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Sunday 28 December 2014

In Pictures: World Cup WAGs and celebrities South Africa 2010

Sara Carbonero, girlfriend of Spanish team captain Iker Casillas arrival at Barajas Airport on July 12, 2010 in Madrid, Spain. Carbonero was travelling with the Spanish team as a journalist
Sara Carbonero, girlfriend of Spanish team captain Iker Casillas arrival at Barajas Airport on July 12, 2010 in Madrid, Spain. Carbonero was travelling with the Spanish team as a journalist
astian Schweinsteiger and girlfriend Sarah Brandner leave the airport after coming home from the World Cup 2010 in Southafrica on July 12, 2010 in Munich, Germany
Girlfriend of Iker Casillas of Spain, Sara Carbonero, attends the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Final match between Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City Stadium on July 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa
Colombian singer Shakira performs at the closing ceremony of the 2010 World Cup at Soccer City Stadium on July 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa
Colombian singer Shakira performs at the closing ceremony of the 2010 World Cup at Soccer City Stadium on July 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa
Girlfriend of Wesley Sneijder of the Netherlands, Yolanthe Cabau van Kasbergen, attends the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Final match between Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City Stadium on July 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa
Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas, right, warms up as his girlfriend, Spanish television broadcast journalist Sara Carbonero, foreground left, works from the sidelines before the World Cup final soccer match between the Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa
Sylvie Van der Vaart (C), wife of Rafael Van der Vaart of the Netherlands enjoys the atmosphere ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Final match between Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City Stadium on July 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa
Sylvie Van der Vaart, wife of Rafael Van der Vaart of the Netherlands enjoys the atmosphere ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Final match between Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City Stadium on July 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa
Sylvie Van der Vaart, wife of Rafael Van der Vaart of the Netherlands enjoys the atmosphere ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Final match between Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City Stadium on July 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa
Colombian pop star Shakira, center stage, performs during the closing ceremony ahead of the World Cup final soccer match between the Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa
Colombian singer Shakira poses for photographers as she attends an event at the Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa
Mick Jagger enjoys the atmosphere at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa
Colombian pop queen Shakira with local girls at a 1GOAL Education for All photo call during the FIFA 2010 World Cup on July 8, 2010 in Johannesburg
Colombian pop queen Shakira with local girls at a 1GOAL Education for All photo call during the FIFA 2010 World Cup
TV Presenter Sara Carbonero, girlfriend of Iker Casillas of Spain ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Semi Final match between Germany and Spain at Durban Stadium
TV Presenter Sara Carbonero, girlfriend of Iker Casillas of Spain ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Semi Final match between Germany and Spain at Durban Stadium
Melanie, girlfriend of Piotr Trochowski (R) during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Semi Final match between Germany and Spain at Durban Stadium on July 7, 2010
Bastian Schweinsteiger's girlfriend Sarah Brandner attends the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Semi Final match between Germany and Spain at Durban Stadium
Frank Lampard's girlfriend Christine Bleakley arrives at Heathrow Airport, London
Frank Lampard's girlfriend Christine Bleakley arrives at Heathrow Airport, London. The England team returned to the UK after a 4-1 defeat to Germany in the Round of 16 match in Bloemfontein, South Africa on Sunday
Frank Lampard's girlfriend Christine Bleakley arrives at Heathrow Airport, London. The England team returned to the UK after a 4-1 defeat to Germany in the Round of 16 match in Bloemfontein, South Africa on Sunday
TV presenter Christine Bleakley ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen match between Germany and England at Free State Stadium on June 27, 2010 in Bloemfontein, South Africa
TV presenter Christine Bleakley ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen match between Germany and England at Free State Stadium on June 27, 2010 in Bloemfontein, South Africa
TV presenter Christine Bleakley ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen match between Germany and England at Free State Stadium on June 27, 2010 in Bloemfontein, South Africa
TV presenter Christine Bleakley ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen match between Germany and England at Free State Stadium on June 27, 2010 in Bloemfontein, South Africa
Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger signs autographs at the England v Germany second round match, World Cup 2010
TV pundit Chris Kamara with fans ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen match between Germany and England at Free State Stadium on June 27, 2010 in Bloemfontein, South Africa
Toni Poole, wife of John Terry, ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen match between Germany and England at Free State Stadium on June 27, 2010 in Bloemfontein, South Africa
Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger pictured at the England v Germany second round match, World Cup 2010
Melanie (L) girlfriend of Piotr Trochowski, Silvia Meichel (C), girlfriend of Mario Gomez, and Anna Maria Lagerblom, girlfriend of Mesut Oezil attend the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen match between Germany and England at Free State Stadium on June 27, 2010 in Bloemfontein, South Africa
Bastian Schweinsteiger's girlfriend Sarah Brandner (C) and Silvia Meichel, girlfriend of Mario Gomez of Germany, during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen match between Germany and England at Free State Stadium on June 27, 2010 in Bloemfontein, South Africa
Christine Bleakley
Frank Lampard's other half could well be making an appearance in South Africa, although she may need to get some time off from her role as presenter of the BBC's One Show.
