No beef and no sex for Mexico's World Cup footballers
Mexico's World Cup-bound footballers must be feeling pretty bummed out right now.
El Tricolor coach Miguel Herrera has banned his players from having sex during the World Cup as well as eating beef as they prepare for the month-long tournament in Brazil.
Herrera fears that his men might test positive for banned substances by eating contaminated portions of the red meat.
In 2011, five of Mexico's squad for the Concacaf Gold Cup tested positive for clenbuterol, an illegal stimulant that is sometimes mixed into cattle feed to produce leaner meat.
Although they were later absolved of blame, Herrera isn't taking any chances.
"Given what happened, we have decided we will not eat red meat," said Herrera.
"Here there's very good cooking, we have a spectacular chef and eat all kinds of meat, except beef.
"'We've also been telling the players for the last month and a half not to eat beef and they've paid heed."
Herrera has also told his players that they will be in Brazil for the football, not to party.
He announced the ban on sex in an interview with Mexican paper Reforma, saying: "If a player can not endure a month or 20 days without having intercourse, then you are not prepared to be a professional.
"Let’s play a World Cup, we’re not going to a party."
Sources: Reuters, Mail Online