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Sao Paulo Goalkeeper Downplays Importance of Financial Incentives
    2008-12-07 09:26:58     Xinhua

Sao Paulo goalkeeper Rogerio said on Saturday that financial incentives may not necessarily decide the result of a soccer game.

With the last round of the Brazilian soccer championship scheduled for this weekend, a number of clubs are offering bonus for other teams to beat their rivals. For instance, Gremio have offered a prize money of 500,000 U.S. dollars for Goias should they defeat Sao Paulo.

But Rogerio said the incentive scheme is only the stuff that fills the newspapers.

"Personally, I have never seen an athlete play any better simply because he can make more money and get rich quick," he said.

 
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