The Croatian national football team has an opportunity to earn direct qualification to the 2024 European Championship by defeating Armenia in their upcoming match scheduled for Maksimir on Tuesday at 8:45 p.m. This game could be lucrative for the Croatian Football Association, with a good outcome potentially earning them a substantial sum of money. According to data released by Uefa, Croatia stands to earn 9.25 million euros just by qualifying for the tournament.
Interestingly, Uefa has not increased the prize pool for the Euros in Germany compared to the previous edition in France, which stood at 331 million euros. However, despite this, the budget is expected to be 30 million more profitable than at Euro 2016 in France. Uefa predicts that it will generate 1.7 billion euros in earnings from the 2024 European Championship in Germany, which is a significant increase of 600 million euros compared to the previous edition held in 2021.
It is important to note that due to circumstances surrounding the last Euro, held during the coronavirus pandemic and organized across multiple countries, comparisons are less valid. The upcoming edition will take place entirely in Germany. Despite this, Uefa expects significantly higher earnings compared to Euro 2016, which was held in France. In addition, countries that do not qualify for the European Championship will receive a record amount of funding – a staggering total of 1.19 billion euros – while only 645 million euros were allocated from Euro 2016’s budget.
The upcoming match between Croatia and Armenia presents an excellent opportunity for both teams to secure direct qualification for the highly anticipated European Championships next year and potentially earn millions of dollars along with it.
In conclusion, if Croatia wins against Armenia on Tuesday night at Maksimir stadium, they could secure direct qualification for the European Championship and earn significant monetary rewards from it. The potential earnings could be as much as €9.25 million alone just by qualifying for the tournament.
Uefa has revealed its expectations of €1.7 billion in revenue from hosting the event next year in Germany, which is €600 million more than what was generated from Euro 2021 despite no increase in prize money compared to Euro