Selfless gesture! Croatia set to donate World Cup prize money to charity

Selfless gesture! Croatia set to donate World Cup prize money to charity

- Croatia emerged runners-up in the 2018 World Cup and bagged a prize pot of £21 million (R364 million)

- 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.

TUKO.co.ke understands that the donation will be channeled to underprivileged children to aid their summer holidays.

READ ALSO: Croatian president wins admirers for her reaction to losing the 2018 World Cup

Croatia emerged second out of 32 teams that participated in tournament to win prize money amounting to £21 million (R364 million) for the players and technical staff.

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 (R86 million) for a number of initiatives and projects since setting up the scheme a decade ago.

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 self-less gesticulation saw the 19-year old receive plaudits, with his countrymen persuaded to join the fray.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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