As part of a new commitment to transparency the French Football Federation have revealed that France's players will not receive any bonuses if they fail to qualify for the 2014 World Cup.
Les Bleus kick off their bid to reach Brazil on Friday night with a trip to Finland while Belarus, Georgia and reigning World and European champions Spain also stand in their way in Group I.
If they manage to make it out of the group the players involved will share 30% of FIFA's prize money for reaching the competition, with the same arrangement in place for every round for which they progress.
However there will be no money automatically paid out for qualifiers, or friendlies, if they fail to reach the finals.
"I think this is the right attitude. This is a topic of interest," FFF President Noel Le Graet told L'Equipe.
"If we get there, the players who participated in the qualifying receive 30% of the amount paid by FIFA - and the same during the competition, 30% of the amount paid by FIFA in case of qualification for the quarter-finals, and so forth."
Le Graet has confirmed the revised bonus structure will govern the national team for the two years up to and including the tournament in Brazil. "We will not resume talks ahead of Brazil," he added.
Yet there is an upside for the players, as to compensate their losses their image rights payments will increase from €10,000 per match to €15,000.