Germany players promised Ksh 47m each in the event of World Cup victory

Germany players promised Ksh 47m each in the event of World Cup victory

The bonus for the title win is up from Ksh 41m for the previous tournament in 2018, when Germany crashed out in the first round. When Germany won the title at the Brazil World Cup in 2014, the players received bonuses of Ksh 35m each.

Germany players will each receive  Ksh 47 million ($390,000) if they lift the World Cup in Qatar later this year, the country's football association (DFB) said on Sunday after agreeing on tournament bonuses with the team.

The bonus for the title win is up from Ksh 41m for the previous tournament in 2018, when Germany crashed out in the first round. When Germany won the title at the Brazil World Cup in 2014, the players received bonuses of Ksh 35m each.

Clearing the group stage in Qatar will earn each player Ksh 5.8m while a spot in the last eight will net them 100,000 each.

Germany, desperate to make amends for their dismal 2018 performance, have been drawn in Group E along with Spain, Costa Rica and Japan.

The tournament starts on Nov. 20 and Germany open their campaign against Japan on Nov. 23.

A semi-final spot is worth Ksh 17.6m each, while winning third-place would earn Germany's players Ksh 23.5m each.

Losing in the final would be rewarded with a Ksh 29.4 m bonus.

"We had intense discussions in a good and constructive atmosphere," said DFB President Bernd Neuendorf following a meeting with team representatives Manuel Neuer, Thomas Mueller, Joshua Kimmich and Ilkay Guendogan.

"At the end of the day we have found an acceptable solution for everyone."