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Thursday, February 22, 2024

England players to donate millions in Euros prize money to NHS heroes

England players are planning on donating their Euro 2020 winnings to the NHS.

The Three Lions squad could net up to £9.6million with victory against Italy in Sunday’s final and are keen to share the wealth with the health service.

England midfielder and Liverpool captain, Jordan Henderson, was the driving force behind the #PlayersTogether initiative last May when Premier League players – led by their captains – came together to make a huge private donation to NHS charities.

It was confirmed in May this year that the squad would continue to give a “significant donation” of their international match fees to NHS charities following their work through the pandemic.

The Football Association are set to be awarded £24million in prize money if England beat Italy this weekend, with around 40 per cent – roughly £9.5m – being shared amongst the 26-man squad. Defeat at Wembley would reduce the prize pot by around £2.4m.

The England squad have been donating match fees to charity through the England Footballers Foundation since 2008.

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