Along with the majority of the top players in the world comes their WAGs, with the newspapers and local press often focusing on the women in their lives during major international tournaments.
This summer’s 2018 World Cup in Russia will be no different, with a host of footballers’ wive and girlfriends set to travel with their famous partners to the competition for somewhat of a holiday.
From the England players to world champions Germany and South American juggernauts Brazil, the stars involved in each roster will likely have their partners closely during proceedings in order to help them be at their best on the pitch.
It’s the Brazilians who will enter the tournament as the 9/2 front runners with Coral to prevail outright on Russian territory once again, a win which subsequently wipe out any memories of that disastrous and embarrassing 7-1 defeat to Germany four years ago on home soil.
But, while the main focus will obviously be on the pitch, the WAGs in the stands will also be turning some heads during the event. So here are some of the footballers’ WAGs that could catch the eye in Russia this coming summer.
It’s typically the football that holds the biggest name in the relationship during recent times, but Jamie Vardy’s wife has become somewhat of a celebrity star through her previous appearance on reality TV last year.
The partner of the Leicester City and England striker featured on the popular ITV show ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’ and went far in the competition. Let’s hope the Three Lions can achieve some similar success at the World Cup this summer.
Shakira, Shakira! Next is the long-term wife of Barcelona and Spain international centre back Gerard Pique.
The worldwide superstar pop singer was involved in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa as she sang the popular soundtrack for the event.
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Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably the best player in the world, with his heroic form for Real Madrid in the Champions League and La Liga, but he is certainly scoring off the pitch as well.
His girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez will no doubt be cheering him on this summer in Russia as he aims to oversee a successful tournament with his European nation Portugal, going into this tournament on the back of that historic Euro 2016 victory in France two years ago.
Brazil superstar Neymar is facing a race against time in order to be ready for the 2018 World Cup, following an injury setback during the club campaign with French giants PSG.
He’ll for sure be gutted to miss out on such a grand event, but something tells us he will manage just fine with partner Bruna Marquezine’s shoulder to cry on in the coming months.
England look set to hand Jack Butland the number one goalkeeper spot this summer on Russian turf, after the previous fall from grace of Joe Hart.
The Stoke City stopper’s partner Annabel Peyton will be there to help cheer him on as he embraces the biggest summer of his career to date. His wife will have no trouble in jetting off to eastern Europe, being a full-time Emirates flight attendant!