Players in the Swiss national football team are in line for a SFr10,000 ($8,600) bonus for each point they win during the World Cup in South Africa.This content was published on May 26, 2010 - 09:44
If they reach the final 16, they will get SFr45,000, the Swiss Football Association has announced.
Coach Ottmar Hitzfeld will get similar payouts, officials said on the first day of the team’s training camp in the mountain resort of Crans-Montana on Tuesday.
Swiss players have already been paid for qualifying for the tournament, with a maximum of SFr120,000 per team member.
During the last World Cup in 2006, the team did not earn so much during the group phase of the competition. But SFr75,000 was earmarked for reaching the final 16.
Bonuses have been agreed for further successes – from the quarterfinals onwards. But these will only be communicated in the event of qualifying.
The World Cup starts on June 11. Switzerland will play its first game against Spain on June 16.
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