Mexico Coach Bans Sex and Alcohol for Players During World Cup

Mexico World Cup Coach Migueal Herrera (Photo by Rebecca Blackwell)

It looks like the members of the Mexican soccer team may have a different kind of experience while visiting Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup than they had originally expected. That’s because their coach, Miguel Herrera, has issued an edict banning all members of the team from sex and alcohol for the duration of the tournament:

“If a player can not endure a month or 20 days without having intercourse, then you are not prepared to be a professional. Let’s play a World Cup, we’re not going to a party.”

That quote comes from an interview with Mexican newspaper Reforma.  But according to articles like this one in the Daily Mail, there’s no word on the consequences of breaking the World Cup ban against sex and alcohol—although presumably anyone on the Mexican team who does so will be kicked off.

At the moment, there doesn’t appear to be any response from players on the team, which means they’ve probably decided to keep their disappointment to themselves for the time being.

Mexico’s first match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup is set for Friday, June 13, against Cameroon in Group A action.





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