The Croatian national football team has the opportunity to secure direct qualification to the 2024 European Championship by defeating Armenia in a match scheduled for Tuesday at 8:45 p.m. in Maksimir. This game holds great potential for revenue for the Croatian Football Association, with a positive outcome potentially earning them a substantial amount of money. Uefa has released data on the earnings and budget allocation for national teams at the Euros in Germany, and Croatia stands to gain 9.25 million euros just by qualifying for the tournament.
Despite an increase in earnings compared to Euro 2016, Uefa has not raised the prize pool, which remains at 331 million euros. However, this is still an improvement over the previous edition in France, where the budget was only 30 million more profitable. Uefa expects to earn 1.7 billion euros from the 2024 European Championship in Germany, which is a significant increase from the previous edition in 2021. Despite this, it’s important to note that comparisons with Euro 2016 may not be entirely accurate due to circumstances such as the pandemic and multiple hosting countries.
Uefa has also revealed that they will allocate a record-breaking amount of funds to countries that do not qualify for the tournament – this sum amounts to an astonishing 1.19 billion euros – while only 645 million euros were allocated from Euro 2016’s budget. Overall, despite some changes in circumstances and prize pools, Uefa continues to prioritize funding and revenue generation for national teams participating in Euro tournaments