400,000 euros bonus for world title

The bonus for winning the World Cup is already certain: the German national soccer team
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Should the German national soccer team become world champions in Qatar, a premium of 10.4 million euros would be due. Even winning the group is worth almost as much as winning the European Championship for women.

Dhe German national soccer team would be richly rewarded for winning the World Cup title in Qatar. Should be captain Manuel Neuer raise the trophy in Doha on December 18th, each player will receive 400,000 euros. The German Football Association (DFB) announced this bonus scheme on Sunday. For the 26 squad, a total of 10.4 million euros would be due for the fifth star.

“We held the intensive discussion in a good and constructive atmosphere. Ultimately, we found an acceptable solution for everyone involved,” said DFB President Bernd Neuendorf after a conversation on the sidelines of the Nations League game against Hungary (0-1) in Leipzig.

In the event of a final defeat, Neuer and Co. could console themselves with 250,000 euros, for third place there is 200,000 euros. Participation in the semi-finals of the tournament in the desert (from November 20th) would bring each player 150,000 euros, and even reaching the quarter-finals would bring 100,000 euros. First place in the group with Japan, Spain and Costa Rica will be rewarded with 50,000 euros.

The women would have received 60,000 euros

There was still 300,000 euros for the 2014 World Cup triumph in Brazil, four years ago in Russia there would have been 350,000 euros. For comparison: If the DFB women had won the final of the European Championships in England this summer, there would have been a title bonus of 60,000 euros for each player.

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