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All of the teams that banned sex at the World Cup have been eliminated

David Yanofsky
By David Yanofsky

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Of course, so have a lot of the teams that didn’t ban it. So let’s not draw any inferences.


Read more in the complete guide to World Cup sex rules.

Update (July 2): The graphic has been updated to reflect the US team’s elimination.

Correction (July 2): An earlier version of this graphic indicated Belgium’s team policy as unknown. Its coach has prohibited players from having sex during the first three weeks of the tournament (french).

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