Contest winner chooses to meet Neymar over $10,000 cash prize

Fan picks Neymar over prize money
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A 16-year-old schoolgirl chooses to meet Neymar in person instead of scooping $10,000 in cash after winning a competition.

A female contest winner has opted to meet Barcelona and Brazil star Neymar, despite being offered a $10,000 cash prize instead.

Schoolgirl Rhiannon Conelley won the competition, which was sponsored by a Brazilian drinks company, by sending a picture of herself doing football tricks during the World Cup while wearing a Neymar football shirt.

Rhiannon told El Paso Times: "I just wanted to meet Neymar, I thought that was more important than the $10,000. Everyone disagrees with that, but I'm sticking to my guns.

"I'll ask him if he wants to marry me. I don't want to scare him too much. I don't want him to call security to kick me out."

The 16-year-old will meet the Barcelona star in Spain with her mother.

Filipe Luis of Atletico de Madrid looks on during the Spanish Super Cup second leg match between FC Barcelona and Atletico de Madrid at Nou Camp on August 28, 2013
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