No sex before games? Brazilian players test club controls

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SummaryConcentracao is sequestering teams before matches and shielding them from temptations such as sex, alcohol.

October when they suspected him of going out on the eve of matches.

Vasco players boycotted the concentracao for several games earlier this season when the club was behind on paying wages, but they have since returned. Vasco were relegated last week.

Only time - and money - will tell if more teams follow the lead of Botafogo, or even if the Botafogo players' stance continues.

Bolivar said he was enjoying having more time with his family but doubted whether many clubs would voluntarily adopt Botafogo's approach.

"Botafogo are pioneers but not every team can do it," he said. "I think the majority of players aren't ready for it. They have friends, they go out, they aren't all responsible. The mentality here is different. I think it will take some time."

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