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Germany's bonuses for World Cup surpasses Ghana's entire budget by $3m

Published on: 18 March 2014
Ghana FA President Kwesi Nyantakyi

Germany's bonuses for World Cup for just their 23 players and technical bench will surpass Ghana's entire budget for the tournament in Brazil in June, the European country has revealed.

The Germany squad will earn bonuses of up to 300,000 Euros each at the 2014 World Cup should they win next summer’s tournament.

This means that with the technical bench of at least seven officials Germany will pay more than $12.5m in bonuses while Ghana has budgeted $9.8 for its entire operations including preparation for the tournament.

This also means that their budget for bonuses will exceed Ghana's total budget for the competition by $3m even if the Black Stars win the trophy.

Ghana released its budget for the team for $9.8 on Monday but it is clear the Black Stars will not be competing on equal terms with its group opponents in terms of the cash to be spent on the team.

However, Joachim Loew’s players will start receiving bonuses once they have made it past the second round, the German Football Association (DFB) has announced.

And should Germany win their fourth World Cup, each squad member will receive a bonus of 300,000 euros, while they will pick up half of that sum if they finish as runners-up.

A bonus of 100,000 euros each is certain for a semifinal appearance and reaching the quarterfinals would be rewarded with 50,000 euros.

The same bonus system was used during Euro 2012, where Germany got knocked out against their ‘bogey’ team Italy in the semifinals.

“Those were the most straightforward talks and the swift agreement is evidence of the mutual trust between association and team,” DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach said in a statement of the talks he held with general secretary Helmut Sandrock and Germany captain Philipp Lahm.

Niersbach added: “With this success-based system, the players clearly agree with the achievement principle.”

This shows that Germany's budget for the competition will be big eventually as other huge costs associated with the team's preparation and participation in the World Cup has not been released.


This article has 11 comment(s), give your comment
  • Vinny says:
    March 18, 2014 12:57 pm
    Why comparing Ghana to Germany, at least they have a very stable economy and can even pay them a million euro each because they can afford it, why would a nation like Ghana spend even that 9.3 million on people running round the field kicking bags of air in this financial state you are in currently, just look how tough things are now in the course and cut your coat according to your size, that's all I can say.
  • Praemonitus, praemunitus says:
    March 18, 2014 01:20 pm
    What silliness!!!! How on earth can you compare Ghana's WC budget with that of Germany? Look at the GNP of both countries, and the disparity between the Annual Budgets of both countries. We should be real.
  • real sabacious says:
    March 18, 2014 01:37 pm
    @bro vinny not just a stable economy but among the top 4 economy in the world. It's kinda annoying sometimes the these journos at gsn do their comparison. Germany can decide to pay each 1mil € and nobody will care.whilst Botswana were paying 300$ for their players during the world cup qualifiers, Ghana were paying it'spplayers 15000$.Cheap journalism! !
  • Ghanaman says:
    March 18, 2014 01:41 pm
    There was some propaganda which indicated that Ghana was collecting the highest bonus in the world cup. As it turns out others are paying more.
  • selfmade says:
    March 18, 2014 01:57 pm
    We should cut our coat according to our size!!! Afterall this money ll end up in fa members pocket! Ghana is not Germany!
  • selfmade says:
    March 18, 2014 02:02 pm
    We have to set up a committee to oversee this WC monies otherwise the fa ll abused it for their own benefits! Every pesewa of this money has to be accounted for and shouldn't joke with this!! We have already been to two WCs but suffice to say that we haven't had any benefits from it in terms of monetary gains to the nation!! How has ghana benefited monetary from the second round and the quarter finals at the two wcs? We spend a lot of tax payers money during each and every WC but the benefits accrued from the WC participation ends up in a few DIRTY POCKETS!! WE LL WATCH U THIS TIME!!
  • Abdul says:
    March 18, 2014 02:32 pm
    sometimes it baffles my mind as regards the kind of people who lead us in Ghana. How on earth can we compare Ghana with Germany? Technically, Ghana is a HPIC middle income country which still gets aid from Germany-a developed country and the fourth best economy in the world. Have we soon forgotten what happened in Nigeria? The budget is still too much!!
  • Socrates says:
    March 18, 2014 03:28 pm
    The German economy is by far more advanced than Ghana's. There's no doubt about that. However, these guys are chasing the same World Cup whether they're from a poorer economy or not. One should not forget that at this stage of the game, every competitor needs a very high motivation. Does anyone has the right to challenge the BS to their greatest success at this World Cup whereas at the same time rewarding the guys like the poorer cousin to their competitors? At least the language here should be toned down to reflect appreciation for the great "sacrifice" the guys are making - for being rewarded less. There's only one World Cup for both poor and rich countries unless we want to start a new World Cup for economies like ours!
  • smh says:
    March 18, 2014 03:31 pm
    Ghana soccernet foo ne gyimiii Ase school koraa u people didn't go.. How da **** u comparing Ghana n germany, fuckin headline Smh
  • ahenkuz says:
    March 18, 2014 03:44 pm
    Cheap propagandists, desperate attempt to compare mangoes to cars. Shame
  • Peewee says:
    March 18, 2014 05:54 pm
    Are you kidding me; comparing Germany to Ghana? Germany has the third biggest economy in the world...there are no ghettos, slums, and poor roads like we have in Ghana. Its just insane to compare the two countries.