Abigail Clancy
Peter Crouch's girlfriend is considered one of the most prominent England WAGs, appearing in lads mags on a regular basis and making appearances on various television shows.
Victoria Beckham
Even though he's injured, David Beckham is going to the World Cup in a coaching capacity. So expect 'queen WAG' Victoria to be close behind.
Coleen Rooney
Coleen has a burgeoning media career, working as a fashion columnist and TV presenter. And as the wife of England's star asset Wayne she will find herself the centre of attention in South Africa
Alex Curran
During the 2006 World Cup, Steven Gerrard's wife was one of the most prominent WAGs in attendance, being followed by the paparazzi at every turn in Baden-Baden.
Melanie Slade
When Theo Walcott was called up for the 2006 World Cup at the age of 17, his other half was the youngest WAG in attendance. Four years have passed and Slade can expect to be considered among the chief girlfriends.
Sylvie van der Vaart
At times the WAG culture in England seems out of control, but the phenomenon isn't unique to our shores. The wives and girlfriends of the major foreign stars can also expect to regularly find themselves on camera while supporting their men. One such lady is Sylvie van der Vaart, the wife of Dutch midfielder Rafael. The former model turned to TV hosting, including the 2008 Fifa World Cup Player of the Year ceremony.
Nagore Aranburu
The wife of Spain star Xabi Alonso is considered among the most prominent WAGs for the pre-tournament favourites. The Spanish actress caused a rift between Alonso and Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez during the midfielder's time on Merseyside. She selfishly decided to give birth to their son Jontxu in the middle of a Champions League campaign, forcing Alonso to miss a match against Inter Milan.
Alena Seredova
Seredova is the girlfriend of Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. The former Miss Czech Republic has a clothing line and has featured in Penthouse magazine and Playboy.
Sarah Brandner
Brandner is considered 'queen of the WAGs' in Germany due to her relationship with German star Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Sarah Brandner, girlfriend of Bastian Schweinsteiger smiles ahead of the UEFA EURO 2008 Group B match between Croatia and Germany at Worthersee Stadion on June 12, 2008 in Klagenfurt, Austria
Sarah Brandner, girlfriend of German national player Bastian Schweinsteiger, presents the football euro-dirndl at Trachtenmoden Angermaier on June 6, 2008 in Munich, Germany. Brandner will work as TV-hostess during Euro 2008
Belen Rodriguez, girlfriend of Italian striker Marco Borriello, follows the group C match between the Netherlands and Italy in Bern, Switzerland, Monday, June 9, 2008, at the Euro 2008 European Soccer Championships in Austria and Switzerland. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
Sylvie van der Vaart, wife of Dutch player Rafael van der Vaart, looks on prior to the UEFA EURO 2008 Group C match between Netherlands and Romania at Stade de Suisse Wankdorf on June 17, 2008 in Berne, Switzerland
Alena Seredova, wife of Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon reacts during the group C match between France and Italy in Zurich, Switzerland, Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at the Euro 2008 European Soccer Championships in Austria and Switzerland. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Sylvia Klose, wife of Miroslav Klose is pictured ahead of the UEFA EURO 2008 semi-final match between Germany and Turkey at St. Jakob-Park on June 25, 2008 in Basel, Switzerland
Tereza Frankova, centre, girlfriend of Czech Republic's Milan Baros, waits for the beginning of the group A match between Czech Republic and Portugal in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at the Euro 2008 European Soccer Championships in Austria and Switzerland. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
