Ukraine's players could earn a
maximum of 13 million euros in bonuses if the
co-hosts win Euro 2012, the head of the country's football
federation was quoted as saying on Wednesday.
"We have better financial incentives in comparison with the
premiums of other teams," Ukraine Football Association president
Hryhory Surkis was quoted as saying on the Ukrainian Euro 2012
Surkis said the Ukraine squad, among the outsiders in the
16-team tournament which gets underway on Friday, will receive
500,000 euros for each group stage victory, with 250,000 for a
Qualifying for the quarter-finals will earn a further two
million, as will reaching the semi-finals. Reaching the final
carries a bonus of three million and another 4.5 million will be
paid if Ukraine win the tournament.
Ukraine open their Group D campaign against Sweden in Kiev
on June 11, before facing France in Donetsk on June 15, then
England in the same city on June 19.
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