England players to donate millions in Euros prize money to charities
England players are planning on donating their Euro 2020 winnings to various NHS charities.
The Three Lions squad could net up to £9.6million with victory against Italy in Sunday’s final and are keen to share the wealth with the health service.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the Football Association will 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.
England midfielder and Liverpool captain, Jordan Henderson, was the driving force behind the #PlayersTogether initiative last May when Premier League players – led by their captains – came together to make a huge private donation to NHS charities.
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.
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