Even more of a reason to hope for football coming home.
The England squad has pledged to give their prize money to various NHS charities, should they win the final of Euro 2020 this Sunday (July 11). They are taking on Italy in the nations first major tournament final since 1966.
Should the three lions go on to lift the trophy, the Football Association will be in line to receive around £24 million. About £9.6 million would have been shared out between the 26-man squad, but the team have shared their intention to donate the funds to the NHS.
The squad bonus would be reduced to around £8.5m. Once tax reasons have been finalised, the NHS will receive a huge sum regardless of the scoreline. The players have also been donating their match fees to various charities.
Similarly last year, many players—such as Jordan Henderson and Harry Maguire—donated portions of their earnings to the NHS, with the Players Together fund raising over £4 million for the health service.
People have also been calling for an extra bank holiday, should England win the big game. It initially looked to be a possibility the day after the final (July 12), but now looks more likely to take place on Monday, July 19.