Meet the World Cup WAGS – from a professional karate expert to an ex-Hooters waitress and a stunning Miss Belgium

    WITH less than three weeks until the World Cup kicks off in Qatar, it’s not just the planet’s top soccer stars who are gearing up to try to beat the rest and be crowned the best – but their wives and girlfriends are too.

    From November 20, the glamorous WAGs from all over the globe will be facing off in the stands as they cheer on their famous footballer fellas in the ultimate footie and fashion showdown – but do you know who they are?

    It's less than three weeks until the 2022 World Cup kicks off in Qatar

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    It’s less than three weeks until the 2022 World Cup kicks off in QatarCredit: AFP

    From the wife who is a karate expert to an ex-Hooters waitress, former beauty queens and acting stars, here is your ultimate guide to the 2022 World Cup WAGs.

    Argentina

    Oriana Sabatini is one of Argentina’s biggest pop stars and has been compared to Madonna

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    Oriana Sabatini is one of Argentina’s biggest pop stars and has been compared to MadonnaCredit: instagram/ orianasabatini
    Oriana has been dating Roma and Argentina forward Paulo Dybala since they met at an Ariana Grande in concert in 2017

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    Oriana has been dating Roma and Argentina forward Paulo Dybala since they met at an Ariana Grande in concert in 2017Credit: AP:Associated Press

    ORIANA Sabatini is unlikely to stray from the spotlight in Qatar, as she is one of Argentina’s biggest pop stars and has been compared to Madonna.

    The stunning 26-year-old girlfriend of Roma and Argentina forward Paulo Dybala is also a model and actress, and niece of tennis star Gabriela Sabatini.

    She met 28-year-old Paulo while supporting Ariana Grande in concert in 2017.

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    England

    Sasha Attwood is the high school sweetheart of England and Man City star Jack Grealish

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    Sasha Attwood is the high school sweetheart of England and Man City star Jack Grealish
    Jack and Sasha have reportedly just closed the deal on a £5.6million mansion in the North West

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    Jack and Sasha have reportedly just closed the deal on a £5.6million mansion in the North WestCredit: Getty

    WITH past cheating allegations aplenty (him, not her), England and Man City star Jack Grealish may be hoping for an easier time on the pitch at the World Cup than he has had away from it.

    Jack, 27, has been with his former school sweetheart Sasha Attwood for years and they have reportedly just closed the deal on a £5.6million mansion in the North West.

    Meanwhile Sasha, 26, has signed to an A-list modelling agency and is believed to have secured a multi-million-pound deal with L’Oreal.

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    Belgium

    Noémie Happart won the Miss Belgium title in 2013 and was a runner-up in the Miss World and Miss Universe contests the same year

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    Noémie Happart won the Miss Belgium title in 2013 and was a runner-up in the Miss World and Miss Universe contests the same yearCredit: instagram/noemiehappart
    Noémie has been married to winger Yannick Carrasco for five years

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    Noémie has been married to winger Yannick Carrasco for five yearsCredit: AFP

    LIKE her husband, winger Yannick Carrasco, Noémie Happart is also used to representing her county on the international stage.

    After winning the Miss Belgium title in 2013, the 29-year-old model was a runner-up in the Miss World and Miss Universe contests the same year.

    Noémie hit headlines when Yannick, also 29, scored a goal in the 2016 UEFA Champions League final, then ran into the crowd and kissed her.

    They have been married for five years.

    Spain

    Pilar Rubio is married to Spain's Sergio Ramos and has 8.6million social media followers

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    Pilar Rubio is married to Spain’s Sergio Ramos and has 8.6million social media followersCredit: Splash
    Pilar and Sergio married three years ago after dating for a decade

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    Pilar and Sergio married three years ago after dating for a decadeCredit: Getty – Contributor

    SERGIO Ramos’s wife will certainly be ready for the World Cup spotlight – as she is a TV presenter back home in Spain.

    Pilar Rubio, 44, keeps her 8.6million social media followers entertained with a mix of lingerie shots and adrenalin sports such as skydiving and waterskiing.

    The mum of four has been married for three years and previously dated PSG defender Sergio, 36, for a decade.

    Uruguay

    Uruguay striker Luis Suarez is married to Sofia Balbi, who he met when he was a 15-year-old street sweeper

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    Uruguay striker Luis Suarez is married to Sofia Balbi, who he met when he was a 15-year-old street sweeper
    Luis and Sofia have three children

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    Luis and Sofia have three childrenCredit: Getty

    URUGUAY striker Luis Suarez described wife Sofia Balbi as the “girl of my life”.

    They met when he was a 15-year-old street sweeper in Montevideo, and in their late teens they had a long-distance relationship after she moved to Spain.

    When Sofia, now 32, isn’t posing with her three kids on social media, she is snapped cheering for Luis, 35.

