The governing body of Argentinian soccer, the Argentina Football Association, has come under scrutiny after it was reported that the AFA educated players on how to pick up Russian women. A manual that was distributed ahead of the World Cup, which will be held in Russia, included a chapter titled, "What to do to have an opportunity with a Russian woman," according to ESPN.
Furthermore, a Russian language teacher named Eduardo Pennisi delivered a course in Buenos Aires Tuesday to executives, players, coaches, and journalists associated with the World Cup. The manual was reportedly distributed at that event.
The chapter reportedly instructed its readers on how to seduce Russian women. According to reporting from Clarin, the AFA realized its mistake and interrupted the class to collect the manuals. AFA officials reportedly removed those pages and redistributed the manuals.
The manual included advice such as: "Russian ladies like men who take initiative. If you don't have confidence in yourself then you need to practice speaking with many women."
Another entry read: "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. Do no worry. There are many beautiful women in Russia and not all of them are for you. Be selective."
The teacher said that the AFA approved the manual.
"I'm going to investigate why what happened happened and if someone tried to stain all the work we've been doing," the AFA's Alejandro Taraborrelli said, according to La Nacion.
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