- The German FA will award each player £250,000 if they defend the World Cup
- Germany won the title in Brazil where each player got over quarter of a million
- The players will each receive £175,000 even if they lose in the final in Russia
When Germany won the title at the Brazil World Cup in 2014, the players received a bonus of £265,000 each.
The team under coach Joachim Low will receive no payout for group stage victories or for reaching the round of 16, but a spot in the quarter-finals will earn each of them £66,000 and a semi-final place £110,000.
The German FA will award each player £265,000 if they successfully defend the World Cup
Joachim Low’s side won the title in Brazil four years ago after beating Argentina in the final
PLAYERS’ BONUS BREAKDOWN
Group stage win: Nothing
Round of 16 win: Nothing
Quarter-final spot: £66,000
Semi-final spot: £110,000
Runner-up finish: £175,000
World Cup winners: £265,000
A losing final will still earn them a bonus worth £175,000 each.
‘This gives early and necessary calm and clarity before the tournament so that we can concentrate on the sporting tasks,’ said Germany team manager Oliver Bierhoff in a statement.
‘It is a good sign when players are backing this (bonus) performance-based principle.’
A title win in Russia would make Germany only the third nation after Italy (1934-38) and Brazil (1958-62) to succeed in a world title defence.
Germany have been drawn in Group F for the tournament next year, along with Mexico, Sweden and South Korea.
Author: Nancy Parker
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