Long tournaments usually mean equally long periods of abstinence and self-denial for players, as most coaches ban sex and other off-the-field pleasures to get their teams focused exclusively on soccer. Former England manager Fabio Capello went as far as to install cameras in the team hotel to spy on his players during the 2010 World Cup. Joachim Low is no Fabio Capello. Hes quite the opposite, in fact. The German manager is taking a decidedly more liberal approach to Euro 2012, allowing his team to enjoy sex, alcohol and even cigarettes in moderation.

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