Luiz Felipe Scolari Allows Brazil Players to Have Non-Acrobatic Sex at World Cup

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterApril 8, 2014

Luiz Felipe Scolari, the coach of the Brazilian national soccer team, gestures as he arrives for the Champions League quarterfinal first leg soccer match between PSG and Chelsea, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Christophe Ena

Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has laid down the law to his squad on sex during the 2014 World Cup, allowing "normal" relations, but forbidding anything (in his words) "acrobatic."

The mere presence of wives and girlfriends at major tournaments is a perennial talking point. England fans will still remember the reaction to their WAGs' presence in Baden-Baden during the 2006 World Cup, which was labelled by the British press at the time as a "circus."

The pressure on Brazil to succeed on home soil could scarcely be more intense, and Scolari, who masterminded their last World Cup win in 2002, was asked at a press conference in Portugal what his view was on sex during the tournament.

Scolari replied, in quotes picked up by AFP Brazil and translated by Fox Soccer among others:

The players can have normal sex during the World Cup. Usually normal sex is done in balanced way, but there are certain forms, certain ways and others who do acrobatics. And that, no.

We will put limits and survey the players.

Presumably he means "survey" in the sense of watching over the players, rather than taking a survey—which given Scolari's concerns, might throw up some interesting results.