"Step away from the girlfriend!!" (Image: Reuters)
Mexico national team manager Miguel Herrera has ‘laid’ down the law: No sex at this summer’s World Cup for his players.
"If a player can not endure a month or 20 days without having intercourse, then you are not prepared to be a professional," Herrera told Mexican newspaper Reforma.
A whole month of no sex? Herrera might be a little too optimistic of his team’s chances, but in order for El Tri to perform at their best, he’s leaving nothing to chance. Drinking alcohol has also been forbidden, logically.
"Let’s play a World Cup, we’re not going to a party," Herrera said.
Herrera isn’t the first World Cup coach to set limits in the bedroom. Last month, Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari’s told his players that normal sex will be allowed, but not acrobatic sex.
For those wondering, yes, Brazil and Mexico play each other in Group A. The testosterone on display on June 17 will be off the charts.
UPDATE: Herrera has prohibited his players from eating beef as well, so add that to the list of banned pleasures.