FIFA World Cup: Greece turns down bonus, uses cash for training centre

Athens: Greece's World Cup players have turned down their World Cup bonus and called for the money to be used to build a national training centre in the cash-strapped country, reports said yesterday.

Theofanis Gekas
Greece's Theofanis Gekas (centre) is consoled by teammates. Pic/Getty Images.

The team wrote to Greek PM Antonis Samaras saying they did not want the promised bonus.

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“We do not want the extra bonus. We only play for Greece and its people,” their letter was quoted as saying. “But we ask you to support our effort to find a land plot in order to create the training center that will house our National team.”

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