Juventus gets $3.7M from UEFA to lead Euro 2016 payments

Juventus' Mario Mandzukic. (Simone Venezia/ANSA via AP)

NYON, Switzerland — Juventus got nearly 3.5 million euros ($3.78 million) from UEFA to top the list of club payments for releasing players for the 2016 European Championship.

Liverpool and Tottenham also banked more than 3 million euros ($3.24 million) from the UEFA fund of more than 150 million euros ($162 million).

UEFA says 641 European clubs from 54 countries were paid for providing players to national-team squads in qualifying matches and the tournament in France.

Real Madrid, which sent Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe to the title-winning Portugal squad, was sixth, receiving 2.5 million euros ($2.73 million). English clubs collected more than 38 million euros ($41 million), including several thousand to some semi-professional clubs.

Icelandic clubs earned 118,000 euros ($127,000).

UEFA says it aims to pay clubs 200 million euros ($216 million) from Euro 2020 income.

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