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06/09/2010 07:31 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Sex & Alcohol Fueled Brazilian World Cup Victory, Winner Says

While some soccer coaches frown upon sex during the World Cup, one former champion begs to differ. Branco, a member of the Brazil team that won the 1994 World Cup, says that lovemaking contributed to the squad's success.

The fullback tells the Telegraph that his son was conceived during the tournament, and he insists that "sex is good for you. It relieves tension."

Still, the Brazilian champion does not think players should "stuff [their] face until four in the morning or stay in a brothel."

South African star Benni McCarthy was left off the host country's roster, reportedly in part because he brought a woman back to his hotel room. The French and English teams have both been embroiled in their own sex scandals.

Argentinean players have received the OK to have sex during the tournament -- with limits. England, on the other hand, may spy on its own players to make sure they aren't cavorting with female companions.