Serbian Soccer Team to Donate €1 million World Cup Qualifying Bonus For Treatment of Sick Children

The Serbian national soccer team unanimously decided to allocate their €1 million bonus for defeating Portugal to Serbian children in need of urgent medical treatment.

The Serbian national soccer team secured their spot at the 2022 Qatar World Cup in a comeback win of 2-1 over Portugal during the Group A Qualifying round. Serbian president Aleksander Vucic offered the national team players a one million euro bonus before the game if they managed to clinch the direct qualification to next year’s tournament.

As the national team returned home, the sum was immediately transferred to the account of the Football Union of Serbia (FSS). However, the players chose to donate the money “to those who need them more — sick children for their treatment.”

“We came here to play football and having been the better side, we earned it all,” goal-scorer Aleksander Mitrovic told Serbia’s Nova television. “We are reaping the rewards of hard work and the belief that we would be able to defy the odds and beat Portugal. We are overjoyed, for our country and the people first and foremost.”

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