Wife of Portugal goalkeeper, Rui Patricio, who is a sex therapist has urged her husband and his teammates to masturbate to help them win the World Cup
Vera Ribeiro believes the European champions will have a better chance of winning a first World Cup title if they practice a little self-love.
Many athletes believe that having sex before kick-off can make them lose their edge on the pitch.
The psychologist, who specialises in sex, however stated that players who give themselves a hand will be more relaxed and less stressed than those who abstain.
She told Portuguese TV: “The football player should not abstain from having sex before games, but we also know that in terms of routine they are not in contact with families either.
“We cannot associate sports performance with the occurrenc of sex.”