German Football Association (DFB), on Wednesday, announced that each member of their squad will receive a 350,000 euros (N147,982,168.41) bonus should they win the World Cup title next year in Russia.
The DFB president Reinhard Grindel said;
“For our players, it is a great motivation to become world champions back-to-back for the first time in the history of German football,”
“That would be a title for the eternity and certainly worth a special bonus.
“But you can feel in this team, that the sporting challenge is the main focus and not the economic aspect.”
Team manager Oliver Bierhoff says the performance-based scheme “brings the necessary calm and clarity early on, allowing us to focus on the task before and during the competition.”
If the current champions win their fifth world title, Coach Joachim Löw and his squad stand to get an increase in prize money from the 300,000 euros they each got for winning the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil.
Germany will kick off their 2018 defense against Mexico on June 17 in Moscow having also drawn Sweden and South Korea in Group F.