After demolishing Iran 6-2 in their opening match of the Qatar World Cup today, the England squad couldn’t resist celebrating with their loved ones at the Khalifa Stadium in Doha.
The footballers’ wives and girlfriends proved they were some of the squad’s biggest fans as they stepped out to cheer them on – before rushing to celebrate with the team after watching their spectacular victory.
Jack Grealish was pictured sharing a cuddle with his girlfriend Sasha Attwood to celebrate the win, while captain Harry Kane was seen hugging his children after the match.
His youngsters were just some of the squad’s mini supporters seen filling up the stand today, with Phil Foden’s son in attendance at the match, alongside Harry Maguire’s daughters, who sported shirts with their father’s name emblazoned on the back.
Today’s match saw Gareth Southgate’s wonderkids Jude Bellingham and Bukayo Saka score three goals. Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Grealish grabbed the other three in a superb performance.
Thousands of Three Lions supporters were in the stadium including the WAGs and David Beckham while millions watched at home, work or in pubs with high streets across the UK deserted as people settled down for the 1pm match. There were wild scenes at pubs and fanparks across the UK as England thrashed the Iranians.
But the game was overshadowed by the row with FIFA over Kane’s proposed rainbow armband and ticket woes for fans trying to get into the stadium after the Qatar 2022 app failed.
Sharing the love! Jack Grealish and his girlfriend Sasha Attwood celebrate with a cuddle after his side’s victory this afternoon
England’s Mason Mount celebrates with his family and friends following the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match
Family celebrations: Phil Foden sits with his family, left, following the match, while Harry Maguire is seen with his wife and daughter, pictured right
Bukayo Saka sits with his family – including his girlfriend Tolami Benson, 22 – after scoring two goals throughout the match
Marcus Rashford of England celebrates with family and friends following the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between England and Iran
Captain Harry Kane, who couldn’t help but smile following the winning game, was seen hugging his children after the match
Enjoying some down time! Jack Grealish, Marcus Rashford and James Maddison chat with their loved ones following their victory at Khalifa International Stadium
Declan Rice celebrates with his family after England’s victory. Thousands of Three Lions supporters were in the stadium including the WAGs and David Beckham
An adorable moment! Harry Maguire sweetly kisses his daughter while his wife Fern looks on, dressed in an England top to show her support
Jack Grealish made it 6-1 against Iran with a minute to go, doing ‘the worm’ as a celebration after a promise to a 11-year-old Manchester City fan with cerebral palsy. England would win 6-2
Jude Bellingham of England celebrates with Mason Mount after scoring their team’s first goal as the Three Lions dominated Iran
England fans at Boxpark in Croydon, London, celebrate after the Three Lions go three goals up before half-time
Fans at Boxpark in Croydon throw beer in the air as England score their first goal against Iran earlier today
England fans at Newcastle’s Central Park celebrate after the Three Lions score a goal against Iran earlier today
David Beckham was seen clapping politely as England took control of the match
England DOESN’T wear ‘OneLove’ rainbow armband: Harry Kane is forced to back down over LGBT band as FA says it ‘can’t put players in a position where they face sporting sanctions’
Harry Kane has already been pictured wearing the OneLove armband while training in Qatar, ahead of England’s match against Iran. He now won’t
Harry Kane will not wear the ‘OneLove’ rainbow armband for England’s World Cup opener after the threat of a yellow card proved too much of a risk for the FA.
The armband is a show of solidarity for the LGBT+ community and captain Kane has said he wanted to wear it at kick-off at 1pm. Homosexuality is still illegal in Qatar.
But FIFA has strict rules about apparel that can be worn by players and the armband is not allowed under the code.
It meant Kane could have faced an immediate booking this afternoon if he walked out wearing the ‘OneLove’ band.
If he wore it again in their second match, the skipper could have been slapped with another yellow, automatically banning him from the third game.
In a statement the Football Association said: ‘We have asked the captains not to attempt to wear the armband in FIFA World Cup games.
‘We cannot put our players in a situation where they might be booked or even forced to leave the field of play’.
Downing Street said Fifa’s actions over the armband were frustrating.
The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: ‘We share the FA’s frustration with Fifa’s decision on this which puts players in a very difficult position.
‘It is, ultimately, a decision for the FA.
‘On LGBT rights more broadly, clearly Qatar’s policies are not those of the UK Government and not ones we would endorse. ‘
The rout began when Birmingham-born Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Bellingham, 19, sent thousands of fans in the stadium wild – and millions at home – as he rose to nod home after a cross from Manchester United’s Luke Shaw. He made history with the header as he became the second teenager in history to score in a World Cup for England, after Michael Owen against Argentina in 1998.
Minutes later Saka, 21, smashed home a left foot shot off the crossbar. And then Sterling, 27, blasted in a volley following a cross from captain Harry Kane, effectively winning the game before half time.
In the second half Saka then grabbed a fourth goal – his second – with an hour on the clock, passing it into the net after a mazy run. He became the youngest England player to score two at a World Cup.
Southgate’s side would not be able to boast a clean sheet however, Iran striker Mehdi Taremi pegged back England with a fierce strike past Pickford.
Rashford scored and restored a four goal advantage to make it 5-1. Grealish then made it 6-1 with a minute to go, doing ‘the worm’ as a celebration after a promise to a 11-year-old Manchester City fan with cerebral palsy. Jack’s sister also has the condition.
Pickford made a superb stop from Sardar Azmoun in the latter stages of 10 minutes of injury time before Iran were awarded a penalty after a VAR check. John Stones was adjudged to have pulled the shirt of Taremi, who then sent Pickford the wrong way to reduce the arrears to 6-2 with the last kick of the game.
The Three Lions could have had at least eight goals. They were denied a clear penalty just three minutes into the game, when Maguire was clearly dragged down in the box. Maguire later headed against the crossbar.
