No Sex Till It’s Over, Coach Asks

<i> Associated Press</i>

The coach of Italy’s national soccer team has asked his players not to engage in sex until the World Cup tournament ends July 8.

Azeglio Vicini said Monday that this weekend will be the last at liberty for the players before a long period of “seclusion.”

“Chastity of players prior and during a major competition has been a long-debated but unsolved problem,” Vicini said.

For entertainment, he said, the players will have videotapes and a few excursions out of the training center--under the watchful eye of Vicini and other team officials.