Ukrainian football’s chief Grigory Surkis said that the country’s players would be well-rewarded for succeeding at Euro 2012 which they are co-hosting with Poland, local media reported.
“We have a better prize fund than any other team at the European championships,” Ukraine’s football supremo was quoted as saying. “The team will receive €500,000 for every win at the group stage, while a draw will bring the squad €250,000.”
Surkis added that the team will get a €2 million bonus for making the knockout stages and the same amount for reaching the semi-finals. If Ukraine’s team makes it to the final they will earn €3 million and €4.5 million for winning the title.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 7th, 2012.