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Bolivian soccer club signs president of country as player on team

Bolivia's president Evo Morales played in a game in 2007 on Bolivia's highest peak to protest a ban on high-altitude games imposed by FIFA. (Bloomberg/Getty Images) President Evo Morales played in a game in 2007 on Bolivia's highest peak to protest a FIFA ban on high-altitude games. (Bloomberg/Getty Images)

A Bolivian soccer club has signed on the country's president to play with the team, according to a report on Sunday from the Associated Press. 

The first-division soccer club, Sports Boys, inked President Evo Morales — an avid soccer player — to play approximately 20-30 minutes per match. He will be compensated with the minimum wage, or $213, according to the report. 

The deal was originally announced on Friday by the team's president, Mario Cronenbol. Morales had played in a game in 2007 on Bolivia's highest peak to protest FIFA's ban on high-altitude games. 

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