Anelka and Henry stand firm on World Cup bonuses

Nicolas Anelka and Thierry Henry are the only players from the France squad that have yet to agree to relinquish their World Cup bonuses.

Their teammates have all signed a document from the French federation (FFF) stipulating that the players will forego the bonuses totaling around R27-million.

Communications director Francois Manardo told the Associated Press on Tuesday that the FFF have not heard from Anelka or Henry and do not know “whether they will sign”.

The Liberation newspaper claimed that Anelka was refusing to sign after being suspended for 18 games following his clash with former coach Raymond Domenech at the global showpiece.

The report said Henry doesn’t want to give up his bonuses to show his discontent at being used as a substitute in South Africa. —

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