16 best countries in Europe - level 3
Next European football championship will start in June 2012 and it is organized by two countries, Poland and Ukraine. If some European country wants to play in this tournament, it must first advance from its qualification group. But if they succeed, the reward is really great. Every team in the championship will receive around 11 million euros as a start bonus. But that´s not all. If you win or draw in the tournament, you will earn more millions of euros. And other more money will be included in television rights and sponsorship fees.
This all money can really help national associations to create better football conditions for young football players. This money will be used for better sport stadiums and these associations have a better chance to find new Messi or Cech in their own country.
The qualification was finished today and these are 16 teams which will get the money bonus and play in the next year tournament: Ukraine, Poland, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, England, Russia, Greece, Sweden, Denmark, France, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Ireland and Portugal.
You can see a goal from the match between the Czech Republic and Montenegro in the video.
Written by David for News in Levels
Interesting words: advance, reward, draw.
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