    Poland

    Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski's wife Anna is a professional karate expert

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    Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski’s wife Anna is a professional karate expertCredit: Getty – Contributor
    Robert has been married to Anna since 2013

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    Robert has been married to Anna since 2013Credit: Getty

    IT might not be wise to yell anything nasty about Poland and Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski in the stadium – because his wife is a professional karate expert.

    Anna Lewandowska, 34, earned three World Championship medals before becoming a nutritionist and launching her own cosmetics line.

    She has been married to Robert, also 34, since 2013.

    France

    Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is dating former Hooters waitress Jordan Ozuna

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    Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is dating former Hooters waitress Jordan OzunaCredit: Getty
    Jordan supported her partner’s club-level football matches and was there when he won the Ballon d’Or in October

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    Jordan supported her partner’s club-level football matches and was there when he won the Ballon d’Or in OctoberCredit: AFP

    KARIM Benzema has scored some beauties on the pitch – and off it too, it seems.

    The 34-year-old Real Madrid striker is dating Jordan Ozuna, 32, a former Los Angeles Hooters waitress who is now a rising star in the modelling world.

    She has supported her partner’s club-level football matches and was there when he won the Ballon d’Or in October, alongside Benzema’s ex-girlfriend Cora Gauthier.

    Germany

    Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller is married to semi-professional equestrian Lisa

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    Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller is married to semi-professional equestrian LisaCredit: Instagram/ @lisa.mueller.official
    Thomas co-owns a horse named Dave with wife Lisa

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    Thomas co-owns a horse named Dave with wife LisaCredit: Getty

    UNLIKE the stereotypical Wag, it’s clear that Lisa Muller doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty by doing a hard day’s work.

    That’s because the 33-year-old works on a farm and is a semi-professional equestrian.

    She has won medals for dressage events and co-owns a horse named Dave with her husband, Bayern Munich star Thomas, 33, whom she wed in 2009.

    Netherlands

    Model Annekee Molenaar is the daughter of former Ajax defender Keje Molenaar

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    Model Annekee Molenaar is the daughter of former Ajax defender Keje MolenaarCredit: instagram/annekeemolenaar
    Annekee has been dating Bayern Munich star Matthijs de Ligt, since 2018

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    Annekee has been dating Bayern Munich star Matthijs de Ligt, since 2018Credit: Getty

    AS the daughter of former Ajax defender Keje Molenaar, model Annekee Molenaar is certainly used to spending time in the soccer stands.

    She works with Hugo Boss and Armani and has dated her boyfriend, Netherlands and Bayern Munich star Matthijs de Ligt, since 2018.

    This summer they featured on the cover of Vogue Living’s Young Love special.

    Last week 23-year-old Annekee flashed her bum in a nude black and white photo on Instagram.

    Portugal

    Georgina Rodriguez is mother to two of Cristiano Ronaldo's six children and has 30 million fans on Instagram

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    Georgina Rodriguez is mother to two of Cristiano Ronaldo’s six children and has 30 million fans on InstagramCredit: Getty
    Georgina met the Portugal and Man United wonderboy while working as his personal shopper at Gucci

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    Georgina met the Portugal and Man United wonderboy while working as his personal shopper at GucciCredit: AP

    SHE was the woman who showed she could tame Cristiano Ronaldo – and even he admitted his surprise that it was getting “so serious”.

    Now Argentinian-born model Georgina Rodriguez is mother to two of his six children, has 30 million fans on Instagram and even a documentary about her life on Netflix.

    She met the Portugal and Man United wonderboy while working as his personal shopper at Gucci.

    The 28-year-old is also a talented ballerina and performs at events.

    Brazil

    Raiane Lima is an influencer and the girlfriend of Arsenal and Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus

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    Raiane Lima is an influencer and the girlfriend of Arsenal and Brazil striker Gabriel JesusCredit: raianelima8/instagram
    Raiane and Gabriel welcomed daughter Helena in May this year

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    Raiane and Gabriel welcomed daughter Helena in May this yearCredit: Getty

    INFLUENCER Raiane Lima’s relationship with Arsenal and Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus was hit last year by false claims that she had had a fling with a married Brazilian MP.

    But since the birth of their daughter Helena in May this year 21-year-old Raiane has deluged her 374,000 Insta-gram fans with loving snaps of the couple and their newborn.

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    WALES

    Emma Rhys-Jones is the wife of Welsh wonderboy Gareth Bale

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    Emma Rhys-Jones is the wife of Welsh wonderboy Gareth Bale
    Emma grew up two miles from Gareth and they attended the same secondary school

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    Emma grew up two miles from Gareth and they attended the same secondary schoolCredit: Getty

    THE wife of 33-year-old Welsh wonderboy Gareth Bale will be rooting for him in probably his last international campaign.

    Childhood sweetheart Emma Rhys-Jones, 31, grew up two miles from her future husband and they attended the same secondary school.

    They married three years ago and have four kids – Alba Violet, Nava Valentina, Axel and Xander.

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