The German Football Association has agreed to pay it players €350,000 each if they successfully defend their world cup title next year in Russia.
In a meeting between the Football Association and the players delegation led by Bayern Munich and national team Captain, Manuel Neuer, an agreement was reached to pay the players €350,000 for the world cup title, €200,000 for second place, €150,000 for third place, €125,000 for fourth place and €75,000 if they crash out in the quarter finals stage. Should they fail to make it to the Quarter-Final stage, the players will not get any monies.
The Joachim Low-led team won their fourth World Cup title in Brazil in 2014 after a 1-0 defeat of Argentina at the Maracana Stadium and as reward, the players were paid €300,000 for the victory.
Bolstered by a new generation of players and a successful Confederation Cup campaign earlier this year despite fielding second-string players, the Die Mannschaft will be hoping to win their fifth world cup title in Russia in 2018.
If they manage to defend the title, they would become the first team to do so since Brazil in 1962.