€1 million was given to the Siberian soccer team after they upset Portugal to take the 2022 World Cup. It was a gift promised by President Aleksandar Vucic, and they ended up pulling off the win.
When came to Lisbon, they defeated the Portuguese team 2-1.
According to The Indian Express, after winning the game and the money, one of the strikers, Aleksandar Mitrovic, spoke with Serbia’s Nova television.
“We came here to play football and having been the better side, we earned it all. 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.”
Serbia’s squad were promised a bonus of €1 million by president Aleksandar Vucic if they beat Portugal & secured direct qualification to the 2022 World Cup.
— Zach Lowy (@ZachLowy) November 15, 2021
Upon returning home, they transferred the money out of their own bank into the account of the Football Union of Serbia.
They then did something amazing: They donated the money to sick children so they could get the treatment they needed.
There is a lot of good in the world if you look for it.
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