Scoring manual: Argentina Football red-faced after guide on how to seduce Russian women at World Cup surfaces

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Argentina's Football Federation is trying to contain an embarrassing scandal after it handed out a manual that includes advice on how to seduce Russian women during the World Cup.

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The manual was handed out to journalists, players and coaches during a free course about the Russian language and culture organized by the national federation. It included a section under the title: "What to do to have a chance with a Russian girl."

The advice included lines like: "Make sure you're clean, smell good and dress well." It also said that Russian woman don't like to be seen as objects. "Because Russian women are beautiful many men only want to sleep with them...the advice is to treat the woman in front of you as if she is someone of value," it says.

The AFA said today that the material was included by mistake by the teacher and that it does not reflect the values of the federation or its directives. It also said that it has been removed. Local reports say that the material was taken from a blog about Russian women.

"We express our most sincere apologies to those that were affected by the publication which in no way reflects the thinking of the Argentina Football Association, nor of its president Claudio Tapia or any of its executives," a statement from the AFA said.

Argentina has been at the forefront of a grassroots movement to fight violence against women that has spread worldwide. The manual's advice has triggered criticism from women rights activists and others after it went viral on social media.

The World Cup is being played from June 14-July 15.

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