Croatia Football Team Donates 28 Million US Dollar World Cup 2018 Prize

Croatia’s national football team donated all 2018 World Cup prize to children’s foundations in their country. Zlatko Dalic’s lead squad is entitled to a cash prize of US$ 28 million as runner-up in Russia.

Vatreni lost 2-4 to France in the 2018 World Cup final at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday (15/7). Despite failing to embrace the trophy, Luka Modric and his friends successfully managed enter the final for the first time of the world’s most prestigious tournament.

This achievement beat their predecessors such as Davor Suker and Zvonimir Boban who successfully drove into the 1998 World Cup semifinals. The success of the Croatian national team then celebrated so festive in the country’s Balkan region.

Vatreni squad even plans to donate the entire prize money World Cup 2018 as a form of their gratitude.

Inevitably, the Croatian squad became the first in the world to donate all prize money to the children’s foundation. This noble action is done by the players and coaches considering the country bean to experience crisis as the smallest country in Europe. It’s a wonderful gesture that shows the sheer pride of pulling on your country’s colours in the World Cup exceeds financial gain.

Not just Croatia, a number of teams such as England have actually been doing such a good tradition since 2007. Players usually set aside a few percent of the game money in prestigious international competitions that they follow.

A total of £5 million of donations from the Three Lions have been raised and that number will continue to increase as Gareth Southgate’s team and his comrades succeed to the semis and rank fourth.

England lost 2-1 to Croatia in the semi-finals. In the race for third place, Harry Kane and his comrades lost 2-0 to Belgium.

As is known, the team ranked fourth in the 2018 World Cup entitled to a prize of US $ 22 million. While Belgium gets a cash prize of US $ 24 million.

However, some other nations do not make it compulsory which is why France World Cup hero Kylian Mbappe is rightly receiving plaudits for his selfless gesture. The 19-year-old, who won the Silver Ball for being the best young player in the tournament, decided to donate his earnings from the tournament to a charity that gives free sports instruction to hospitalized and disabled children in sports, Premiers de Cordee.

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