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Volume 6 No. 217
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German National Football Team Players Could Earn Up To $260,000 In Bonuses

Each player of the German national football team "could earn up to €200,000 ($260,000) in bonuses if the team successfully qualifies for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil," according to the DPA. The German Football Federation (DFB) "agreed to pay a victory bonus of €20,000 ($26,000) per qualification game after talks with the national team's player council," which is led by team captain Philipp Lahm. The national team plays a total of 10 qualification games. Each nominated player "will receive the bonus payments, not only the ones who actually appear on the pitch" (DPA, 10/9).