As the FIFA World Cup 2014 draws ever closer, headlines have been awash with stories about the wives and girlfriends of our nations’ favourite football players, and whether or not they will be in attendance at the 2014.
England manager Roy Hodgson made headlines recently by banning the wives and girlfriends from the pre-World Cup stages in the US, but the ladies are still determined to go ahead anyway – how long they’ll stay however, is anybody’s guess. With Brazil the hot favourites to win this year, we could see some WAGs sticking around and some waving goodbye pretty early on – here’s a roundup of who we’re most looking forward to seeing and their odds for staying in for the long haul.
There are going to many new England World Cup Wags this year as the squad has had many changes in the last four years, but one WAG that is certain to set the Copacabana Beach parties alight is Daniel Sturridge’s girlfriend Jourdan Dunn.
The 23 year-old is famous in her own right, and has not only worked for Victoria’s Secrets but has recently been named as the official face of Maybelline New York, which is no mean feat for a young Londoner that was discovered in Primark at age 16!
As the Premier League, Champions League and all the other club competitions around Europe draw to a close, it is time to think about the World Cup again. And this year, with it being in beautiful Brazil with all it’s beaches, carnivals and party people, should mean it is the best tournament ever for the Wags.
Some people think that a happy footballer makes for a footballer in form, so maybe that means the players with the hottest Wives and Girlfriends will be the ones who take the World Cup by storm. So to help you with your World Cup betting offers, or more realistically to get you in the mood for a Wag filled World Cup, let’s take a look at some of the favourites for the title.
What do you get for the man who has everything? Well if I was Cristiano Ronaldo and had the stunningly gorgeous Irina Shayk to go home to at night, I would think I had died and gone to heaven. But the Real Madrid and Portugal star could soon have the prestigious honour of being voted the best footballer in the world at the Ballon D’Or ceremony.
As England have qualified for the World Cup, only one question remains: will the WAGs be in Brazil with them? The 2006 World Cup saw nearly of the England players’ wives join up with them in Germany – to the delight of the press – but, in 2010, Fabio Capello banned them from South Africa.
However, it looks likely that the WAGs will be with the team in Brazil, so we will quickly give you a rundown on the important ones.
If you really want to be a WAG – you’d better find yourself a famous footballer and bag him quickly.
Unfortunately, life isn’t that simple – but you can live the WAG lifestyle with relative ease if you know how to go about things properly. And West Cheshire College in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire (a county famous for the number of WAGS it is home to) can help show you how it’s done.
A course at the college helps students to learn how to achieve the much sought-after WAG look, made famous by the wives of England footballers all those years ago during the World Cup (you can bet on England’s upcoming games with Paddy Power).
When Liverpool FC signed the Belgium international keeper Simon Mignolet from Sunderland this summer, it meant that previous first choice stopper Pepe Reina decided to move to Napoli to join former Reds boss Pepe Reina on loan for the season. That left the 31-year old Australian keeper Brad Jones still as the number two between the sticks. Brad will have been hoping to see more playing opportunities, but the new man’s performances have been excellent, so Brad may have to just see Liverpool play from the sidelines.
Welcome to Arsenal Mesut Ozil, and welcome to London Mandy Capristo. The deadline day signing of the hugely talented Germany international has really set tongues wagging among the world of football, and this picture shows that his girlfriend could soon be the talk of the town as well.
23-year old Mandy Capristo was born in Mannheim, Germany and she is a celebrity in her own right. Mandy has worked as a model and dancer as well as her current main interest, singing. She writes songs as well as performing them and released her first solo songle and album last year.
This was supposedly to be the year that football tightened its belts and began to spend more responsibly, yet the clubs clearly weren’t listening. More money than ever was been spent this transfer window, close to £600million in fact, with plenty of WAGs on the move with their players too.
Emma Rhys Jones can finally set about spending some of Gareth Bale’s £300,000 a week wages at Real Madrid. The transfer saga dragged on all summer and bored us all to tears, not helped by Sky Sports News’ tedious coverage of the transfer, but he has finally become the world’s most expensive player. Apart from in Spain, that is, where Real claim the transfer fee is less than Ronaldo’s record of £80million in order to keep the Portuguese bighead happy – seriously.