PARIS - The France squad want to give
sponsorship bonuses to charity in a bid to improve their image
following a poor display at the World Cup, according to captain
"We want to do a good deed," Diarra told French radio RTL on
The squad are due an estimated two million euros in bonuses, their share of sponsorship revenue which is
unrelated to footballing performance.
The players will now discuss with the French Football
Federation their plan to give the money to charity.
France were eliminated in the first round of the World Cup
in South Africa in June when the players also went on strike to
support Nicolas Anelka after the striker was kicked out of the
squad for insulting then-coach Raymond Domenech.
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