England football players to get 400,000 pounds each for winning World Cup

      The England football team players will get four lakh pounds each as bonus if they win the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Talks are ongoing between the players and the Football Association about bonuses for next summer's tournament in South Africa. But the governing body has indicated they are willing to shell out 5.5 million pounds if the Three Lions are successful. Bobby Moore and his 1966 winners got 1,000 pounds each for lifting the trophy at Wembley, The Sun reported. The 23-man squad which takes part in the finals will split the bonus on a pro-rata basis depending on how many games each plays. That means that the core of the team could easily see their share rise to nearer 400,000 pounds. The sum on offer to the stars is still small change compared to the windfall of up to 60 million pounds, which the Football Association could earn should the team go all the way.

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