Germany players set for World Cup bonus

Germany players will receive a bonus of up to 200,000 euros ($252,500) per man if they qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. A group of senior players, led by captain Michael Ballack, agreed the bonus scheme at a meeting with German Football Association (DFB) officials ahead of Wednesday's friendly against England in Berlin. If Germany qualify as group winners, the DFB said the players would receive 20,000 euros for each nomination to the squad for the 10 qualifiers. If they qualify via a two-legged play-off, the bonus will be 16,500 euros per call-up per man. ($1=.7921 Euro)