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England players will get an 'eye-watering' figure if they win the World Cup

Dominic Smithers

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England players will get an 'eye-watering' figure if they win the World Cup

England players stand to make an absolute fortune if they bring home the World Cup.

The Three Lions are set to go head to head with Senegal in their round of 16 match in Qatar tonight (4 December), with qualification to the quarter finals on the line.

And while, given our record in the past, winning the tournament is still a long way off yet, the financial incentive for Harry and the lads to go all the way is definitely there.

England players stand to make a fortune if they're victorious in Qatar. Credit: PA Images/Alamy
England players stand to make a fortune if they're victorious in Qatar. Credit: PA Images/Alamy

According to reports, the squad is in line to make around £500,000 if they are victorious.

Now, as I said, we've not had the best of luck in the past, with our last World Cup win way back in 1966, but you've got the believe, right?

The FA is understood to have put aside a colossal £13 million for the squad, should they bring it home.

All in, this represents a pretty sharp increase on the £215,000 they would have received if they'd won the World Cup in Russia back in 2018.

And Gaz isn't left out of the financial windfall either, with the manager said to receive a £3m bonus as well, on top of his £6m a year contract.

Last summer, the England Women's team were awarded £55,000 each while their coach Sarina Wiegman received a £200,000 bonus after they won the European Championship.

LADbible has contacted the FA for a comment.

One man who is looking forward to England doing well in the tournament is heavyweight boxing champ Tyson Fury.

The 34-year-old said last week that he planned on heading out to Qatar to cheer on his country in the quarter final and has vowed to defy the booze ban by bringing alcohol into the stadium.

He said he'll get 'messy again' in Qatar for a potential quarter final clash against France or Poland, saying the alcohol ban at Qatar's eight World Cup stadiums was 'no bother' for him.

Tyson Fury is confident of an England win. Credit: PA Images/Alamy
Tyson Fury is confident of an England win. Credit: PA Images/Alamy

Speaking to The Sun, he said: "I’ll put it up my top. Who’s going to stop me?

"I’m not an alcoholic, I’m just a devil for the drink."

He went on to say that he was planning a 'wild lads holiday' without his wife Paris and their six children.

Adding: "I’m 100 percent going to get messy with the fans. I’m known for that.

"I’m going to sneak a few cases in my suitcase.

"They can have anything they want — whatever gets them going."

England v Senegal is on ITV at 7pm tonight.

Featured Image Credit: PRESSINPHOTO SPORTS AGENCY/Moritz Müller/Alamy

Topics: Sport, Football, World Cup, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford

Dominic Smithers
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