Germany set for World Cup bonuses
The Germany squad could earn bonuses of up to 300,000 euros each at the 2014 World Cup should they win next summer’s tournament.
Joachim Loew’s players will start receiving bonuses once they have made it past the second round, the German Football Association (DFB) has announced.
And should Germany win their fourth World Cup, each squad member will receive a bonus of 300,000 euros, while they will pick up half of that sum if they finish as runners-up.
A bonus of 100,000 euros each is certain for a semifinal appearance and reaching the quarterfinals would be rewarded with 50,000 euros.
The same bonus system was used during Euro 2012, where Germany got knocked out against their ‘bogey’ team Italy in the semifinals.
“Those were the most straightforward talks and the swift agreement is evidence of the mutual trust between association and team,” DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach said in a statement of the talks he held with general secretary Helmut Sandrock and Germany captain Philipp Lahm.
Niersbach added: “With this success-based system, the players clearly agree with the achievement principle.”