Anelka and Henry yet to give up WC bonuses

Published Dec. 21, 2010 2:19 p.m. ET

Nicolas Anelka and Thierry Henry are the only players from the France squad that lost in the first round of the World Cup yet to agree to give up their tournament bonuses.

Their teammates all have signed a document from the French soccer federation stipulating that the players will forgo the bonuses totaling around $4 million.

Communications director Francois Manardo told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the federation has not heard from Anelka or Henry and does 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 World Cup.

The report said Henry is showing his discontent at being used as a substitute in South Africa.