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