England took the knee as they started their first World Cup campaign against Iran in one of the most politically-charged matches in English football history after a row over wearing a rainbow captain’s armband for Harry Kane, which was dropped after pressure from FIFA.
Kane looked serious as he led the team on to the pitch. The England captain did not wear the ‘OneLove’ rainbow armband after the threat of a yellow card proved too much of a risk for the FA. Alan Shearer said today that Kane had been put in an impossible position ahead of one of the biggest games of his career, but added that he would probably have worn the armband himself.
Kane was wearing the official FIFA ‘No Discrimination’ armband, having removed his England jacket following the national anthems. Loud whistles greeted the Iranian anthem, with the whole Iran team opting not to sing.
The entire England team then took the knee and Harry Kane appeared to raise his fist – but the Iranians did not take part.
Before the goals rained in, England fans were furious by the failure to award the Three Lions a penalty just three minutes into their World Cup opener.
England had an early corner which was taken by Kieran Trippier and Harry Maguire appeared to be dragged down by Iranian defender Roozbeh Cheshmi.
Shortly afterwards the match was stopped for 10 minutes after a head injury to Iran’s goalkeeper, who was replaced. Maguire then hit the crossbar with a header as England dominated.
Bellingham would go one better shortly afterwards, the Borussia Dortmund midfielder looping a header home from Luke Shaw’s cross to break the deadlock 10 minutes before the interval.
Congratulations! A jubilant James Maddison shares an adorable hug with his partner Alexa Kennedy and their son
Sharing a special moment with his loved ones: England captain Harry Kane with his family after the game
Callum Wilson is all smiles as he is congratulated by his family on the squad’s superb win over Iran at their opening match
Harry Maguire is seen with his friends and family as they congratulate the Three Lions football player on a successful match
Smile for the camera! Mason Mount is pictured hugging a youngster while another family member snaps a picture of the pair
Cheeky chappy! Phil Foden and his son pull silly faces at one another as they reunite following today’s England game
England players Jack Grealish, Marcus Rashford and James Maddison celebrate with family. Grealish made it 6-1 with a minute to go, doing ‘the worm’ as a celebration after a promise to a 11-year-old Manchester City fan with cerebral palsy. Jack’s sister also has the condition
Leicester City footballer James Maddison and his model girlfriend Kennedy Alexa are believed to have been dating for over two years (pictured together with their son)
It’s not clear how long the couple (pictured with their son after today’s game) have been officially together, but they began posting photographs of each other on social media at the end of 2020
England’s Bukayo Saka celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the World Cup group B soccer match between England and Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar
Triumphant: Raheem Stirling’s fiancée Paige Milian, 27, shared some sweet family snaps as she celebrated her partner’s success with the England team after they won 6-2 against Iran
Supportive: Raheem was seen with his children in the stands at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, pictured left. Pictured right: Paige posed with the son she shares with Raheem, Thiago, five, and his daughter from his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Melissa Clarke, Melody Rose, 10
Captain Harry Kane was pictured speaking with his loving wife Kate after the match. They were also joined by their two daughters
Luke Shaw was joined by friends and family after the game and is seen here posing for a photo with his baby daughter, being taken by his girlfriend Anouska Santos
Jack Grealish’s partner Sasha Attwood was snapped taking a cheeky selfie during the match with her boyfriend’s two sisters, Kiera (centre) and Hollie (right)
Bukayo Saka’s girlfriend Tolami Benson, 22 was spotted documenting the game today in which her boyfriend scored two of England’s six goals
Harry Maguire was pictured sharing a loving with his daughter and wife Fern after the game. His daughter was wearing an England shirt with her father’s name on the back
Play, Jude! Meet Jude Bellingham, the teenage Lion who’s already roared at the World Cup
Pictured: Jude, aged 16, with his parents Mark and Denise and his brother
He is the youngest member of Gareth Southgate‘s England squad for the Qatar World Cup.
But at 19 Jude Bellingham is already seen as key to the nation’s hopes of lifting the trophy for the first time in 56 years.
The teenage midfielder, who set a world record for a 17-year-old when he moved from boyhood club Birmingham City to Borussia Dortmund for £22.5million in 2020, is coveted by several top Premier League sides.
But he owes his love of football to a star of the lower reaches of the game – his father.
Mark Bellingham, now 46, scored more than 700 goals in around 900 appearances, making him a sort of non-league Cristiano Ronaldo.
Bellingham senior juggled stints at clubs including Leamington, Stourbridge and Sutton Coldfield Town with his day job as a sergeant with West Midlands Police.
In his pomp, he earned only around £200 a week from football. His son takes home around £2.5million a year in Germany and would more than triple that with a move to an English club or to Spain – Real Madrid are said to be interested in signing him next summer.
Jude broke into the England side ahead of last year’s Covid-delayed Euro 2020 championships, making history as the tournament’s youngest-ever player, and is now a regular first choice. His brother Jobe, 17, is also a professional on Birmingham City’s books.
Their father hung up his boots at the age of 41 in 2017 and is believed to have retired from the police. He declines to discuss his son’s achievements.
Jude told The Guardian in 2020 how his mother Denise took him to watch his father play: ‘It’s where I started to get that love for football. I think you can see in the way I play that I’ve watched the game from a young age.
‘That non-league style of toughness and being gritty when you need to be… I do think that comes from watching my dad play – even though he never tackled!’
Leamington FC chairman Jim Scott described Jude’s father as a ‘goal machine’, adding: ‘He was in great demand, a good player who was extremely dedicated, particularly when you consider his demanding career. [He] could have played at a higher level. You can see where Jude gets his talent from.’
Saka would double the lead before the break, thrashing home a fine volley from a Maguire header down to banish his penalty miss of last summer.
With the fourth official signalling 14 minutes of added time, England grabbed their third through Raheem Sterling, who finished Kane’s cross after some great build-up from Southgate’s side.
England grabbed their fourth as Saka scored his second of the game, cutting in from the right to curl home.
