday at 8:45 p.m. in Maksimir. This game holds great importance for the Croatian Football Association as a good result could earn them a substantial sum of money. In fact, Uefa has released data on the earnings and budget for national teams at the Euros in Germany, and Croatia stands to earn 9.25 million euros just by qualifying for the tournament.
Despite an increase in prize pool, Uefa has not made significant changes to it compared to previous editions of the Euros. However, the budget is now 30 million more profitable than at Euro 2016 in France. Uefa expects to generate 1.7 billion euros in earnings from the 2024 European Championship in Germany, which is a significant increase of 600 million euros from the previous edition held during the coronavirus pandemic and organized across multiple countries. It’s important to note that comparisons between editions are less valid due to these unique circumstances.
The upcoming edition of the Euros will be held entirely in Germany, and Uefa predicts significantly higher earnings compared to Euro 2016 held in France. However, they have also allocated a record amount for countries that do not secure a place in the tournament. This sum amounts to an incredible 1.19 billion euros, while only 645 million euros were allocated from Euro 2016 due to special circumstances caused by Covid-19 and multiple host countries