The Croatian national football team has an opportunity to directly qualify for the 2024 European Championship with a victory against Armenia in their upcoming match at Maksimir stadium on Tuesday at 8:45 p.m. This game holds great significance for the Croatian Football Association, as it could potentially result in significant earnings for the team. In fact, according to data released by Uefa, Croatia stands to earn 9.25 million euros just by qualifying for the tournament.
Although Uefa has not increased the prize pool, which currently stands at 331 million euros compared to Euro 2016 in France, the organization has allocated a record amount of 30 million more than in previous editions. The total earnings from the 2024 European Championship are expected to be 1.7 billion euros, which is an increase of 600 million euros compared to Euro 2021. However, it is important to note that due to the circumstances surrounding the last Euro, held during the coronavirus pandemic and organized in several countries, comparisons may not be entirely accurate. Nevertheless, this edition will be held exclusively in Germany.
Uefa expects significantly higher earnings compared to Euro 2016 but has also allocated a substantial amount of funds for teams that do not secure a place in the tournament. This sum amounts to an astonishing 1.19 billion euros, while only 645 million euros were allocated from Euro 2016.
Overall, this match between Croatia and Armenia holds great importance for both teams and could have significant financial implications for both sides. With high stakes and potential rewards on offer, it promises to be an exciting game of football that fans will not want to miss out on seeing live from Maksimir stadium on Tuesday night at