GERMANY’S preparations for the World Cup are threatening to be thrown into disarray over the chaos involved in bringing the team’s Wags along.
With many hotels in the country already fully booked owing to the tournament, the German team are in ‘despair’ over the logistics of the operation and will hold crisis talks to resolve the situation.
It means the likes of Sandra Jerze (Serge Gnabry), Izabel Goulart (Kevin Trapp), Sara Afraoui (Ilkay Gundogan) and Sophia Weber (Kai Havertz) could face not being alongside their partners at the tournament.
According to Bild, many of the players want to take their families along with them to the tournament, but the cost of locating accommodation now looks set to be very high.
Head coach Hansi Flick also wants to bring them along due to believing there is a ‘feel-good atmosphere with the families.’
A number of high-profile players, notably Manuel Neuer, Thomas Muller, and Joshua Kimmich will attend a meeting with the German team hierarchy later this week.
Kimmich has already gone on record with comments surrounding the inclusion of Wags at the World Cup.
He said: “In general, many friends and family would come along, but it is very, very difficult as far as hotels are concerned – which I have noticed.
“I hope a little bit on the DFB that you can do something there. As a private person, it’s not so easy to get hotels.
“A World Cup is a huge thing for friends and family and of course I like to have my family with me.
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“But I don’t know how it can be implemented in the end.”
However, the Wags are not expected to remain with the team throughout the entirety of the tournament, with the DFB believing it could disturb the team’s focus.
England’s own team of Wags have already sorted out their luxury accommodation after booking in at Banana Island.
The resort boasts £6,000-a-night Chalets, as well as five-bed villas perfect for those travelling with families.
However, England fans will be disappointed to know beer will not be permitted during games unless it is non-alcoholic Budweiser Zero.