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The ‘WAGs’ to watch out for at the FIFA World Cup

These women are no mere “WAGS” but power players in their own right

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As their partners take to the pitch at the FIFA World Cup 2014, the wives and girlfriends of international football stars are being launched into the media spotlight.

These women are no mere “WAGS” but power players in their own right and the question remains; will they be on the sidelines to support their other half as the world cheers on?

Shakira and Gerard Piqué

Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira has been in a relationship with Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué since 2010, Elle magazine reports.

Last January, the pair welcomed their first child together, a son they named Milan.

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Irina Shayk and Cristiano Ronaldo

Russian Sports Illustrated model Irina Shayk has been dating Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo since 2010. The couple recently posed, with Ronaldo nude, for the cover of Vogue España.

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Jourdan Dunn and Daniel Sturridge

Model Jourdan Dunn is reportedly dating England striker Daniel Sturridge. Dunn has a three-year-old son called Riley from a previous relationship.

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Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau and Wesley Sneijder

Spanish-Dutch actress and TV personality Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau married the Netherlands’ Wesley Sneijder in 2010. She is also pursuing acting career and in Michael Bay’s Pain and Gain alongside Mark Wahlberg last year.

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Kimberly Crew and Joe Hart

Beautician Kimberly Crew and England goalkeeper Joe Hart have been together for about five years, according to Elle magazine.

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Edurne and David de Gea

Spanish pop star Edurne, 28, is dating Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 23.

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Fanny Neguesha and Mario Balotelli

Belgian model Fanny Neguesha has reportedly been dating Italian striker Mario Balotelli on and off for a couple of years.

Just last month, Neguesha claimed she was single but Elle magazine now reports that Balotelli and Neguesha recently became engaged.

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Michela Quattrociocche and Alberto Aquilani

Italian actress Michela Quattrociocche married Italy’s Alberto Aquilani in 2012, and the couple had their first child together in 2011.

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Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard

TV personality Christine Bleakley has been dating England’s Frank Lampard since 2009.

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Coleen Rooney and Wayne Rooney

Coleen Rooney began dating England’s Wayne Rooney when they were both 16. They married in 2008 and have two sons together.

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