Southgate’s side would not be able to boast a clean sheet however, Porto striker Mehdi Taremi pulling one back for Iran with a fierce strike past Pickford.
Maguire was forced off in the immediate aftermath of the goal as Eric Dier came on, while Saka, Sterling and Mount were replaced by Marcus Rashford, Jack Grealish and Phil Foden.
Rashford, who like Saka was racially abused after missing from the spot against Italy, had not featured for England since that night but he needed just seconds to make it 5-1 with a cool finish.
Two more of Southgate’s substitutes combined for a late sixth as Wilson ran onto a Bellingham through-ball before unselfishly crossing for Grealish for just his second England goal.
Pickford made a superb stop from Sardar Azmoun in the latter stages of 10 minutes of injury time before Iran were awarded a penalty after a VAR check.
John Stones was adjudged to have pulled the shirt of Taremi, who then sent Pickford the wrong way to reduce the arrears to 6-2 with the last kick of the game.
Fans erupted in cheers of joy as the final whistle sealed an England victory in their first World Cup game.
Far from the usual designer outfits and glitzy pieces which WAGs might be best known, the footballers’ partners mostly opted for low-key ensembles for the occasion – wearing shirts with their partner’s name emblazoned on the back, which many tucked into comfortable jeans.
This morning, many shared snaps from their new home aboard the MSC World Europa – a luxury cruise liner dubbed a ‘floating palace’ which is set to host them for the duration of the tournament.
The incredible £1billion cruise liner – which usually costs £2,434.80 for nine nights – has set up base at Doha Port ready to accommodate the footballers’ families.
Before kick-off, Saka‘s girlfriend Tolami Benson, 22, appeared in high spirits as she grabbed a seat alongside the player’s brother, with both wearing matching England shirts to show their support to the team.
Rebecca, who was photographed apparently discussing her seating in the stadium with an official, appeared overjoyed as she spotted Foden come out onto the pitch and threw her arms into the air with joy.
Before the match, Tolami 22, who is dating Saka, shared a snap online as she posed in an England shirt, while Kennedy Alexa, whose boyfriend is James Maddison, posted a photo of their son wearing a football kit.
Meanwhile Paige Millan, who is Raheem Sterling’s partner, posted a video of their children walking along while wearing shirt’s with Sterling across the back.
She also shared a number of videos showing the cruise ship. Last night, she shared a clip as she apparently boarded, which showed the outside of the enormous boat
Meanwhile, thousands of England fans descended on Qatar and had managed to sniff out £12 pints ahead of the team’s first match of the World Cup today – but some told MailOnline their trips have cost £50,000 and criticised the lack of atmosphere in Doha before the big game.
Supporters packed out hotels, sports bars and Irish pubs before heading to the Khalifa Stadium for the 1pm kick off UK time where booze has been banned by the Gulf state’s Emir at the 11th hour.
Jack Grealish and model girlfriend Sasha Attwood were seen having a conversation after England’s win over Iran at their first game in the 2022 World Cup
Georgina Irwin, the 26-year-old fiancée of Aaron Ramsdale was seen supporting her man from the crowd today, even waving an England flag
England’s wives and girlfriends were quick to arrive in the Khalifa Stadium to cheer on the team as squad kicked off the first match of the World Cup (pictured, Bukayo Saka’s girlfriend Tolami Benson, 22)
Rebecca Cooke, who was photographed apparently discussing her seating in the stadium with an official, appeared overjoyed as she spotted Foden come out onto the pitch and threw her arms into the air with joy
Amie Coady, who is married to Everton player Conor, appeared relaxed in an England shirt which she paired with light-wash jeans for the event
Amie Coady, who is married to Everton player Conor, appeared in deep concentration when at today’s event in Qatar
Jack Grealish’s girlfriend Sasha Attwood is seen in the stands before the match. It comes ahead of England demolishing Iran 6-2 in their opening match of the Qatar World Cup this afternoon – their strongest ever start to a major tournament on a record-breaking afternoon for the Three Lions
Megan Davison (pictured) met her husband Everton ace Jordan Pickford when they were teenagers. The childhood sweethearts have been dating since she was 14 and he was 16 after meeting at school and share a son, Arlo
Lauren Fryer, girlfriend of Declan Rice, was seen cradling their young child to her chest as she found her place within the stadium alongside her family
Meanwhile Phil Foden’s partner Rebecca Cooke was photographed speaking to an official as she found her assigned seats in the stadium
Amie, who was dressed down in a pair of jeans and England shirt for the first match today, was joined by her children at the event
Foden’s girlfriend was spotted on her phone as she took a seat alongside his mother in the stadium earlier this morning ahead of the match
Milly Adams (left), who is the fiance of England’s Ben White, in the stands before the FIFA World Cup Group B match at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha
Georgina Irwin, who is the fiance of England goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, was seated alongside Aaron’s mother and father, Caroline and Nick Ramsdale in the stands
The wives and girlfriends of the England squad were sitting together as the match kicked off, many of whom had their phones out to record the historic moment
WAGs and player’s families (pictured in the crowd) arrived on the luxury cruise liner yesterday after jetting off from the UK to support the squad
Guests (pictured in the crowd today) will be living the high life thanks to onboard beauty salons, boutiques, dodgems, 14 ocean-view Jacuzzis and the longest dry-slide at sea titled The Venom Drop to keep them entertained between matches
But they endured chaotic scenes outside the Khalifa stadium after their tickets disappeared from the FIFA app on their mobile phones.
Thousands of fans queued in the searing heat as they stared at their mobile phones wondering why their electronic tickets had disappeared.
England fans then received an email from FIFA which contained a QR code to allow them to enter the stadium. Most tickets for games at the tournament are electronic. Angry fans labelled FIFA a farce claiming that the technical glitch had spoiled their fun of the pre-match build up.
