Euro 2020: England players to donate prize money
England’s players will donate their Euro 2020 prize money to various NHS charities.
The Three Lions take on Italy in the final on Sunday.
The Football Association receive about £24million if Gareth Southgate’s men win at Wembley.
Part of that money – around £9.6m – will be shared among the 26-man squad.
But the players have decided to donate their winnings to help the NHS.
If England however lose to Italy, the squad would get a bonus of around £8.5m.
The players are already donating their match fees for each Euro 2020 game to worthy causes.
“Following positive discussions with the FA, the England senior men’s squad are pleased to confirm that a significant donation from their international match fees will be made to NHS Charities Together via the #PlayersTogether initiative.
“This contribution will be taken from a fund already set aside to support a variety of worthy causes using all match fees collated since September 2018,” a statement on behalf of the players before the tournament began read.