Silvia, grilfriend of Mario Gomez is pictured ahead of the UEFA EURO 2008 Group B match between Croatia and Germany at Worthersee Stadion on June 12, 2008 in Klagenfurt, Austria
Clara Bierhoff, wife of Germany's team manager Oliver Bierhoff talks on the phone ahead of the UEFA EURO 2008 Group B match between Austria and Germany at Ernst Happel Stadion on June 16, 2008 in Vienna, Austria
Jenny, girlfriend of Simon Rolfes looks on ahead of the UEFA EURO 2008 Quarter Final match between Portugal and Germany at St. Jakob-Park on June 19, 2008 in Basel, Switzerland
Wives and girlfriends of the Swedish team are pictured ahead of the UEFA EURO 2008 Group D match between Sweden and Spain at Stadion Tivoli Neu on June 14, 2008 in Innsbruck, Austria
German national soccer team player Miroslav Klose, left, and his wife Sylvia Klose talk to FC Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, right, at their arrival at the airport near Munich, southern Germany, on Monday, June 30, 2008. (AP Photo/Uwe Lein)
Juergen Klinsmann, second from left, new coach of German first soccer division Bundesliga team FC Bayern Munich, welcomes German national soccer team players Phillip Lahm, and his girlfriend Claudia at their arrival at the airport near Munich, southern Germany, on Monday, June 30, 2008. Left is German chef Alfons Schuhbeck. (AP Photo/Uwe Lein)
Nicola (right) welcomes her boyfriend Philipp Lahm (left) of the German National Soccer team as he arrives at the Munich airport on June 30, 2008 in Munich, Germany. The players retourning home after it finished second in the Euro 2008 football championships the day before in Vienna
Sylvia (left) welcomes her husband Miroslav Klose (right) of the German National Soccer team as he arrives at the Munich airport on June 30, 2008 in Munich, Germany. The players retourning home after it finished second in the Euro 2008 football championships the day before in Vienna
Sarah Brandner pick up her boyfriend Bastian Schweinsteiger of the German National Soccer team as he arrives at the Munich airport on June 30, 2008 in Munich, Germany. The players were returning home after finishing second in the Euro 2008 football championships the day before in Vienna
Former German international football player Lothar Matthaeus and his girlfriend Kristina Liliana arrive prior to the UEFA EURO 2008 Final match between Germany and Spain at Ernst Happel Stadion on June 29, 2008 in Vienna, Austria
Sarah Brandner, girlfriend of Bastian Schweinsteiger looks on during the UEFA EURO 2008 Final match between Germany and Spain at Ernst Happel Stadion on June 29, 2008 in Vienna, Austria
Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock look on during the UEFA EURO 2008 Final match between Germany and Spain at Ernst Happel Stadion on June 29, 2008 in Vienna, Austria
Sarah Brandner, girlfriend of Bastian Schweinsteiger looks on during the UEFA EURO 2008 Final match between Germany and Spain at Ernst Happel Stadion on June 29, 2008 in Vienna, Austria
Jule (left), girlfriend of Rene Adler is pictured ahead of the UEFA EURO 2008 Final match between Germany and Spain at Ernst Happel Stadion on June 29, 2008 in Vienna, Austria
Sarah Brandner, girlfriend of Bastian Schweinsteiger looks on during the UEFA EURO 2008 Final match between Germany and Spain at Ernst Happel Stadion on June 29, 2008 in Vienna, Austria
Piotr Trochowski's girl friend Melanie during the UEFA EURO 2008 semi-final match between Germany and Turkey at St. Jakob-Park on June 25, 2008 in Basel, Switzerland
Viktoria Kuranyi, wife of German footballer Kevin Kuranyi during the UEFA EURO 2008 semi-final match between Germany and Turkey at St. Jakob-Park on June 25, 2008 in Basel, Switzerland
Daniele De Rossi of Italy's wife Tamara Pisnoli and daughter Gaia look on during the UEFA EURO 2008 quarter-final match between Spain and Italy at Ernst Happel Stadion on June 22, 2008 in Vienna, Austria
