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Unusual requests abound for teams at the World Cup

Updated: May 31, 2010, 2:26 PM ET
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- When it comes to winning the World Cup, there is no limit to the length a team will go to help its chances of achieving soccer immortality.

As teams begin to arrive in South Africa this week, that reality is becoming more and more evident. England's players will wear oxygen masks in their hotel rooms to prepare for playing at elevation. Brazil manager Dunga has banned his players from having sex on game days.

And then there is Argentina manager Diego ...

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