FFF reveal bonus structure

  • Last Updated: September 7 2012, 15:13 BST

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

France: No bonus for World Cup failure

Les Bleus begin their qualifying campaign in Finland on Friday night, with Belarus, Georgia and reigning world and European champions Spain also standing in their 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% of FIFA's prize money for reaching the tournament, with the same arrangement in place for each further round to which they progress.

But no money will automatically be paid out for qualifiers should they fail to secure their place, nor for any friendlies played in the meantime - though to compensate, image rights payments will be increased from 10,000 euros (£8,000) per match to 15,000 (£12,000).

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% of the amount paid by FIFA - and the same during the competition, 30% 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."