Serbia players ‘offered €1m bonus to overcome the odds in Portugal and beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Co in World Cup decider after the Serbian FA brokered deal with government’
Serbia’s players have reportedly been offered a €1million to beat Portugal in their World Cup showdown on Sunday.
The Group A rivals are level on points with Portugal ahead of Serbia on goal difference and Cristiano Ronaldo and Co know that a draw in Lisbon will be enough to book their place in Qatar next winter.
But according to Cabine Desportiva, the Serbian squad were made aware on their flight to Portugal that they will be rewarded with a €1million bonus if they can cause a famous upset.
Portugal just need a draw against Serbia on Sunday to book their place in Qatar next winter
It is claimed that the president of the Serbian FA brokered the deal with the country’s government.
Cristiano Ronaldo will be keen to get one over the Serbs after a controversial 2-2 draw when the sides met in Belgrade in March.
The Portugal captain thought he had netted a last minute winner for his side that night, but the linesman ruled that the ball had not crossed the line and there was no goalline technology to award the goal.
Furious after receiving a booking for his complaints, Ronaldo threw his captain’s armband onto the turf at full time.
Cristiano Ronaldo was left furious after being denied what looked like a clear goal in Serbia
Ronaldo was so enraged by the decision that he took off his captain’s armband and threw it