European champions Portugal will donate half of their prize money for qualifying for the now-postponed Euro 2020 championships to support amateur football amid the coronavirus outbreak, the team said on Monday.
A statement from the Portuguese Federation later confirmed: “In this spirit of camaraderie between professional and non-professional football, we have decided, as a team, to give up part of our Euro 2020 qualification prize money.
“We have also decided, because we have not forgotten our own paths and all those who have generously helped us to make progress in our careers, that these amounts will be added to the support fund already created by the FPF (Portuguese federation) aimed mainly at players from non-professional competition clubs.”
The team did not give any financial details of their qualification prize money. The support fund is expected to share a total of 4.7 million euros ($5.13 million) among regional associations and amateur clubs.
Most European leagues have been shut for more than a month and clubs are edging towards severe financial trouble due to the revenue drought. Premier league yet to decide future of the current league Liverpool just 2 match away from there league title but due to COVID19 everything is on hold.