The Tricolor failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia and were dumped out of last year's Copa America in Brazil before the knockout phase.
Meanwhile, playing in front of empty stands (for the opening months of the campaign at least) once again promises to make a mockery of home advantage and make games much harder to predict.
"This year, any player that loses in the first round will be awarded 30 percent more than last year, bringing their winnings to 60,000 euros," read a tournament statement. "A significant effort has also been made in terms of the qualifying rounds, with a 27 percent increase in prize money compared with 2019. Any players who lose in the first round of the qualifying competition will take home a cheque for 10,000 euros." Enditem
The country's President's office over the years started rewarding athletes who won medals on the international stage. They are given a motivational token of 1,350 U.S. dollars for a gold medal, 850 dollars for a silver and 500 dollars for a bronze medal. This is paid monthly once an athlete wins a medal at any international event.
Georgia's Iuri Tabatadze(L) vies with France's Christ-Emmanuel Maouassa during the qualifying match of European U21 Championships 2021 between Georgia and France in Gori, Georgia, Sept 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Kulumbegashvili Tamuna)
Back in February before the coronavirus outbreak in Europe, the Ugandan had set a world 5,000 record on road, also in Monaco.
Former two-time Olympic canoeing champion Meng Guanliang, who called on the public to live a green and healthy life at the closing ceremony, said he was "very excited" to be part of such an event.
RABAT, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- The Moroccan football team will face Senegal and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in friendly matches on October 9 and 13 respectively.
Playing in his second match for the Rio de Janeiro outfit, the 35-year-old combined with Rhuan Silveira before deftly sliding a shot past Cassio.
But Silva earned the visitors an unlikely point by holding his nerve from the spot in the 97th minute.
File photo taken on July 12, 2020 shows that Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint Germain celebrates during a friendly football match between Paris Saint Germain and Le Havre at the Ocean Stadium in Le Havre, France. French football federation (FFF) announced that Paris Saint Germain's French forward Kylian Mbappe has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and he will miss UEFA Nations League match against Croatia. (Photo by Jack Chan/Xinhua)