Football / World Cup: Warning from Advocaat

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The Independent Online
DICK ADVOCAAT, the Dutch coach, said yesterday that a British tabloid's offer to pay the Polish team if they beat his side on Wednesday and help England into the World Cup finals might affect the result.

'It may well have an influence on our opponents,' Advocaat said. 'It is a lot of money after all. But we are relying on our own quality. That must be enough.'

The Daily Mirror offered each member of the Polish team pounds 10,000 if they beat the Netherlands and promised the English team pounds 10,000 for each of the seven goals by which they need to defeat San Marino.