Rudiger, Havertz & Germany’s World Cup bonuses revealed

Karan Tejwani
Karan Tejwani 26 Sep 2022 08:15 BST 3 min read
Hansi Flick and Leroy Sane, Germany, World Cup 2022 qualifier

The World Cup is around the corner and national teams are in their final phases of preparation ahead of squad selections and administrative affairs before flying out to Qatar for the winter’s tournament.

One of the more interesting points is the bonuses national federations offer for tournament performances, and Germany’s offerings for the World Cup have been revealed.

Die Mannschaft may not be in the best form, but they are still feeling confident ahead of the World Cup, eager to amend the wrongs from 2018.

In the previous World Cup, they exited the tournament in the group stage following losses against Mexico and South Korea, failing to defend their title from 2014.

World Cup bonuses raised for Germany

German players will receive €400,000 each this year if they go all the way in Qatar, with the country’s football association announcing on Sunday, having had discussions earlier in the week.

This is up from €350,000 from the previous World Cup, which itself was an upgrade from €300,000 from 2014, which the side ended up winning in Brazil.

Going through the group stage in Qatar will earn each player €50,000 while a spot in the quarter-finals of the tournament will net them €100,000 per player.

"We had intense discussions in a good and constructive atmosphere. At the end of the day we have found an acceptable solution for everyone," DFB President Bernd Neuendorf said.

The German leadership group consisted of Manuel Neuer, the national team captain, as well as Thomas Muller, Joshua Kimmich and Ilkay Gundogan.

In the German side, players such as Kai Havertz and Antonio Rudiger are expected to be present having done well under Hansi Flick in recent times, and they are hopeful of going far in the tournament.

Germany open their campaign against Japan on 23 November, before facing Spain and Costa Rica in their group in later days as they look to make a big impact in Flick’s first tournament as head coach.