Sanjay Puri, 36 from Birmingham fumed: ‘It’s a joke. You would have thought that FIFA would have their IT in order. How has something like this happened?’
Paul Sims, 40 who had travelled from Dubai said: ‘I was outside the stadium and about to use my electronic ticket but then a message appeared saying it wasn’t working. Luckily I got an email with a QR code but I had to wait more than an hour to get in.’
Further chaos resulted from stadium security that every is scanned along with fan identity cards to ensure it belongs to the right person. Security also confiscated items like sun cream, sweets and snacks further causing delays and annoying fans.
Selfies from the stadium! A number of WAGs went on to share snaps from the event – including Georgina Irwin, who was seated alongside her future in laws
Meanwhile Amie shared several snaps as she posed outside the stadium with her three sons whom she shares with England player Conor Coady
England’s very glamorous support squad have given football fans a glimpse at their life aboard their £1 billion cruise ship – as the team prepare for their first match against Iran later today (pictured Saka’s girlfriend Tolami Benson)
Meanwhile Alexa Kennedy shared a snap of her young son wearing a football kit which bears the name of her boyfriend James Maddison on the back
Meanwhile Paige Millan, who is Raheem Sterling’s partner, posted a video of their children walking along while wearing shirt’s with Sterling across the back (right). She also shared a clip of the outside of the enormous cruise ship (left)
WAGs and player’s families arrived on the luxury cruise liner yesterday after jetting off from the UK to support the squad.
Guests will be living the high life thanks to onboard beauty salons, boutiques, dodgems, 14 ocean-view Jacuzzis and the longest dry-slide at sea titled The Venom Drop to keep them entertained between matches.
But while the WAGs will lap up the luxury of the swanky ship – complete with its very own shopping mall, roller disco rink and a range of clubs for children – it’s said that players won’t be allowed on board as they are set to form their own strict Covid bubble at the Souq Al Wakra hotel in Doha.
Elsewhere on the cruise liner, a Sportplex zone offers basketball, bumper cars and even a roller disco rink, meaning plenty of opportunities for fun, alongside more than 30 bars and cafes, as well as a micro-brewery and mixology classes in its Elixir gin bar.
Guests will be living the high life thanks to onboard beauty salons, boutiques, dodgems, 14 ocean-view Jacuzzis and the longest dry-slide at sea titled The Venom Drop to keep them entertained between matches
An insider previously told the publication: ‘The boat is an amazing place to stay. It is like a floating palace, which is why many of the players’ wives and families quickly snapped up packages that the Football Association arranged.
‘Due to the fact the boat is off shore, guests can have a drink and enjoy themselves without having to worry about falling foul of Qatar’s strict rules.
‘And many hotels aren’t even allowed sunbathing areas. But by staying on the boat guests just relax and have a great time. If England do go all the way it’s likely to become like a carnival on board.’
A former Wag who was in Russia for the 2018 World Cup told Mailonline that the women had been swapping messages on Whatsapp with fears over their freedom to meet with the players due to Covid rules and the strict restrictions in Qatar.
Wives, girlfriends and family members of the footballers were seen piling into Manchester airport yesterday to catch a short flight to London before hopping on another plane for the seven-hour journey to Qatar
Jack Grealish’s girlfriend Sasha Attwood is pictured arriving at the check-in desk at Manchester airport with a whopping four large suitcases
She said: ‘There are coronavirus rules they have to follow as well as the fact that holding hands and kissing in Qatar is forbidden.
‘The women don’t know what to make of it all. One asked me the other night if she could be arrested for posing in her bikini on Instagram.
‘Many of the girls also have young babies and children, so we don’t think there will be as big a turnout as in recent years.’
In Qatar there are strict alcohol rules, but because the MSC World Europa is ‘off-shore’, those on board can sip on champagne without fear of legal repercussions.
However the WAGs have been told they should dress modestly if they are out and about in Qatar.
Megan Pickford is seen strolling towards the check-in desk at Manchester airport this morning
Anouska Santos, wife of Luke Shaw, is pictured arriving at Manchester airport
At least three WAGs have turned to personal stylists to ensure they don’t cause offence in the strict Islamic nation, with low-cut tops and short skirts strictly banned.
Instead, the wives and girlfriends will enjoy evenings out in linen trouser suits and long dresses, with their arms covered to show respect to local tradition in Doha.
Personal stylist Connie Jones, 31, from Manchester, helped three WAGs design their wardrobes for the tournament – not only for matches, but for evening get togethers and restaurant visits.
Luke Shaw’s partner Anouska Santos, John Stones’s partner Liv Naylor and Marcus Rashford’s fiancée Lucia Loi all sought help ahead of arriving for England’s first World Cup match against Iran today, MailOnline has been told.
All three will bring suitcases of designer clothing, make-up and jewellery curated by Ms Jones, who runs the Connie Personal Shopping Company from her studio in Manchester.
Charlotte Trippier, wife of defender Kieran, is pictured arriving at Manchester airport early yesterday morning
Amie Coady, wife of Conor, published a photo on her Instagram story showing her and her family enjoying a glass of fizz at the BA lounge
Low-cut tops, skimpy tight shorts and revealing skirts have been vetoed.
However, wearing England shirts with the names of their partners – a custom at World Cup matches – has been OKed by those in Doha.
The WAGs have been told their should consider a scarf – with Gucci and Hermes favoured – to wear around their necks so as to not reveal their figures.
A source told MailOnline: ‘A lot of planning has gone in preparation for the women.
‘Connie leaves nothing to chance and has examined their itinerary and desired outfits which will fit into situations such as visit to restaurants or even when they are in the gym.
‘She is highly trusted and thought of by the women and has contacts to source the latest fashions and clothing so that the women look the best.
