Journalist Ignacio Catullo committed an act of wig snatching this week after revealing that a manual approved by the Argentine Football Association (AFA) on Russian culture included - though only briefly - a chapter on how to seduce Russian women.
The instructions for the seduction of the Russians that were distributed to players from Argentina, it was mentioned that Russian girls are so attractive, that the southerners will want to engage with them love.
Guests accompanying Lionel Messi & Co.to the tournament were shocked to be given tips on picking up "beautiful" women during a seminar.
"We regret that this mistake has overshadowed the importance of the day and the educational activity provided by AFA, expressing our most honest apologies to those who were affected by the publications, which in no way reflects the thinking of the Argentine Football Association, nor that of its President Claudio Tapia or any of its directors", read the statement, attributed to Alejandro Taraborelli of the AFA's Education Department.
Advice included: "Russian girls, like any other girl, pay close attention to whether you are clean, smell good and are well dressed".
"The first impression is important to them, so pay attention to your image".
"Russian ladies like men who take initiative", said one passage. "Men are also advised not to "ask stupid questions about sex".
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Other instructions include assumptions about Russian attitudes to sex and a general ignorance about geography.
Another reads: "Russian girls do not like to be seen as objects". Don't worry, there are many handsome women in Russian Federation and not all are good for you.
The AFA soon realised they had made a mistake and issued a statement on Wednesday.
On Tuesday Argentine sport journalists went to an event organized by the AFA to learn some basic Russian words and aspects of their culture ahead of the World Cup.
"The teacher in charge of the course selected information to give to the assistants and, unfortunately at the moment of the printing of the same, due to an involuntary error, a text was included that was never part of the training".
"Having notified the personnel of the department, we proceeded to have it immediately removed".
"We regret that this mistake has overshadowed the importance of the day and the permanent educational activity provided by AFA, expressing our most honest apologies to those who were affected by the publication, which in no way reflects the thinking of the Argentine Football Association, nor that of its President Claudio Tapia or any of its directors", it concluded.