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Socceroos face pay cut

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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.








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