The Landmark that the Croatia national team made when they soared high beating all the big and famous teams we know in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia tournament to become the runners-up was just a starter. They can’t seem to stop charming their supporters and warming hearts.
After defeating 32 teams that participated in the Mundial to bring a huge pool of prize money for the players and technical staff, their journey has just begun.
Croatia is a team with a heart of gold. Here is the mega surprise that they are bringing you: selflessly donating their $1.7 million World cup Prize money to a children’s charity organization! What a selfless gesture! Rewordit understands that the donation will be given to underprivileged children to help them during their summer holidays.
The European side had an impressive run to the finals in the tournament where they lost 4-2 to France at the Luzhninki Stadium. Croatia’s wonderful gesture is not the first among European nations. This custom is quite popular in this region.
For instance, England players are known to donate their match fees to charities. They started this scheme 10 years ago and their legacy continues to grow and spread wings. Since then, the players have raised a staggering £5 million for a number of initiatives and projects.
However, it’s not a must-do initiative. It comes out of one’s free will to give generously to a good cause. Croatia, like many countries including France who are the World Cup champions, do not make it compulsory for players to donate their match fees to charities.
Kylian Mbappe, 2018 FIFA World Cup’s youngest player announced his decision channel his earnings from the World Cup to a charity that gives free sports training to children with disabilities. The self-less gesture saw the 19-year old receive plaudits. His countrymen joined the fray to share their love and gratitude for all the support they received.
I can only imagine the impact of this selfless donation to the children with disabilities. It’s all for the love of the game! Make a difference.#Rewordit