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Saturday 25 March 2017

sex, steak and swearing . . .

FOOD

Players are allowed chocolate, ice-cream and dulce de leche, but Maradona knows where to draw the line: "Messi won't be drinking a carton of dulce de leche every day," he said, but the players will be having barbeques occasionally.

SEX

Maradona permits sex with wives and girlfriends during the World Cup. But, in his words: "There's a big difference between sex with a stable partner and having it with prostitutes, with champagne".

Shopping

The players are allowed to splash some cash -- they can go out on their own to his the shops.

Computer games

There is a limit on time spent on consoles. Instead, Maradona organises games and quizzes, in which everyone must participate. There's also a reading room.

Humour

The Argentina press say this is a very happy camp. Maradona is at the centre of everything and provides plenty of laughs.

Messi

Maradona worries about Messi's natural shyness and has done his utmost to make him feel part of the squad. Reports suggest Messi has responded positively, barking orders and swearing on the training ground.

Irish Independent

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