PARIS - France strikers Thierry Henry and
Nicolas Anelka have agreed to give up their World Cup-related
bonuses after it was revealed they had yet to do so, French
Sports minister Chantal Jouanno said on Wednesday.
"It has been sorted out, they are doing it", Jouanno told
reporters as she was leaving a cabinet meeting.
Following their shock first-round exit, the France players
who took part in this year's World Cup in South Africa had
agreed to donate their bonuses, an estimated 3 million euros
in sponsorship revenue, to amateur clubs.
The French football federation (FFF) told Reuters on Tuesday
that Anelka and Henry had not replied to them concerning the
matter despite announcing it over a month ago.
Anelka was banned for 18 matches by the FFF for insulting
then coach Raymond Domenech during the tournament, causing his
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