Tuesday, October 17, 2006

FIFA offers bonuses at China Womens World Cup

The 2007 Women's World Cup football champion will get a $US 1 million bonus. FIFA said overnight it will give away $US 6 million in bonuses to the 16 teams at next year's tournament in China, which ends on 30 September. The runner-up will receive $US 800,000, while the third to 16th placed teams will earn bonuses of between $US 650,000 and $US 200,000. FIFA also said defending champion Germany and host China will be seeded in separate groups. The governing body's rankings will be used to decide the other seeds.

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