Spain boss: Sex is fine during WC, orgies not ideal

Spain coach Luis Enrique with his players after thumping Costa Rica
Spain coach Luis Enrique with his players after thumping Costa Rica

After claiming their biggest-ever win at a FIFA World Cup on Wednesday, Spain manager Luis Enrique has revealed he has no problem with players having sex during the tournament, although orgies are "not ideal".

La Furia Roja cruised to an emphatic 7-0 win over Costa Rica in their opening match on Wednesday. The victory was the competition's biggest since Portugal beat Korea DPR by the same scoreline at Cape Town Stadium during the 2010 World Cup. 

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A number of Spain's players impressed as their were six different scorers, including Dani Olmo, Gavi and Ferran Torres, who scored a brace.

The side also dominated the game with a staggering 82% possession of the ball, and also prevented the Central American nation from registering a single shot on target.

Manager Luis Enrique promised to keep Spanish fans updated via a Twitch stream throughout the tournament, and it was during his latest broadcast that he made some candid claims about sex in his national team

According to the Daily Mail, when asked during a Q&A if he conforms to the theory that players should not have sex during a tournament, he responded: "It's ridiculous [to ban it]. It's something I consider totally normal.

"If you're at an orgy the night before a match then obviously that's not ideal, but when I'm a club coach the players are at home the night before a game and it's not something that worries me at all.

"If it's something they do, then it's because they need to and want to.

"But I repeat, with common sense! Each one with their partner.

"It's normal. When I was a player, if I was at home before a game with my wife, well, we did what we had to do."

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Having spent the entirety of his playing career in Spain representing the likes of Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, the 52-year-old tactician also revealed he wishes he could have played in England.

"England definitely. The Italian league was very strong in my era but playing in England would have helped me with my level of English and I would have been able to experience the more physical, more intense football that they have there, and experience a different culture," Enrique added.

The 2010 world champions take on 2014 winners Germany on Sunday, the fifth time the two teams will be meeting in the competition. Die Mannschaft hold a slight advantage in that regard as they won two of their previous meetings, while Spain only won one and the other game ended in a draw.

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