Uefa increases Uefa Nations League participation fees

The 55 national teams currently participating in the inaugural Uefa Nations League will see a 50 percent increase in solidarity fees paid to them, European soccer’s governing body Uefa has said.

The 12 strongest teams based on Uefa rankings – divided into four groups of three in League A – will each receive €2.25 million in solidarity fees, an increase of €750 000 from the amount announced in March.

Each group winner in League A will be given an additional €2.25 million as a bonus, up from €1.5 million.

“The decision to increase the solidarity and bonus payments were taken by the Uefa executive committee and was made possible by Uefa’s solid financial situation,” Uefa said in a statement. Bet Now

Uefa added the financial boost was also due to their earnings from Euro 2016 that were set aside for future investment.

League A group winners will compete for the Uefa Nations League trophy in June 2019 and the champions stand to gain €6 million in solidarity fees – taking the maximum they could earn from the tournament to €10.5 million.

The event, created to replace friendly internationals that were unpopular with clubs, players and fans as they interrupted league action, largely got the thumbs up after the first batch of matches in September.