We’re talking finances here, not some Ted Talk question.
So, England had already got £1.5m for taking part in the Nations League and earned an extra £1.5m for beating Croatia and finishing top of their group.
No matter what happens next summer, even if they finish fourth, they have also guaranteed themselves a further £1.5m. This comes after England claimed £17m from Fifa for finishing fourth at the World Cup in the summer.
The winner of the Nations League tournament will receive £6.67m.
That should all pay for a good night out.
The winners also receive a pretty new trophy:
Porto’s Estadio do Dragao and the Estadio D Afonso Henriques in Guimaraes are the proposed venues for the four matches that will take place.
I see they’ve still not finished the ends at the Dragao.
They do love us, after all!!
England will host the 2021 Women’s European Championship.
The Football Association was the only bidder but had to meet strict guidelines before being awarded it by European football’s governing body.
FA head of women’s football Baroness Campbell said: “This is fantastic news for the FA, the country and for the development of girls’ and women’s football in England.”
The final will be held at Wembley.
Portugal will host the inaugural finals. They got the nod by virtue of finishing top of Group A3 and above Italy and Poland, the other two countries to have expressed an interest.
The dates and format are as follows:
5 June: Semi-final 1
6 June: Semi-final 2
9 June: Third-place play-off
9 June: Final
This draw will decide who meets who in the semi-finals – you probably worked that bit out.
One of the semi-final ties is then drawn out to decide who are technically the hosts for the final for administrative reasons. That semi-final will be on 5 June, with the other game the following day.
How they got here:
“Gareth Southgate’s England” (as England are now known as) finished top of Nations League Group A4, while Switzerland pipped Belgium to the top of Group A2 on head-to-head record by beating them 5-2 in their final game.
European champions Portugal were top of A3, while Netherlands continued their revival as they scored a 90th-minute equaliser in their final game against Germany to win A1.
For queen and countr…
Sorry, I was getting carried away there.
It’s the draw for the 2019 Uefa Nations League finals…which promise to be the best Uefa Nations League finals ever!!
Stay here for the build-up, draw and reaction.