UEFA Pays Clubs For Players’ Euro 2016 Release
Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), has handed out a total of 150 million euros ($162.18 million) to clubs who released players for the Euro 2016 qualifying matches.
UEFA said that, 641 clubs benefited from solidarity payments meant to appease clubs who often complain about the amount of time their players spend with their national teams.
For the qualifying matches, 3,536 Euros was paid to a club each time one of their players was included in the 23-man squad of a national team.
For Euro 2016 itself, 7,321 Euros was paid to a club each time one of their players was included in the final squad.
According to the UEFA figures, Juventus received the biggest handout of 3.48 million Euros, followed by Liverpool 3.39 million Euros and Tottenham Hotspur 3.07 million Euros.
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