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The England manager Fabio Capello has told the England WAGs that they are not welcome in South Africa this summer, as his team attempts to mount a serious challenge for the World Cup.
Capello may have shot himself in the foot by inviting David Beckham to accompany the team despite his injury. Of course the other half of the Beckham dynasty, Victoria, will be there to show off her latest fashion accessories.
But this has sparked a glut of other WAGs willing to follow the Queen of the WAGs to the touchline to cheer their fellas on. Colleen Rooney, Abbey Clancy and Alex Gerrard have already publicly announced they will be there to give their support (and buy lots of new handbags of course!)
The new England captain Rio Ferdinand has slammed the influence of WAGs on the modern game, and thinks they only serve to bring the players down, instead of inspiring them to World Cup greatness.
The Man Utd defender didn’t hold back when he exclaimed: “I have no time for WAGs. I don’t like what they have brought to the game. Some women hang around to get a footballer boyfriend.
“They then infest the game. They get more attention than the players. We’re here to play the game, not waste energy or worry about what’s going on off the pitch.
The England manager Fabio Capello has already stated that he doesn’t want the footballers WAGs disrupting the teams training sessions and game preparations during this summers World Cup, and he is gathering support from the players.
The Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has already spoken out in Capellos defence, and now Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard has also agreed that their wives won’t be around for the all-important group stages.
The Man Utd striker Rooney said: “If they want to come and support us there’s nothing stopping them,” he said. “Last time we were all together in the hotel and that was a bit of a problem. My wife’s just had a baby so she’s not going anyway.”