English players to donate Euro Cup prizes for public health service

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Athletes from the England team have decided to donate the financial rewards received for their participation in the Euros to the National Health Service (NHS), the UK’s public health service, which has been instrumental in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic in the country. . England will face Italy in the final.

The values ​​are not small even in the case of second place. The Euro Cup will receive £9.6 million (BRL 70.1 million) for the champion players to be divided into 26 athletes, while the runners-up will receive £8.5 million (BRL 62.1 million). The federation of the winning country will receive £24 million (BRL 175 million).

“Following positive discussions with the FA, the men’s senior players are pleased to confirm that a significant donation from international matches will be made to NHS charities through the Together Players Together initiative. This contribution will be taken from a fund which have already been set aside to support various social causes using all the money received from the Games since September 2018,” the players said in an official statement. The schemes are still finalized due to taxation-related issues. form has been given.

Players Together is a players’ charity fund in England, created last year at the initiative of Jordan Henderson, Liverpool’s captain and one of the national team’s players.

The final of the Euro Cup will take place next Sunday at 4 pm at the historic Wembley Stadium in London. England reached this decision by beating Denmark in overtime, while Italy drew with Spain in a penalty shootout.

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