Croatia set to donate £21 million World Cup prize money to charity

Croatia set to donate £21 million World Cup prize money to charity

- Croatia emerged runners-up in the just concluded 2018 World Cup tournament

- They lost 4-2 to France who lifted their second World Cup title

- The Croatia national team has since resolved to donate their prize money to a children's charity

The Croatia national team has resolved to donate their World Cup prize money to a children's charity after emerging runners-up in the just concluded 2018 World Cup tournament in Russia.

YEN.com.gh understands that the donation will be channeled to underprivileged children to aid their summer holidays.

Croatia emerged second out of 32 teams that participated in the mundial to bring a huge pool of prize money amounting to KSh 2.7 billion (£21 million) for the players and technical staff.

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The European side had an impressive run to the finals in the tournament where they lost 4-2 to France at the Luzhninki Stadium.

Croatia's wonderful gesture is not the first among European nations, with England players known to donate their match fees to charities.

The players have raised a staggering £5 million for a number of initiatives and projects since setting up the scheme a decade ago.

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Be that as it may, other countries, including France who are the World Cup champions do not make it compulsory for players to donate their match fees to charities.

However, Kylian Mbappe announced his decision channel his earnings from the World Cup to a charity that gives free sports training to children with disabilities.

The selfless gesture saw the 19-year old receive plaudits, with his countrymen persuaded to join the fray.

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