Henry and Anelka will donate World Cup bonuses
Paris: France strikers Thierry Henry and Nicolas Anelka have agreed to give up their World Cup-related bonuses after it was revealed they had yet to do so, French Sports minister Chantal Jouanno said on Wednesday.
"It has been sorted out, they are doing it", Jouanno told reporters as she was leaving a cabinet meeting.
Following their shock first-round exit, the France players who took part in this year`s World Cup in South Africa had agreed to donate their bonuses, an estimated 3 million euros (USD 3.95 million) in sponsorship revenue, to amateur clubs.
The French soccer federation (FFF) told Reuters on Tuesday that Anelka and Henry had not replied to them concerning the matter despite announcing it over a month ago.
Anelka was banned for 18 matches by the FFF for insulting then coach Raymond Domenech during the tournament, causing his team mates` to go on strike.