Mexico Coach Miguel Herrera Bans Players from Alcohol, Sex During World Cup

Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterMay 21, 2014

Mexican soccer team coach Miguel Herrera announces the roster of his 23-player squad for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil, at a press conference in Mexico City, Friday, May 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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Mexico coach Miguel Herrera will be hoping that the absence of certain extracurricular activities during the World Cup will not have the same effect on his players as they did on Homer Simpson

Herrera announced that he's banning members of El Tri from consuming alcohol or partaking in any sexual activities. 

"If a player cannot endure a month or 20 days without having intercourse, then you are not prepared to be a professional," Herrera told Mexican newspaper Reforma (via Yahoo!). "Let's play a World Cup, we're not going to a party." 

It's a stark contrast from Brazilian coach Luiz Felipe Scolari's thoughts, who is allowing his players to have sex, so long as it's in a nonacrobatic manner

[Yahoo]