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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Soccer Star Must Party

MADRID, Spain -- Romario appeared to be heading for a showdown with Spanish club Valencia when he again defended his exuberant lifestyle.

"Nobody can say anything about my private life," said Romario, a renowned night clubber said Monday. "I am as I am, and cannot change."

Romario, who declared himself unfit for Sunday's league game at Celta Vigo, had courted controversy on Saturday by declaring that he needed a taste of night life to be able to play.

"When I don't go out, I don't score goals," he said.