Serbian Soccer Team Donates World Cup Qualifying Bonus To Sick Children 'Who Need It More'

November 16, 2021

The Serbian national soccer team is donating 1 million euros to help treat sick children in their home country.

Serbian national team donates World Cup earnings
Serbia defeats Portugal / Credit: @ZachLowy

Serbia's soccer team was promised a gift of €1 million by President Aleksandar Vucic if they upset Portugal to qualify to the 2022 World Cup.

The Serbian soccer team defeated the Portuguese team 2-1 on Sunday in Lisbon.

"We came here to play football and having been the better side, we earned it all," striker Aleksandar 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."

As soon as the national team returned home, the money was immediately transferred to the account of the Football Union of Serbia (FSS).

However, the players decided to donate the money "to those who need it more – sick children for their treatment."

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