EURO 2016 | Walsall Received £14k For International Call-Ups
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EURO 2016 | Walsall Received £14k For International Call-Ups
 
EURO 2016 | Walsall Received £14k For International Call-Ups

EURO 2016 | Walsall Received £14k For International Call-Ups

According to statistics obtained and released by BBC Sport, Walsall Football Club received around £14,000 for their players being called up to the qualification stages of last year's UEFA EURO 2016 tournament.

The article, which you can read here, states that an understanding between UEFA and the European Club Association (ECA) means some of the revenue generated by EURO 2016 is shared among those clubs who released players to their national sides.

Clubs that released players for the final tournament took a share of £85.6m, while another £42.58m was set aside for those that released players for qualifying matches. In qualifying, each club that releases a player to the national team for is entitled to receive a fixed amount per player, per match.

For the final tournament, clubs receive a fixed amount per player, per day. This starts fourteen days before the player's country's first match and ends the day after their last match. In total, 641 European clubs from 54 national associations received a revenue share of £127.74m.

The Saddlers received £14,221 as Jason Demetriou (Cyprus) and Tom Bradshaw (Wales) were both selected for their respective nations as they sought to qualify for the summer tournament.

Walsall missed out on any further financial benefit as Shrewsbury-born Bradshaw, who now plays for Sky Bet Championship side Barnsley, was not selected for the squad that reached the Semi-Final of the tournament, while Cyprus failed to make it out of the qualification stage.

HOW OTHER LOCAL SIDES FARED (Approx.)
Aston Villa - £310,752
Birmingham City - £301,131
West Bromwich Albion - £1,016,917
Wolverhampton Wanderers - £293,644

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