London, June 6 (ANI): England's hardliner coach Fabio Capello has imposed a strict booze ban on his players ahead of the 2010 World Cup beginning on June 11.
The players have been allowed the occasional glass of wine with their evening meal in the past, but Capello has stopped even that.
The ban, which also applies to FA officials, has been agreed by all the staff and is part of the Italian's strategy to foster team spirit, News of the World reports.
The players have been left in no doubt by Capello there will be strict adherence to his rules and they will be punished if they fall out of line.
More than 60 members of the playing staff and management are staying at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Campus on the outskirts of Rustenburg.
Earlier, Capello had told his players that he will not permit any hanky-panky at the World Cup in South Africa and had banned all WAGs.
It has also been revealed that he will be able to call on his stars 24 hours a day using their hotel televisions.
Capello had banned all WAGs from joining the World Cup party. And the players' families have now accused the Football Association of deliberately shutting them out. apello, 63, is desperate to avoid a repeat of the last World Cup in Germany where their boozy antics were blamed for ruining the team's chances of glory. (ANI)