Winning a World Cup is every players’ dream. It’s a moment of reckoning for a player when they lift the FIFA World Cup trophy with their national side. You don’t need any other motivation to win the World Cup, but Spain national side has got extra motivation in financial bonus. Spain Football Association (Selección Española de Fútbol) has decided to offer each player €800,000 if they win the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.
Marca reports, “Spain players will earn 800,000 euros each if they win the World Cup with the bonuses for the tournament having been agreed, although still not rubber stamped due to the state of flux at the federation.”
— Selección Española de Fútbol (@SeFutbol) March 28, 2018
The Spanish news outlet also adds, “Normally after the final round of friendlies the bonuses are finalized and this time it will take place after the elections. While it is sizeable amount to payout, the federation would make 35 million dollars from being victorious in Russia and also the impact of being champions over four years is also considerable.”
Spain has already shown their mettle in 6-1 friendly win over Argentina and the 1-1 draw against Germany. And the topping on that financial motivation came in nick of time. It will necessarily give individual players extra motivation to perform when the group cohesiveness will lack the strength to go forward.
Spain is one of the favorites to win the tournament in Russia. And the players’ financial reward will certainly add to their motivation of winning the prestigious trophy.