Monday, 30 June 2014
Admirable! Greece players ask for World Cup bonuses to be used to build new training centre
The Greece players have showed just how admirable they are after rejecting their World Cup bonuses – and instead asking for the money to be used to build a new training centre for the team.
The squad detailed their request in a signed letter to the Greek Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, on Sunday after qualifying for the last 16 of the tournament in Brazil for the first time in their history.
‘We do not want extra bonus, or money. We only play for Greece and its people,’ Greek media reported the players as writing.
‘All we want is for you to support our effort to find a land and create a sports center that will house our National team.’
The team’s commendable request comes after Cameroon and Ghana were embroiled in rows over their World Cup bonuses recently – with the Ghana FA having to send $3m (£1.8million) to Brazil to resolve the issue.
Greece will be hoping to make it to the quarter-finals of the World Cup when they play Costa Rica in the last 16 in Recife.