Czech football team earns 375 million crowns at Euro championship

The Czech team lost to Denmark in the quarterfinals on Saturday, but won't be coming home empty-handed.


Written by ČTK Published on 05.07.2021 09:58:00 (updated on 05.07.2021) Reading time: 1 minute

The Czech national football team earned 9.25 million euros (235 million crowns) for advancing to the 2021 Euro Championships and another 5.5 million euros (140 million crowns) for how well they played there.

"It is a success on all fronts that we advanced among the last eight teams of Europe," Czech Football Association chairman Petr Fousek told journalists.

Fousek said there are set rules for the division of the winnings. After associated costs are deducted, the money is divided between the national team and the association, he said.

For their opening match, in which they defeated Scotland 2-0 on June 14, the Czech team received one million euros; for drawing with Croatia 1-1 half a million euros; and for losing to England 0-1 nothing.

For advancing from their group, they earned 1.5 million euros. When the team won against the Netherlands 2-0 in the round of 16 on June 27, it received another 2.5 million euros.

On Saturday, the Czech national team lost to Denmark 1-2 in the quarterfinals.

Along with Portuguese star Ronaldo, Czech striker Patrik Schick is the currently the leading scorer at this year's championship with five goals.

Spain, Italy, England, and Denmark have advanced to the semifinals, which will be played out this week. Italy and Spain face off tomorrow night and England plays Denmark on Wednesday, with the title match scheduled for Sunday evening.

Participation in the Euro championship and the world championship are among the main sources of financial contributions that the Czech Football Association receives.

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