Stunning: The £1billion cruise liner boasts beauty salons, boutiques, six swimming pools, 14 ocean-view jacuzzis and the longest dry-slide at sea titled The Venom Drop
Wow: The cruise liner features a huge theatre to keep the WAGs entertained on board
Bottom’s up: In addition to 13 restaurants and bars, the cruise liner features a micro-brewery and mixology classes in its Elixir gin bar
What a treat: In Qatar there are strict alcohol rules, but because the MSC World Europa is ‘off-shore’, those on board can sip on champagne without fear of legal repercussions
‘This World Cup is very different from the last one in Russia four years ago we are the players wives and girlfriends could show off their bodies and figures in items such as denim shorts and skimpy tops.
The women know that they are going to be photographed wherever they go and they understand that it helps them on their social media profiles so they have to look the best.
‘The last thing they want is to offend anybody in Qatar. They have a lot of self-respect and want to show the same respect to the people there but at the same time enjoy themselves.
‘What we are going to see at this World Cup is a new style of WAG. They are going to look amazing everywhere they go.’
Connie has more than 50,000 followers on Instagram and they include Jordan Pickford’s wife Megan, Jack Grealish’s girlfriend Sasha Attwood, Kieran Trippier’s wife Charlotte, Kalvin Phillips’ girlfriend Ashleigh Behan and Declan Rice’’ partner Lauren Fryer.
England’s VERY glamorous support squad! Ahead of the team’s first World Cup match in Qatar, Femail reveals the WAGS cheering them on – from childhood sweethearts to a model and property developer
England is set for their first match of the World Cup on Monday afternoon against Iran.
And as they take to the pitch in Qatar for the first of their Group B games, Gareth Southgate’s team will be supported by a glamorous array of wives and girlfriends.
The squad, for instance, will be cheered on by Jack Grealish’s girlfriend Sasha Attwood as well as Harry Maguire’s wife Fern Hawkins, and Harry Kane’s wife Katie Goodland.
Southgate has not declared whether he will allow the WAGs to meet his team at the Souq Al Wakra hotel in Doha where he will stay with his 26-man squad.
Here, FEMAIL takes a look at the very glamorous WAGS supporting the footballers…
Married to Jordan Pickford
Megan Davison met Everton ace Jordan Pickford when they were teenagers. The childhood sweethearts have been dating since she was 14 and he was 16 after meeting at school and share a son, Arlo
There’s brains and beauty; Davison has studied for a degree while supporting her boyfriend
Megan Davison met Everton ace Jordan Pickford when they were teenagers. The childhood sweethearts have been dating since she was 14 and he was 16 after meeting at school and share a son, Arlo.
The pair went out on their first date to the cinema while he was a pupil at St Robert of Newminster Catholic School in their native Washington, Tyne and Wear.
Megan, now 26, graduated from university in 2019. She had son, Arlo, in February that year, and the couple were married in March 2020 at a register office in Crewe, having had to postpone their lavish Maldives nuptials due to the pandemic.
The ceremony was distinctly understated, with Pickford wearing a baseball cap and ripped jeans, while the bride wore Givenchy studded boots and carried a Dior handbag.
An Instagram star with platinum hair and a love of shopping, Megan has assumed a ‘mother hen’ status with the other wives. Ahead of the opening game of the Euros against Croatia, she arranged a pre-match party for them (pictures from which she shared on Instagram.)
She sparked controversy in December last year after sharing a message in support of anti-vax protestors. Megan shared a photo from the so-called Freedom March that sparked chaotic scenes across central London on December 18.
The demonstration, declared a ‘major incident’ by London mayor Sadiq Khan, was attended by thousands of anti-vaxxers after further restrictions were put in place to slow the spread of new coronavirus variant Omicron.
Davison appeared to show a degree of empathy for the mob by sharing a photo of one protestor holding a placard emblazoned with the message: ‘Even if you’re not conspiracy minded, something in your soul has to say…something is wrong.’
The photo was posted without additional comment from the mother-of-one, and is no longer present on her Instagram account.
Married to Kieran Trippier
Newcastle defender Kieran Trippier has been married to wife Charlotte since June 2016 and they have three children
Charlotte, 31, delves into the fashion world with her sibling Rosie and they blog as ‘The Style Sisters.’
Newcastle defender Kieran Trippier has been married to wife Charlotte since June 2016 and they have three children.
Charlotte, 31, delves into the fashion world with her sibling Rosie and they blog as ‘The Style Sisters.’
The couple have a son Jacob, a daughter Esme Rose and welcomed a third child this summer in June.
In an interview with MailOnline, his proud father Chris said his son should be given the Freedom of Bury, the town where he grew up, for his efforts to bring England silverware.
Married to Harry Maguire
Manchester United defender Harry Maguire is married to Fern Hawkins and they have two daughters
Fern, who describes herself to her 100,000 Instagram followers as ‘mommy and wife’ is not shy of posting pictures of herself on glamorous nights out and with her husband
The Sheffield beauty, a First Class Graduate in physiotherapy, regularly posts photos of her amazing physique in bikini shots on social media
Manchester United defender Harry Maguire is married to Fern Hawkins and they have two daughters.
Fern, who describes herself to her 100,000 Instagram followers as ‘mommy and wife’ is not shy of posting pictures of herself on glamorous nights out and with her husband.
The Sheffield beauty, a First Class Graduate in physiotherapy, regularly posts photos of her amazing physique in bikini shots on social media.
Clearly besotted with each other, the couple are frequently seeing enjoying romantic holidays, with Fern sharing snaps from sun-drenched villas and sojourns to Paris.
The 27-year-old science and physiotherapy graduate first met Harry when he was 18 and playing for Sheffield United’s youth team.
She joined Harry’s family in supporting him at the last World Cup in Russia and publicly hugged and consoled him after England were knocked out in the semi-final by Croatia.
