In an interview with L'Espresso, Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has declared that he will allow his players to bring wives and girlfriends to World Cup 2014 'to avoid temptations'.
Italy booked their place in Brazil with relative ease and the nation's press have been impressed with the Azzurri's renaissance after a post-World Cup 2006 hangover.
In an interview with Italian weekly L'Espresso, Prandelli discussed some of the rules and regulations he will impose on his squad, including a ban on use of social networks.
"It's an important event and it's only right to have certain internal rules that assist concentration," Prandelli explained.
"There are always press conferences for when the players want to talk."
However, while players won't be given a lot of online freedom, they will be allowed to bring their loved ones with them.
"We experimented with this at the Confederations Cup and found that the presence of partners relieved tensions and removed temptations.
"Last June in Brazil several players went out to parties in the red light district. If it had happened to us we'd have been torn to pieces."
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