Players of the German national team will reportedly take home a staggering €400K or SGD 553K for every win that they are able to achieve at the World Cup. Germany and England’s recent form in the UEFA indicates how they need to up their game ahead of the Qatar World Cup. All these and more on today’s latest news.
A huge incentive for Germany
The German Football Association has announced that the 2022 FIFA World Cup champions will get a whopping €400,000 (SGD 553,000) in player compensation.
To get the nearly half a million-dollar incentive, the German Football Association’s leadership negotiated with the team’s representatives, which included Ilkay Guendogan, Joshua Kimmich, Thomas Mueller, and Manuel Neuer.
In 2018, the winner received a bonus of €350,000 (about SGD 480,000). Bonuses of €300,000 (about SGD 415,000) were given to each German player when their team won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The four-time defending champions, Germany, are eager to redeem themselves after a disappointing showing in the 2018 World Cup, where they were eliminated in the group round. We’ll have to wait and see how things would turn out this time by catching a World Cup 2022 livestream.
Die Mannschaft will compete in Group E alongside previous tournament champions Spain, 2014’s World Cup surprise team Costa Rica, and Asia’s superpower Japan.
England earned a draw against Germany
England’s World Cup run will begin without a victory after a six-game winless streak, but the Three Lions rallied from two goals down to earn a 3-3 draw against Germany on Monday, relieving some burden on manager Gareth Southgate.
After Southgate’s gamble on Harry Maguire resulted in two early second-half German goals, the Three Lions were already doomed to relegation from the Nations League’s elite division. Although Erik ten Hag benched Maguire during his time as Manchester United manager, the England manager has publicly defended his decision.
Maguire gave the ball to Jamal Musiala, then he tripped up the Bayern Munich midfielder and Ilkay Gundogan scored the opening goal from the penalty spot.
After Maguire was sent off in German territory, Kai Havertz curled a fantastic shot into the top corner. Throughout England’s first five Group A3 games, they were scoreless from open play.
After conceding twice in as many minutes, the mood at Wembley shifted, and Southgate’s status was called into question as the team prepared to go to Qatar.
Despite his lack of playing time at Manchester United, Luke Shaw was also reinserted into the starting lineup. Shaw’s volleyed goal at the back post signaled the beginning of United’s comeback. A few minutes later, Southgate’s substitutes Bukayo Saka and Mason Mount worked together to score a goal with a curling shot.
Football giants Germany and England looking for improved performances prior to the Qatar World Cup
Although traditionally strong in football, both Germany and England have been struggling as of late. Both teams’ weaknesses have been highlighted as the UEFA Nations League continues, revealing startling statistics in advance of the World Cup.
Checking the current World Cup betting odds 2022 for England and Germany, they’re odds are at 6.50 and 10, respectively. They have combined to win only once in their last ten matches. Germany claimed victory over Italy in the UEFA Nations League, 1-0.
Germany’s recent record is 3 draws, 1 win, and 1 loss in 5 matches. The team led by Gareth Southgate has a 2-2 record. The 4-0 defeat by Hungary in England was one of such defeats.
England came back from a 2-0 deficit to win the Nation’s League game against Germany, but the 2 goals were the team’s first from open play in 6 games.
With only eight weeks till the WorldCup22 kicks off. Both England and Germany are looking to see substantial improvements in their play.
Germany has finished either first or second in the competition four times. On the contrary, England has won the event once, and that was their only trip to the finals. The two teams are among the top 6 favorite teams to win the Qatar World Cup.
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