The World Cup teams that weren’t allowed to score off the field weren’t able to score on the field either.
Writing for TheGuardian.com, sex researcher Terri Fisher points out all the teams known to have banned sex during the tournament are gone.
“But all the teams with public anti-sex policies at the World Cup have been knocked out. Much of whatever coaches think they know about the relationship between sexual release and athletic performance, however, is myth. What little actual scientific research has been done suggests that sexual activity the night before a game may be helpful if it results in relaxation and a good night’s sleep, but there has been far too little research. Indeed, there is no evidence whatsoever that being in a sexually deprived state will help athletic performance.’
For the record, team USA was allowed to have as much sex as they desired at the 2014 World Cup.
“We’re very casual in the way we approach things, families can come pretty much anytime, they’ll be at games, they can come by hotels and we’ll have BBQ’s together,” U.S. soccer coach Juergen Klinsmann told Fusion’s “The Soccer Gods.”
Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile and Mexico all had banned players from having sex, according to Quartz.
People in Brazil using the dating app Tinder are doing just fine though. The app maker confirmed 50 percent more time is being spent on Tinder since the World Cup began.