Married to Kyle Walker
Kyle Walker met Annie Kilner when he was 18 while he was playing at his hometown club Sheffield United, when the model was 16. The smitten couple are parents to three children – Roman, Riaan and Reign
Having supported Kyle through the 2018 World Cup, in March 2019, she dumped him after he allegedly sent messages to Ex On The Beach reality star Laura Brown
Drama: As well as the three children he shares with Annie, Kyle shares son Kairo, 14 months, with ex Lauryn Goodman (pictured)
England squad in full
JORDAN PICKFORD (Club: Everton, Age: 28, Caps: 45, Goals: 0)
NICK POPE (Newcastle, 30, 10, 0)
AARON RAMSDALE (Arsenal, 24, 3, 0)
KYLE WALKER (Manchester City, 32, 70, 0)
TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD (Liverpool, 24, 17, 1)
KIERAN TRIPPIER (Newcastle, 32, 37, 1)
BEN WHITE (Arsenal, 25, 4, 0)
CONOR COADY (Everton – on loan from Wolves, 29, 10, 1)
HARRY MAGUIRE (Manchester United, 29, 48, 7)
JOHN STONES (Manchester City, 28, 59, 3)
ERIC DIER (Tottenham, 28, 47, 3)
LUKE SHAW (Manchester United, 27, 23, 3)
DECLAN RICE (West Ham, 23, 34, 2)
JUDE BELLINGHAM (Borussia Dortmund, 19, 17, 0)
CONOR GALLAGHER (Chelsea, 22, 4, 0)
KALVIN PHILLIPS (Manchester City, 26, 23, 0)
JORDAN HENDERSON (Liverpool, 32, 70, 2)
MASON MOUNT (Chelsea, 23, 32, 5)
JAMES MADDISON (Leicester, 25, 1, 0)
HARRY KANE (Tottenham, 29, 75, 51)
RAHEEM STERLING (Chelsea, 27, 79, 19)
JACK GREALISH (Manchester City, 27, 24, 1)
PHIL FODEN (Manchester City, 22, 18, 2)
BUKAYO SAKA (Arsenal, 21, 20, 4)
MARCUS RASHFORD (Manchester United, 25, 46, 12)
CALLUM WILSON (Newcastle, 30, 4, 1)
Kyle Walker met Annie Kilner when he was 18 while he was playing at his hometown club Sheffield United, when the model was 16. The smitten couple are parents to three children – Roman, Riaan and Reign.
Having supported Kyle through the 2018 World Cup, in March 2019, she dumped him after he allegedly sent messages to Ex On The Beach reality star Laura Brown.
As well as the three children he shares with Annie, Kyle shares son Kairo, 14 months, with ex Lauryn Goodman.
The footballer conceived his youngest child Kairo while involved in a short relationship with Lauryn, during a temporary split from Annie in February 2020.
In June 2020, the Mirror reported that Kyle had popped the question to Annie with an epic floral proposal at her home.
Last year, Annie claimed that days before Kyle allegedly met Lauryn, she suffered a miscarriage, and was devastated when she claimed he confessed that the reality star was pregnant.
She told The Sun On Sunday at the time: ‘I don’t know what my thoughts or feelings are any more. I feel dead inside. Each day is filled with pain.
‘I don’t think I’ll ever be the same again because of what he’s done. It makes me really sad that I’ve been damaged so badly when I’ve done nothing to deserve it.
‘I’ve tried to hate him but how can I hate the man my kids love so much? Before the infidelity he was my best friend, my soulmate. I could count on him for anything.’
Kyle also came under fire last year for allegedly hosting a sex party with two escorts while the country remained in Covid-19 lockdown.
It was claimed the footballer and a friend, paid £2,200 for Louise McNamara, 21, and a 24-year-old Brazilian call girl to visit his Cheshire home, before leaving the next day.
Walker, who has 48 England caps, apologised for the incident.
He said: ‘I want to take this opportunity to issue a public apology for the choices I made last week.
‘I understand that my position as a professional footballer brings the responsibility of being a role model.
‘As such, I want to apologise to my family, friends, football club, supporters and the public for letting them down.’
Earlier this year, Lauryn lashed out at Kyle after the England defender unveiled a pair of bespoke football boots bearing the names of each of his children – but not Kairo.
Girlfriend to John Stones
John Stones’ girlfriend Olivia Naylor always looks the part thanks to her thriving salon business
Olivia has established a successful business in Manchester and has her own salon near her Cheshire home
John Stones of England during the UEFA Nations League in June 2022
John Stones’s girlfriend is Olivia Naylor, a 31-year-old beautician. She has established a successful business in Manchester and has her own salon near her Cheshire home.
Her social media describes her as an expert in ‘brows, lash line, lip blush and microblading.’
Olivia took a step back from her work duties after giving birth to her son. Stones has a daughter with his ex, Millie Savage.
Mother-of-two Olivia first met the Manchester City defender in a nightclub. He is believed to have split with his childhood sweetheart Millie after meeting Olivia.
Olivia joined with the soccer star to help awareness of the plight of a two-year-old boy who is suffering from leukemia.
Girlfriend to Luke Shaw
Stunning Anouska Santos is often spotted in the crowd at Old Trafford cheering on left-back Luke Shaw
Luke Shaw and Anouska Santos at a black tie event. The couple gave birth to their first child, Storie, in May this year, after five years of dating
Manchester United’s Luke Shaw and his girlfriend Anouska Santos have welcomed a baby daughter this year, a sister for their son.
She is a fashion blogger with more than 50,000 Instagram followers and has recently posted from Paris, Dubai, Mykonos and Marbella.
Stunning Anouska is often spotted in the crowd at Old Trafford cheering on left-back Luke.
A proud mother, Anouska and Luke welcome their first child together – a son – Reign London, in November 2019.
Announcing her pregnancy, Anouska shared a picture of her scan along with a snap of her Luke. ‘I hope he’s just like you, with a little bit of me,’ she wrote.
