The Croatian national football team has the opportunity to directly qualify for the 2024 European Championship by winning against Armenia in a match scheduled to take place at Maksimir stadium on Tuesday at 8:45 p.m. This game could be quite profitable for the Croatian Football Association, as a successful result could result in significant earnings. According to Uefa, Croatia could earn 9.25 million euros just by qualifying for the tournament.
It is worth noting that Uefa has not increased the prize pool, which remains at 331 million euros compared to Euro 2016 in France. However, the budget for this edition of the Euros is 30 million more profitable than in France. Uefa predicts that it will generate 1.7 billion euros in earnings from the 2024 European Championship in Germany, which is a significant increase from the previous edition held during the coronavirus pandemic and organized across multiple countries. Despite these challenges, Uefa expects higher earnings compared to Euro 2016, with a total of 645 million euros allocated for non-qualifying countries this time around, compared to just 195 million euros in France.
In summary, while there are some differences between Euros past and present, Uefa continues to prioritize fair compensation for all participating teams and aims to generate significant revenue from each tournament held on its soil.