"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.
Sports journalists planning to travel to the upcoming soccer World Cup in Russia were surprised to receive a "flirting manual" that included a section on "how to have a chance with a Russian girl".
For Argentina, they threw caution to the wind, and instead of trying to teach their players what to do while waiting for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the Argentina's Football Association held a course on how to "get lucky with a Russian girl".
Setting aside the obvious dubious morals of the whole exercise, it turns out that the manual's author, Eduardo Pennisi, believes Russian women have the same standards as pretty much everyone else on Earth.
Chances are, if worldwide soccer star Lionel Messi wants to hook up at the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer, he won't have a problem.
"Normally Russians girls pay attention to the important things".
One chapter of the accompanying guide - posted onto social networks - was entitled: "What do I've to do to get fortunate with a Russian lady". Apparently, they like people who are "clean" and smell "good". The advice is to treat the woman who is in front of you as someone of value with their own ideas and desires.
"The first impression is important to them, so pay attention to your image".
"Don't ask stupid questions about sex", the page read. "Be selective", stated another entry in the manual.
The AFA soon realised they had made a mistake and issued a statement on Wednesday.
"The Department of Education of the Argentine Football Association informs that after an internal investigation carried out regarding what happened yesterday on the day of Russian Language and Culture, it was concluded that part of the material delivered was erroneously printed", the statement read.
'Administrative personnel removed the manuals immediately, ' it added.
"We express our most honest apologies to those that were affected by the publication which in no way reflects the thinking of the Argentina Football Association, nor of its president Claudio Tapia or any of its executives".