For many years there has been an argument in sports circles regarding the partaking in sexual activity prior to and leading up to a game, match or prize fight. I mean even in the movie Rocky 1 the Italian Stallion had to say Yo Adrian no fooling around the night before he met Apollo Creed in the square circle.
Word has come out of the Ukraine soccer camp that coach Oleg Blokhin has decided to use the promise of sex for his players if they reach the semi finals. Ukraine, playing in their first World Cup finals, have been drawn in Group H, along with Spain, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia!
My take on this is that if Ukraine stuns the soccer world by getting that far, why you would give the boys a reward, rather then hold off until they win the grand prize. Most coaches think that depriving players of their personal freedom gives them a soldier mentality and keeps that eye of the tiger mentality.
The World Cup kicks off on June 9.
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