Socceroos are allowed to take a different kind of shot for goal in Brazil.
Australian coach Ange Postecoglou normally leaves no stone unturned in a bid to get one up on the competition.
But it seems he is willing to look away from his players maybe trying to “throw a leg over” during their stay in Brazil for the World Cup.
Several of the Australian players will be joined by their wives or partners for the World Cup, however, the large youth element to the side means there is more of a chance for them to – meet – the locals.
Staying at the Ilha do Bois hotel, the doors to player’s rooms will be open to partners or one-night partners if they so wish, not that Postecoglou is wanting to think about it too much.
“I don’t really delve too deeply into it, but I’ve never had too many issues on that front where people are saying they need to go out,’’ Postecoglou said.
“We’ve got the hotel exclusively but family and friends will be close by, so we’ll make sure there’s contact between family and friends.
“But those kind of things become pretty secondary for the players themselves,
“With everything we need to do in camp I don’t think those things are of primary importance.’’
Asked if he though sex the night before a game might actually help his side beat the likes of Spain, Chile and the Netherlands in Group B, Postecoglou joked the ‘science’ behind that long-held belief was not concrete.
“I never ask those questions and you try and you always refer to your own personal experience and from my perspective, for the players and everyone involved I think there’s more important things in these three or four weeks,’’ he said.