France players will be awarded
bonuses only if they qualify for the 2014 World Cup, the French
federation said on Friday.
The players have also agreed to give up their friendly match
bonuses, FFF president Noel Le Graet explained before Les Bleus
take on Finland in their Group I World Cup qualifier later on
"We're almost in a situation where there are no match
bonuses anymore," Le Graet told reporters.
If they reach the World Cup finals, French players will
share some 2.4 million euros in bonuses, Le
The France players will still get 15,000 euros per game in
image rights, a 50 percent increase from last season.
After the Euro 2012 finals, France players, who were knocked
out by eventual winners Spain in the quarter-finals, were
entitled to a 100,000 euro bonus each but the FFF froze the
payments following the team's off-pitch drama.
They had forfeited their bonuses after being eliminated in
the first round of the 2010 World Cup following Nicolas Anelka's
exclusion from the squad after he had insulted then coach
France were drawn with World and European champions Spain,
Finland, Belarus and Georgia in their World Cup qualifying Group
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