Wednesday September 23, 2020

Boys in Green lead the money-spinning charge

The expanded soccer tournament is set to generate more than €500 million in revenue for Uefa

5th June, 2016
Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane addresses the media at the Fota Island training camp last week Picture: Inpho

Euro 2016 is set to be the biggest and richest European Championships to date, with 24 teams competing in France in a 51-game tournament; up from a 16-team competition and 31 matches in Poland and Ukraine in 2012.

Uefa’s newly-expanded Uefa organised tournament is likely to generate over €500 million in revenue for Uefa with a record prize fund of €300 million, up from €198 million in 2012 and three times as much as the prize fund available in...

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