#Brazil2014: Greece Players Turn Down Bonuses

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The Greece national team players have rejected their playing bonuses and have asked that it be used to build a new team training centre.

The squad detailed their request in a signed letter to the Greek Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, on Sunday after qualifying for the last 16 of the tournament in Brazil for the first time in their history.

‘We do not want extra bonus, or money. We only play for Greece and its people,’ Greek media reported the players as writing.

‘All we want is for you to support our effort to find a land and create a sports center that will house our National team.’

The team’s commendable request comes after Cameroon and Ghana were embroiled in rows over their World Cup bonuses recently – with the Ghana FA having to send $3m (£1.8million) to Brazil to resolve the issue.

Greece will be hoping to make it to the quarter-finals of the World Cup when they play Costa Rica in the last 16 in Recife.



Quo non Ascendam. Writer. E-mail: wana@360nobs.com

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