Greece players ask for new training complex instead of World Cup bonus | inside World Soccer

Greece players have politely turned down their World Cup bonus and asked for the money to be put towards a sports centre for the national team.

Over the past few weeks, the World Cup has been dogged with bonus rows. Cameroon refused to set off to Brazil without their bonus and last week, $3 million had to be shipped to Brazil for the Ghana squad ahead of their game against Portugal.

However, on a positive note now, the Greece team have written to their Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and told him they are not interested in their World Cup bonus.

Instead, they requested that the money to be spent on a new sports centre for the national team so that they can continue to provide better results for their country.

A very brief letter written on June 29, 2014 and signed by all 23 squad members read:

We do not want as extra bonus, or money. We only play for Greece and its people. All we want is for you to support our effort to find a land and create a sports centre that will house our National team.


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