FFF reveals revised bonus structure

France's players will receive no bonus payments at all if they fail to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the French Football Federation has revealed.

France began its qualifying campaign with a narrow 1-0 win in Finland, with Belarus, Georgia and reigning world and European champion Spain also standing in its way in Group I.

And as part of his commitment to transparency, FFF president Noel Le Graet has revealed the revised bonus structure which will govern the national team for the two years up to and including the tournament in Brazil.

The players involved in qualifying will share 30 per cent of FIFA's prize money for reaching the tournament, with the same arrangement in place for each further round to which France progresses.

But no money will automatically be paid out for qualifiers should it fail to secure its place, nor for any friendlies played in the meantime - though to compensate, image rights payments will be increased from 10,000 euros ($12,341) per match to 15,000 ($18,512).

Explaining his decision to make the numbers public, Le Graet told L'Equipe: "I think this is the right attitude. This is a topic of interest.

"If we get there, the players who participated in the qualifying receive 30 per cent of the amount paid by FIFA - and the same during the competition, 30 per cent of the amount paid by FIFA in case of qualification for the quarter-finals, and so forth."

The new structure is now set in stone until after the World Cup, with Le Graet stressing: "We will not resume talks ahead of Brazil."

Source PRESS ASSOCIATION