Liverpool stars Fernando Torres and Pepe Reina are on £500,000-a-man with Spain to win the World Cup tonight.
Spain are on £500,000 a man to lift the World Cup – almost double what each Holland player will earn for lifting the trophy tonight.
Captain Iker Casillas and vice-captains Xavi and Carles Puyol met Spanish FA officials before the tournament to hammer out a bonus system for success. And although it will cost £11.5million if Spain become world champions, that figure is dwarfed by the cash that will come flooding in from prestigious friendlies around the world over the course of the next four years. Spain’s players earned £300,000 each when they became European champions in Austria two years ago.