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UEFA Nations League: Countries taking part to earn more.
The 12 greatest teams, based upon UEFA rankings divided into 4 groups of 3 in League A, will each get 2.25 million euros ($2.6 million) in uniformity fees.
It is a boost of 750,000 euros from the amount revealed in March. Each group winner in League A will be offered an extra 2.25 million euros as a benefit, up from 1.5 million euros. “The choice to increase the uniformity and reward payments was taken by the UEFA executive committee and was enabled by UEFA’s strong monetary circumstance,” UEFA stated in a declaration.
UEFA added that the financial boost was also due to their earnings from Euro 2016 which were set aside for future investment. League A group winners will compete for the UEFA Nations League trophy in June 2019.
The champions stand to gain 6 million euros in solidarity fees — taking the maximum they could earn from the tournament to 10.5 million euros.
The event largely got the thumbs up after the first batch of matches in September. They were created to replace friendly internationals, which were unpopular with clubs, players and fans as they interrupted league action.(Reuters/NAN)