Russian football team getting $20 million for making it to round of 16
The Russian national team won two opening matches with a total score of 8:1, which is an unprecedented success for any country that has hosted the World Cup.
The players and the coaching staff of the Russian team will reportedly get bonuses for the successful performance at the championship. According to the Staraya Ploshchad Telegram Channel, the players got $6 million for their victory over Saudi Arabia and another 2 million were paid to the coaching and technical staff.
After the victory over the Egyptian national team, which got Cherchesov’s team to the knockout stage when the Saudis got defeated by Uruguay, the team players are entitled to 9 million dollars, while the coaches and other members of the team will get 3 million dollars.
Insiders say that the positive outcome of the match against the Uruguayan team will not bring any profit to the footballers, while the Russian team will receive $15 million if it wins the Final 16 match. Rewards in case of a success in the quarterfinals have not yet been announced.
The Russian national team won two opening games with a total score of 8:1, which is an unprecedented success for any country that has hosted the World Cup. Besides, Cherchesov’s team remains the most productive one since it has already made it to the knockout stage, unlike the other teams.
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