National football team of Portugal to donate half of EURO 2020 Championship qualification prize money to support amateur football amid Coronavirus Pandemic.
“In this spirit of camaraderie between professional and non-professional football, we have decided, as a team, to give up part of our qualifying prize for Euro 2020,” the senior team said in an official statement.
The team didn’t disclose the amount but support fund is expected to be around 4.7 million euros.
“We have also decided because we have not forgotten our own paths and all those who have generously helped us to succeed in our careers, that these values will be added to the support fund already created by the FPF aimed mainly at players from clubs in non-professional competitions,” it added.
All the sporting events has been either postponed or cancelled due to Coronavirus Pandemic that includes football leagues such as La Liga, Bundesliga, Premier League and EURO Championship.
All clubs are going through severe financial distress. League in Portugal has been suspended indefinitely since 12th March.