Sports

2024 Euro: Georgia Billionaire gifts his country players £8.4MILLION for reaching the knock-out stages and will double it if they beat Spain

Georgia’s players have been rewarded with an eye-watering £8.4million cash prize by their country’s former prime minister and billionaire

Bidzina Ivanishvili after reaching the knockout stage of Euro 2024.

Georgia, competing in their first-ever tournament, were looking at a group stage exit last night after going into their final game against Portugal bottom of the table.

But Georgia went into the game and defeated Portugal 2-0 after  Napoli’s Khvicha Kvaratskhelia fired them ahead against Portugal in the first half. Georges Mikautadze then made it 2-0 in the second half.

According to the Georgian Times, Bidzina Ivanishvili has pledged to award the national side with £ 8.4 million (equivalent to 30 million Georgian Lari).

Cotosen WW

They’ll next face Spain in the last-16 of the tournament and there could be an even greater incentive for the 74th-ranked team in the world. 

Ivanishvili has claimed that, should they beat Luis de la Fuente’s Spain in the next round, they will earn an additional £8.4million. 

A statement read: ’30 million Georgian Lari (GEL) will be awarded to the national team’.

‘At the same time, on the initiative of Bidzina Ivanishvili, in case of winning the eighth-final meeting with Spain and advancing to the next stage, the national team of Georgia will receive an additional 30 million GEL as a reward. 

‘The honorary chairman of ‘Georgian Dream’ thanks every player of the football team, the coaching staff and the Georgian fans for this historic and dream victory.’ 

Related posts

Why Poland have already been knocked out of Euro 2024 after just two games explained

admin

Euro 2024: How Group E was decided after every team finished on same points

admin

Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo: Jose Mourinho settles the GOAT debate with brilliant answer

admin

Leave a Comment