KEIR RADNEDGE in PARIS: Record sums will be up for grabs for the 24 finalist nations at Euro 2016 in France next summer.

Total prize money on offer from European federation UEFA is €301m, up more than 50pc from €196m four years ago. The winners can earn a maximum €27m compared with €23.5m in Poland and Ukraine.

Gianni Infantino, UEFA’s general secretary, said that each team would receive €8m just for turning up. After that there would be match bonuses in the group of €1m for a win and €500,000 for a draw.

Playing in the second round would earn a team €1.5m with €2.5m in the quarter-finals and €4m in the semi-finals. The winners will earn a further €8m and the runners-up €5m. Unlike the World Cup there is no third-place play-off.

** Guadalajara (Spain) will host the 2016 UEFA Futsal Cup Finals from April 21-24, between Benfica, Pescara, Ugra Yugorsk (Rus) and host club Inter FS (Sp).

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