Girlfriend to Declan Rice
Natural beauty Lauren Fryer, originally from Chessington, Greater London, is the girlfriend of West Ham defender Declan Rice
Lauren isn’t the only love of West Ham defender Declan Rice’s life – she shares his affections with their adorable Cockapoo Raffa
When Lauren celebrated her 19th birthday, Rice wrote on his Instagram account: ‘Happy 19th birthday to my gorgeous girlfriend Lauren Fryer. Looking forward to making many more memories with you, I love you.’
Declan Rice has dated childhood sweetheart Lauren Fryer, 22, since school days in East London.
She gave birth to their son Jude this summer and he revealed the good news in an inking on his arm while leading West Ham out.
Despite a preference for privacy, the couple let their hair down during a rare public appearance at the Reading Festival in 2021.
They were pictured rubbing shoulders with Liam Gallagher following his headline performance at the annual event.
The footballer joined the famed West Ham Academy as a child and studied at the Robert Clack School, in the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, the largest secondary school in Europe.
When he was crowned Young Player of the Year at the London Football Awards, she wrote on social media: ‘Couldn’t be more proud of my Dec winning young player of the year. You deserve everything and more.’
When Lauren celebrated her 19th birthday, Rice wrote on his Instagram account: ‘Happy 19th birthday to my gorgeous girlfriend Lauren Fryer. Looking forward to making many more memories with you, I love you.’
Lauren isn’t the only love of West Ham defender Declan Rice’s life – she shares his affections with their adorable Cockapoo Raffa.
It’s believed the couple welcomed the cute pup into their after a romantic trip to Paris.
Married to Harry Kane
Harry Kaen and wife Katie met as children at Chingford Foundation School in Waltham Forest. Pictured at the world Premiere of No Time To Die, at the Royal Albert Hall on September 28, 2021
Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane with wife Katie Goodland and their children Ivy, Vivienne Jane and Louis on the pitch on May 15, 2022
Harry Kane and his wife Katie welcomed daughter Ivy in 2017. Pictured shortly after Ivy’s arrival
The England star shares Ivy, five, Vivienne Jane, three, and Louis, one, with his childhood sweetheart wife Katie Goodland, 27. Pictured with their two eldest on May 12, 2019
The England captain is married to Katie and met while at school in Waltham Forest, East London.
The pair got engaged during July 2017, on a holiday in the Bahamas and married in 2019. They have three children, two daughters and a son.
She has 222,000 Instagram followers and regularly shows her support for England and his club Spurs.
However, Katie, who shuns the spotlight, did not make it to Russia to join his parents and is unlikely to travel to Qatar.
Girlfriend to Nick Pope
Along with several of the other WAGS, Shannon Horlock has kept an incredibly low profile. She met Burnley keeper Nick Pope in 2013 (pictured)
Along with several of the other WAGS, Shannon Horlock keeps an incredibly low profile. She met Burnley keeper Nick Pope in 2013.
On the couple’s three-year anniversary, Shannon posted on Facebook: ‘You make me feel happy, proud and loved every single day.’
Nick and Shannon prefer not to share much of their private life online, but it is thought they had a daughter together in 2019.
Fiancée to Aaron Ramsdale
In August 2022, Aaron Ramsdale announced his engagement to his girlfriend Georgina Irwin
In August 2022, Aaron Ramsdale announced his engagement to his girlfriend Georgina Irwin.
The Arsenal footballer revealed he had popped the question to his girlfriend of three years in a very lavish hotel proposal.
Revealing the news with his followers, Aaron shared a series of loved-up snaps from the moment in a gallery captioned: ‘Forever and always has a nice ring to it.’
The goalkeeper told how the couple got engaged in August as he wrote ‘11.08.22’ alongside the pictures of the romantic moment.
Aaron proposed to Georgina by erecting a huge lit sign which spelt out ‘marry me?’ and was surrounded by flowers and white balloons.
Georgina is a BA stewardess who also co-owns sportswear brand Gymnetix. Her Instagram page is littered with snaps from her travels and has shared snaps from luxury locations including Dubai, South Africa and the Bahamas.
Georgina shared the same selection of images as her fiance alongside the same caption with her 10,000 followers.
Fiancée to Ben White
Ben White and influencer Milly Adams announced their engagement in June 2022, after the footballer popped the question on May 29, during a sun-soaked trip
The £50million ace went public with the Instagram model, from Hertfordshire in February, with the pair posting pictures of themselves holding hands on their individual accounts
Ben White and influencer Milly Adams announced their engagement in June 2022, after the footballer popped the question on May 29, during a sun-soaked trip.
In a series of black and white photos shared with Instagram followers, Ben got down on one knee in front of a shocked Milly in the mystery location.
The influencer covered her face in disbelief whilst the England player knelt before her, surrounded by candles and rose petals.
Milly looked sensational as she slipped into a busty cropped top and matching draped skirt with a leggy thigh-high split.
In another photo, the happy couple showed off their adorable tattoos which read ‘I love you’, scrawled across their wrists in each others respective handwriting.
The £50million ace went public with the Instagram model, from Hertfordshire in February, with the pair posting pictures of themselves holding hands on their individual accounts.
Former Brighton defender Ben’s distinctive hand tattoos confirmed his identity, and it is believed the loved-up couple had been in a relationship for several weeks.
A source said at the time: ‘Ben and Milly are totally smitten with each other. They have been dating for a few weeks now, and are enjoying going spending time together in London.
‘It’s the first time Ben has gone public with a girlfriend on his Instagram, he knew their posts wouldn’t go unnoticed because he has such distinctive hand tattoos.
‘Milly is loving being wined and dined by Ben and the fact he was willing to show her off on his profile.’
Fiancée to Eric Dier
In November 2022, Eric Dier confirmed that he and his partner Anna Modler are engaged after he popped the question
His model fiancée, 24, took to Instagram on Friday to confirm her engagement to the Tottenham Hotspur’s star, 28
Eric Dier and Anna Modler. The couple recently became engaged
In November 2022, Eric Dier confirmed that he and his partner Anna Modler are engaged after he popped the question.
