Ar­gentina’s team gets con­tro­ver­sial advice

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - SPORT + -

Ar­gentina’s Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion is try­ing to con­tain an em­bar­rass­ing scandal af­ter it handed out a man­ual that in­cluded advice on how to se­duce Rus­sian women dur­ing the World Cup.

The man­ual was handed out to jour­nal­ists, play­ers and coaches dur­ing a free course about the Rus­sian lan­guage and cul­ture or­ga­nized by the na­tional fed­er­a­tion. It in­cluded a sec­tion un­der the ti­tle: “What to do to have a chance with a Rus­sian girl.”

The advice in­cluded lines like: “Make sure you’re clean, smell good and dress well.” The AFA said Wed­nes­day that the ma­te­rial was in­cluded by mis­take by the teacher and that it does not re­flect the val­ues of the fed­er­a­tion or its di­rec­tives.

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