UEFA announce increased prize pot for Euro 2020

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Bratislava - The 24 qualifiers for Euro 2020 will share record total prize money of €371 million, a considerable increase from the last European Championship, UEFA said at their Congress in Bratislava on Monday.

The total amount is 23 percent up from Euro 2016 in France, which was the first time 24 countries made up the competition.

Each competing nation will receive €9.25 million simply for taking part, plus a further €1.5 million per win in the group phase and €750,000 for a draw.

There will be further prize money for reaching each round in the knockout phase, meaning the winner will pocket €20.25 million on top of earnings from the group stage.

The winner will therefore take away a maximum of €34 million, compared to €27 million in 2016.

Euro 2020 will be played in 12 different cities across Europe, with Wembley in London hosting the final on July 12.

UEFA also rejected the application by Jersey, a British Crown Dependency in the Channel Islands, to become a member after it failed to acquire votes in favour from two-thirds of the European association's 55 existing members.

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