Sonia Amoruso, wife of Italian forward Alessandro Del Piero, waves prior to the quarter-final match between Spain and Italy in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, June 22, 2008, at the Euro 2008 European Soccer Championships in Austria and Switzerland. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Sylvie van der Vaart, wife of Dutch player Rafael van der Vaart points ahead of the UEFA EURO 2008 Quarter Final match between Netherlands and Russia at St. Jakob-Park on June 21, 2008 in Basel, Switzerland
Sarah Brandner, girlfriend of Bastian Schweinsteiger carries some drinks prior to the UEFA EURO 2008 Quarter Final match between Portugal and Germany at St. Jakob-Park on June 19, 2008 in Basel, Switzerland
Sylwia Klose, wife of Germany's Miroslav Klose, smiles after the quarter-final match between Portugal and Germany in Basel, Switzerland, Thursday, June 19, 2008, at the Euro 2008 European Soccer Championships in Austria and Switzerland. Germany defeated Portugal 3-2. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Conny Lehmann, wife of Germany's Jens Lehmann, is accompanied by an emergency doctor as she leaves the stands after the quarter-final match between Portugal and Germany in Basel, Switzerland, Thursday, June 19, 2008, at the Euro 2008 European Soccer Championships in Austria and Switzerland. Germany defeated Portugal 3-2. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Jenny (R), girlfriend of Simon Rolfes, Melanie (L), girlfriend of Piotr Trochowski and Sylvia (C), wife of Miroslav Klose look on after the UEFA EURO 2008 Quarter Final match between Portugal and Germany at St. Jakob-Park on June 19, 2008 in Basel, Switzerland
Sarah Brandner, girlfriend of Bastian Schweinsteiger celebrates after Germany defeated Portugal during the UEFA EURO 2008 Quarter Final match between Portugal and Germany at St. Jakob-Park on June 19, 2008 in Basel, Switzerland
Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger, right, kisses his girlfriend Sarah Brandner after the quarter-final match between Portugal and Germany in Basel, Switzerland, Thursday, June 19, 2008, at the Euro 2008 European Soccer Championships in Austria and Switzerland. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
French NBA basketball player Tony Parker, left, and actress Eva Longoria, right, are seen during the group C match between France and Italy in Zurich, Switzerland, Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at the Euro 2008 European Soccer Championships in Austria and Switzerland. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Alena Seredova, wife of Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, waits for the start of the group C match between the Netherlands and Italy in Bern, Switzerland, Monday, June 9, 2008, at the Euro 2008 European Soccer Championships in Austria and Switzerland. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
Alena Seredova, wife of Italian goalie Gianluigi Buffon, waits for the start of the group C match between the Netherlands and Italy in Bern, Switzerland, Monday, June 9, 2008, at the Euro 2008 European Soccer Championships in Austria and Switzerland. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
Sarah Brandner, girlfriend of German national player Bastian Schweinsteiger, presents the football euro-dirndl at Trachtenmoden Angermaier on June 6, 2008 in Munich, Germany. Brandner will work as TV-hostess during Euro 2008
Sarah Brandner, girlfriend of German national player Bastian Schweinsteiger, presents the football euro-dirndl at Trachtenmoden Angermaier on June 6, 2008 in Munich, Germany. Brandner will work as TV-hostess during Euro 2008
Sarah Brandner, girlfriend of German national player Bastian Schweinsteiger, presents the football euro-dirndl at Trachtenmoden Angermaier on June 6, 2008 in Munich, Germany. Brandner will work as TV-hostess during Euro 2008

Despite Fabio Capello banning WAGs from the England camp, some of football's most famous other halves still managed to light up the World Cup of 2010

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