Croatia’s World Cup Runner-Ups to Earn Millions

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In addition to a large prize given by the FIFA, players and the coaching staff will get a little bit extra from the government.

In the last month, Croatian footballers have brought us a lot of joy, made us proud and created the greatest success in the history of Croatian sports. With the second place finish at the World Cup, Modrić and co. have made a magnificent achievement, promoted Croatia all over the world, and also filled the coffers of the Croatian Football Federation, reports Večernji List on July 16, 2018.

Each team which qualified for the World Cup received eight million dollars and those which qualified for the knock-out phase of the tournament received additional four million dollars. A place in the quarterfinals also brought four million dollars.

At the end, when all is added up, the Croatian team will receive 28 million dollars, ten million dollars less than the French, who won the World Cup.

Ahead of the tournament, the players and the Croatian Football Federation agreed on how the prize would be divided. The federation will receive 60 percent of the money, while the rest will be shared by the players.

In addition to the money from the FIFA and sponsors, footballers will receive a much smaller prize from the Croatian government, based on the regulation which was adopted on 21 December 2017 and applies to all Croatian athletes who bring home medals from European and world championships, and Olympic games.

According to the provisions of the regulation, the players will receive 70,000 kuna each for winning the second place at the World Cup. Manager Dalić will get 60,000 kuna, while all other members of the coaching staff will share 96,000 kuna.

Translated from Večernji List (reported by Hrvoje Delač).


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