England’s World Cup football squad have been hit with a sex ban by manager Fabio Capello to maximise their chances of success.
According to the Guardian newspaper, the no-nonsense Italian has said that players will have limited access to their wives and girlfriends during the tournament.
They will only be allowed to spend time with their loved ones for one day after each game, although these restrictions could get tougher should England progress through to the later stages.
So will the sex ban work? Will our boys have more chance of bringing home the trophy if they go without nookie?
Dr Ian Shrier, a former president of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine, told the Times that the theory could hold some weight.
“The longstanding myth that athletes should practice abstinence before important competitions may stem from the theory that sexual frustration leads to increased aggression and that the act of ejaculation draws testosterone from the body,” he explained.