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    A wife of a Portuguese footballer reportedly claimed that athletes should employ "manual" stress relief during the 2018 World Cup in order to increase their chance of victory.

    Dr. Vera Ribeiro, a sex therapist and wife of the Portuguese national football team goalkeeper Rui Patricio, recently declared that instead of abstaining from sex, footballers should practice masturbation to improve their performance at the 2018 World Cup, according to The Sun.

    In her book titled "Manual of Seduction," Ribeiro argues that the players would be able to better cope with stress and anxiety by masturbating, adding that, contrary to the popular belief that sexual relief before a sports event may negatively affect an athlete's performance, as "nothing positive can come from abstinence."

    "[Football players] should not abstain from having sex before games, but we also know that in terms of routine they are not in contact with [their] families either. We cannot associate sports performance with the occurrence of sex," Ribeiro reportedly saidshould not abstain from having sex before games, but we also know that in terms of routine they are not in contact with [their] families either. We cannot associate sports performance with the occurrence of sex," Ribeiro reportedly said.

    Earlier, the Brazilian national football team's doctor, Rodrigo Lasmar, announced that his players' sex life would be tracked during the World Cup.

    "Sex is something natural. Our team consists of young players in excellent health, and it’s highly natural to use the opportunity to ease pressure and relax. This is no problem at all," Lasmar said.

    READ MORE: Brazilian Footballers Will Have Timetabled Sex During World Cup 2018 — Reports

    The 2018 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to kick off on June 14. The tournament’s matches will be hosted in 11 Russian cities, including Moscow, Rostov-on-Don, Kaliningrad, Sochi and Kazan.

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