Slovenia will play for Euro 2024 on Friday and also for a fabulous financial prize: qualification for the European Championship would bring the NZS almost €10 million
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Two rounds before the end of the intense qualification rounds for the Euro 2024 Slovenia is in an exceptional position. Kek’s side is leading Group H and needs only a point from the last qualifying match against Kazakhstan to confirm their qualification to Germany, which will host the Old Continental Championship next year. If Slovenia had beaten Denmark in the penultimate round in Copenhagen, they would have been in first place and 17th. European championship.
Success in the qualifiers would also be great news for the Football Association of Slovenia (NZS), as the bank balance of the organisation, which is based in Brdo pri Kranju, would improve drastically. The European Football Association (UEFA) has set aside €371 million for the upcoming competition, €70 million more than the last Old Continent tournament hosted by 11 countries.
Qualification for Euro 2024 alone would bring the NHS €9.25 million! But this would only be the beginning of UEFA’s “giveaway”. An additional €1.5 million would be earned by Slovenia for each victory in Germany, and €750,000 for each draw. Making it to the knockout rounds will earn each team an extra €2 million. So a lot would depend on the results, but even a place at Euro 2024 would bring a lot to the NHS.
Slovenia could officially confirm its first appearance at a major competition as early as Friday, when it will take on a weakened and heavily decimated Denmark. The latter will be without three big stars that anyone would miss… The match in Copenhagen will kick off at 20:45.
This text was automatically translated using AI.