His model fiancée, 24, took to Instagram on Friday to confirm her engagement to the Tottenham Hotspur’s star, 28.
She revealed the exciting proposal by posting a sweet selfie of herself and Eric in a picturesque park.
In the sweet snap, the happy couple can be seen gleaming as they cuddled up to one another while Anna showed off her dazzling new engagement ring.
Anna captioned the sweet post with ‘I said ja’ and thousands of people were quick to congratulate the soon-to-be newlyweds.
The proposal comes just two months after the loved-up pair were reported to be dating.
According to The Daily Star, the happy couple met through mutual friends and their romance has blossomed since then.
A friend of the pair told The Sun: ‘Eric and Anna are blissfully happy. They have been seeing a lot of each other. Anna is smitten and has told friends Eric could be ‘the one’. They are getting serious, so watch this space.’
The South African beauty has been a regular fan at recent Spurs games, showing her support for Eric and his team, and previously told pals she is smitten and may have found ‘the one’.
Anna also took to social media in September to joke that she was the reason behind Spurs’ unbeaten start to the league season after attending their 6-2 home victory over Leicester.
Girlfriend to Kalvin Phillips
In February 2022, Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips marked his 12th Valentine’s Day with girlfriend Ashleigh Behan
The couple, who have two dogs, are clearly devoted – pictured together at Christmas in 2019
In February 2022, Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips marked his 12th Valentine’s Day with girlfriend Ashleigh Behan.
The stunner is a make-up artist based in Leeds and specialising in prom, bridal and evening make-up as well as ‘special effects’.
When Leeds won promotion to the Premier League, she wrote on social media: ‘The best night celebrating with my CHAMPION!!! What a team.’
The couple, who have two dogs, are clearly devoted; captioning his romantic Valentine’s Day post in 2021, Kalvin wrote: ‘Happy 11th Valentines to my love. Here’s to 11 more! I love you!’
While her business Facebook page is open, Ashleigh appears to be keen to keep her personal life out of the public eye, having made her Instagram account private – despite boasting 13,300 followers.
Girlfriend to Jack Grealish
Sasha Attwood is the childhood sweetheart of £100million Manchester City star Grealish, 26
Sasha Attwood is the childhood sweetheart of £100million Manchester City star Grealish, 26.
Model Sasha is said to be about to become a multi-millionaire in her own right after signing a deal with L’Oreal earlier this year, whose slogan is ‘Because you’re worth it’.
A source in April said: ‘Sasha is beautiful and popular and very much in demand. L’Oreal got in there last month.
‘She has a big social media following and is inundated with big offers, so they wanted to make sure they had her signed up.
‘She will star on adverts on digital platforms such as TikTok.’
Despite Jack having somewhat of a reputation as a playboy, last month Sasha shared a gushing tribute to the footballer as she marked his 27th birthday.
The beauty took to Instagram to upload a montage of loved-up images of the couple throughout their years together.
Captioning her sweet post, Sasha penned: ‘Happy birthday babe. Love you so much’.
Among the images were the couple sharing a kiss as they snapped a selfie in a lift together.
Fiancée to Marcus Rashford
Lucia has been seen supporting Marcus at football games over the years, including during the 2018 World Cup in Russia (pictured)
Lucia, who worked as an account executive for Manchester firm Sugar PR, is thought to have graduated in Advertising and Brand Management with first-class honours last summer
Marcus confirmed the news on Instagram, posting a picture of him and Lucia sharing a smooch while standing in front of a heart made of flowers
Marcus and Lucia met at Ashton on Mersey School in Greater Manchester when they were just 15-years-old.
Lucia has been seen supporting Marcus at football games over the years, including during the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Lucia, who worked as an account executive for Manchester firm Sugar PR, is thought to have graduated in Advertising and Brand Management with first-class honours last summer.
A LinkedIn page under her name says she attended Manchester University from 2014-2017.
Marcus popped the question to his significant other Lucia while they were on a romantic trip to Hollywood in May.
Marcus confirmed the news on Instagram, posting a picture of him and Lucia sharing a smooch while standing in front of a heart made of flowers.
Fiancée to Raheem Sterling’s
Beautiful Paige Milian has been unwavering in her support of partner Raheem Sterling despite their love life making headlines for all the wrong reasons
Paige and Sterling (seen on a sun-kissed holiday earlier this year) have set up a new company called Milian Property Group Ltd and she says they plan to add to their property portfolio
Beautiful Paige Milian has been unwavering in her support of partner Raheem Sterling despite their love life making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Mother to their sons Thiago and Thai-Cruz, the couple are engaged, proving they’ve put accusations of Sterling’s cheating – including with a high-class call girl – firmly behind them.
As well as a busy life as a mum, Paige is a successful property developer, completing her qualifications in 2018.
The property developer helped her footballing partner snap up an entire road of houses in Stockport in 2019.
Girlfriend to James Maddison
James Maddison and his girlfriend Kennedy Alexa
Leicester City footballer James Maddison and his model girlfriend Kennedy Alexa are believed to have been dating for over two years
Leicester City footballer James Maddison and his model girlfriend Kennedy Alexa are believed to have been dating for over two years.
It’s not clear how long the couple have been officially together, but they began posting photographs of each other on social media at the end of 2020.
Last year, the sports star got very friendly with a bevy of beauties in Ibiza, during an afternoon of partying with girls at Blue Marlin beach club, after missing out on being selected for the England Euro 2020 squad.
However weeks later, he and Kennedy welcomed a son named Leo, and new mother Kennedy, 27, shared an adorable photo of the little lad.
Posting a sweet snap of Leo to Instagram on Monday, the newborn could be seen bundled up in a grey blanket while nestled on a bed.
Telling fans she’s ‘never felt a love like it’ and making sure to mention her 24-year-old partner, the brunette beauty captioned her post: ‘Leo Cruz Maddison 7/31/21. never felt a love like it.’ [sic]