Fiji Time: 11:30 AM on Saturday 29 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Socceroos face pay cut

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

SYDNEY - The Socceroos could be facing a pay cut next year with Football Federation Australia (FFA) boss David Gallop saying the governing body will look to reduce player match fees.

Despite being the lowest-ranked side in the World Cup, the Socceroos will be among the highest earners at the tournament.

The current match fee per player is $6500. That fee combined with prizemoney will mean the squad will share around $2.6million from the tournament — win, lose or draw.

Should they get knocked out after the group stage, each player will pocket up to $150,000 each for less than five hours of football.

In December 2012, the FFA and Socceroos agreed to waive the terms of the current contract for the East Asian Cup qualifiers and also for the tournament in July last year.

With the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) competitions not as lucrative as the FFA had hoped, player match fees were reduced to $4000 per match.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65510.6361
JPY 52.191449.1914
GBP 0.40080.3928
EUR 0.44880.4368
NZD 0.69410.6611
AUD 0.64810.6231
USD 0.49140.4744



Exchange Rate updated on 28th October, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. The chosen one
  2. Rawaca leads the way
  3. Lawyer says no case to answer
  4. SODELPA holds talks
  5. Council disappointed
  6. PM sends message for brighter Fiji
  7. Naiyaravoro, Tamanivalu named in Babas team
  8. Aviation dialogue
  9. Decision on Times case
  10. PM tells students to respect investment

Top Stories this Week

  1. True to an early love Wednesday (26 Oct)
  2. Qiliho attends trial Wednesday (26 Oct)
  3. Death probe Sunday (23 Oct)
  4. Fiji pearls make history Monday (24 Oct)
  5. Fijian 7s surprise Tuesday (25 Oct)
  6. Love conquers all Sunday (23 Oct)
  7. Prepare for the worst, says Kumar Wednesday (26 Oct)
  8. Ro Teimumu frets over leadership Wednesday (26 Oct)
  9. Food runs low Thursday (27 Oct)
  10. NFP calls for public holiday Wednesday (26 Oct)