Millwall receive £122,000 windfall from Euro 2012 scheme

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MILLWALL are set to receive a £122,000-windfall from UEFA as part of a scheme to reward clubs for their contribution to the success of Euro 2012.

A total of 575 clubs will be compensated for allowing their players to compete for their countries in qualifying matches and the final tournament.

Goalkeeper David Forde was the only member of the Lions squad to travel to Poland and Ukraine last summer, although he was an unused substitute in all three of the Republic of Ireland's group matches.

However, it would appear a chunk of Millwall's payment is derived from former striker Steve Morison, who was called-up by Wales for four qualifying matches during his time at the club.

Only seven Championship clubs – Leicester, Leeds, Birmingham, Blackburn, Bolton, Hull and Wolves – received higher pay-outs, three of whom were in the Premier League last season.

Clubs receive an equal share of the £80million fund per player released for each qualifying match, and a fixed amount per player per day for the final tournament, weighted with the FIFA categorisation of clubs for training compensation.

UEFA President Michel Platini said: "I am delighted that we are able to provide clubs with financial benefits from UEFA Euro 2012 to reward their contribution to the competition.

"We witnessed a truly fantastic UEFA European Football Championship final round this summer, and I am pleased that the clubs can now also be associated with the success of the event."



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