Mexico’s coach tells players: No sex, alcohol at World Cup

Miguel Herrera has banned his team from drinking alcohol, having sex during the World Cup.
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Miguel Herrera, the fiery coach of Mexico’s World Cup team, is known as a player’s manager. But that is about to change after Herrera banned his team from having sex or using alcohol during this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.

“If a player cannot endure a month or 20 days without having intercourse, then you are not prepared to be a professional,” Herrera told the Mexican newspaper Reforma. “We’re not going to a party.”

Brazilian Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari took a slightly different approach. He said he doesn’t mind if his players score off the field as long as they keep it simple.

“The players can have normal sex during the World Cup,” Scolari told reporters. “Usually normal sex is done in a balanced way. But some like to perform acrobatics. We will put limits and survey the players.”


Good luck with that Luiz. Let us know how it goes.

Meanwhile Mexico, which needed to win a two-leg playoff with New Zealand just to qualify for the tournament, is a long shot to make it past the round of 16. And there may not be a lot of grieving from the teetotaling players when the the team is eliminated.

In fact, some may wind up drinking a toast to that.