German players will be richer by 400,000 euros ($390,000) if they win the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar later this year.
Berlin: German players will be richer by 400,000 euros ($390,000) if they win the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar later this year. Germany’s football association (DFB) has revealed its decision, which was made official on Sunday.
Germany is a power house in world football, emerging victorious four times in the football World Cup. Their last crown was in 2014 in Brazil, where they overpowered South American giants Argentina in the final.
The decision regarding the team’s bonuses was officially announced by the DFB on Sunday. As per the report by Reuters, football bosses in Germany kept the bonus of 350,000 euros for each player for the previous World Cup held in 2018 in Russia, where Germany failed to qualify in the second round. All the German players received 300,000 euros each after winning the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
A new agreement has been finalised, which is as per the team’s step-by-step progress and performance. Each player will get 50,000 euros after clearing the group stage in Qatar, while a place in the quarterfinals will get them 100,000 each. A spot in the semi-final will be worth 150,000 euros. If Germany finishes third, then each player will earn 200,000 euros. If the team goes down in the final, then the players would be rewarded with a 250,000 euro bonus.
Germany is in Group E, which includes former World Champions Spain, Costa Rica, and Japan.The much awaited tournament kicks off on November 20th, but Hansi Flick’s men will begin their proceedings against Asian giant Japan on November 23rd.
Speaking about the bonus agreement, DFB President Bern Neuendorf said that they had had marathon discussions with the players and they had got a solution that was acceptable to everyone.