Argentine FA apologize after sexist World Cup manual emerges

Annette Crawford
May 16, 2018

The saucy handbooks - titled "Russian language and culture" - were distributed among each player chosen to represent the South American nation this summer, including team captain and FC Barcelona legend Lionel Messi.

On Tuesday Argentine sport journalists went to an event organized by the AFA to learn some basic Russian words and aspects of their culture ahead of the World Cup.

"The first impression is important to them, so pay attention to your image".

The pages have been torn out earlier than being returned to these current, in accordance with studies.

Recommendation included: "Russian women, like every other lady, pay shut consideration as to whether you're clear, scent good and are nicely dressed".

Pennisi told Clarin that he indeed took that particular section from the Internet because he thought it sounded "interesting" and that the advice also applies to Argentine women who want to meet Russian men.

Do not try to impress the girl in the wrong way.

It continued: 'They like men with initiative. If you don't have it, practise with other women beforehand.

"Because Russian women are lovely, many men just want to take them to bed", another entry stated. It is also important to treat a Russian woman as though she is treasure, so that she feels special.


Russian Playboy model Maria Liman has been accused of having an affair with a wealthy businessman by his jealous wife.

"Don't ask stupid questions about sex", the page read. "For Russians, intercourse is one thing very personal and never mentioned in public". "AFA's manual for "being with girls" in Russian Federation is the most pathetic thing in years".

"Normally, Russian women pay attention to important things, but of course, you will find women who pay attention to material things - on money, if you are attractive, what you tell them".

"But don't worry, there are many handsome women in Russian Federation and not all of them are right for you".

Half method by way of the three-hour assembly, as pictures from the guide appeared on the web. employees reportedly began going around the room eradicating the guides.

On Tuesday, the AFA held a course for players, staff and journalists about what to expect when they travel to Russian Federation.

Dr Pennisi later claimed he had copied the seduction techniques from a blog and said the Argentinian Football Association had been aware of the content of the manual.

He said he has done "nothing bad" and criticised those who had posted the material online "in bad faith".

Following the furore the Argentine Football Association apologised claiming they had not checked the material before authorising its use.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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