Team captain Philipp Lahm and the rest of the players quickly agreed to keep the same incentive scheme that was in place for last year's European Championship in Poland and Ukraine, media reported.

The scheme only kicks in after the second round with each player receiving USD 68,000 for reaching the quarterfinals, USD 1,36, 000 for reaching the semifinals and USD 2,04,000 for the final.

(Agencies)

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