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No sex please, we are busy watching Germany in final


Most Germans would prefer watching their team contesting the World Cup final to having sex with their partners, a survey revealed on Thursday.

Should Joachim Loew’s side reach the final in Johannesburg on July 11, a potential night of passion would be shown the red card by most Germans in favor of the chance to see their team in action on television.

In a survey for Reader’s Digest magazine, only 5 percent of those questioned would prefer a night between the sheets with their loved one to watching Germany contest the World Cup final.


Only an emergency would stop 52 percent watching the final live, while a fifth of all those surveyed said not even that excuse would prevent them being glued to the television should Germany reach the final.

However, 38 percent of those questioned said they were not interested in soccer.

Germany’s success on the field can turn up the heat in the nation’s bedrooms, however, there were a flood of new-born babies nine months after the national side finished third at the World Cup four years ago.


Meanwhile, Argentina players have been told: On non-match days with regular partners and no champagne.

The Argentina squad at the World Cup have received a conditional green light to have sex during the tournament.

Team doctor Donato Villami, speaking to Radio Del Plata, said: “The players will be able to have sex during the World Cup in South Africa, but with regular partners and without champagne or other drinks.”

“Sex is part of everybody’s social life and it’s not a problem in itself,” he said. “Problems arise with the excesses — all the extras, a non-regular partner or in hours reserved for rest.”

Argentina will play Nigeria in their first Group B match on June 12, with matches against Greece and South Korea to follow.

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