LONDON - The France players who took part
in this year's World Cup will give their bonuses to amateur
clubs, the French Federation president said on Tuesday.
"The bonuses from the World Cup and the preparation matches
will be donated to amateur football," Fernand Duchaussoy told a
news conference in London before Wednesday's friendly against
The bonuses amount to an estimated 3 million euros, Duchaussoy said, adding that all the players in the
squad to play England had signed an agreement.
After their shock first-round exit in South Africa, the
France players promised they would give up their share of
sponsorship revenue which is unrelated to performance.
France's dismal World Cup campaign also included a players'
strike organised in protest at the decision to kick striker
Nicolas Anelka out of the squad.
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