Football: Cash boost for Poland after qualifying for World Cup
PR dla Zagranicy
The Polish football association will receive around USD 10 million from the sport’s world governing body FIFA after the national squad qualified for next year’s World Cup in Russia, according to the PAP news agency.
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Players on the Polish team will receive USD 2.8 million from the total to divide up between themselves, PAP reported.
Poland received EUR 8 million for making it through to the Euro 2016 championships last year, PAP said.
It added that the Polish football association (PZPN) garnered additional payouts: EUR 1 million for winning a match in the European championships, EUR 500,000 for a draw and EUR 2.5 million for playing in the quarter-finals.
Poland secured a spot at the World Cup in Russia after defeating Montenegro 4-2 in their last qualifying match in Warsaw on Sunday.
Poland's next games are friendlies against Uruguay in Warsaw on November 10 and against Mexico in Gdańsk, northern Poland, on November 13.