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Wags left in tears as they return home from the World Cup

Posted June 29, 2010 By World Cup Wags

ENGLAND’S Wags, left in tears on the terraces following Englands exit from the World Cup have returned home.

Former One Show presenter had turned up to cheer on her boyfriend Frank Lampard in the match in South Africa but left with that sinking feeling of a brewing England argument between Fabio, the players and the fans..

Television presenter Christine Bleakley, girlfriend of England midfielder Frank Lampard, attends the 2010 World Cup second round soccer match between England and Germany at Free State stadium in Bloemfontein June 27, 2010. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

Christine joined for the crunch game against Germany by John Terry’s wife Toni Poole and Ellie Darby, girlfriend of defender Matthew Upson but the Wags’ support failed to lift the England players, who crashed out 4-1 to their arch rivals Germany. Similarly, Joe Cole’s wife Carly probably hoped her break could have lasted a little longer than just a few days in the country.

John Terry’s wife Toni, Matthew Upson’s girlfriend Ellie Darby and Glen Johnson’s wife Laura were all seen heading back yesterday.

The WAGs were partially blamed for England’s poor showing at the 2006 World Cup, which led to Capello ‘requesting’ that they stay away from the team during the opening games but there’s sure to be an inquisition as to whether or not the WAGS would have helped the team if they turned up in force.

But, It’s not just the WAGs though with their heads in their hands. Teacher Thomas Jones, from Preston, Lancashire, who left after 80 minutes from watching the game on the big screen in Manchester, said the England players should “hang their heads in shame”.

The 28-year-old added: “They think they are world class players but their performances don’t justify their massive salaries. I am embarrassed to be English today.”

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£9000 goodie bags for WAGs to attend cocktail party

Posted June 21, 2010 By World Cup Wags

WAGS have all the luck and it seems all the lifestyle that South Africa has to offer..

According to the Daily Mail England’s World Cup WAGs have been branded ‘disgusting’ after it emerged they will each receive £9,000-worth of jewellery, clothes and holidays – in exchange for attending a cocktail party in poverty-hit South Africa.

WAGs will be WAGs though and did we really think they would turn their heads to such large sums of money and a good cocktail party to boot??

The cocktail party is being hosted by South African cosmetics giant Optiphi who said that four WAGS will attend its promotional cocktail party in Pretoria on Friday grabbing the £9000 party bag in the process.

The company will give each WAG £9,000-worth of jewellery, dresses, shoes, beauty products and holidays.
Sex And The City dress designer Eric Way will be hosting a fashion show at the event.

Among the the WAGS expected to attend are the three players’ partners staying in Sun City – Emily Heskey’s fiancee Chantelle Tagoe, 27, Michael Carrick’s wife Lisa, 29, and Matthew Upson’s girlfriend Ellie Darby, 26.

Other WAGS now in South Africa include Glen Johnson’s wife Laura, with Peter Crouch’s girlfriend Abbey Clancy, 24.

34995, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Saturday October 17 2009. Tottenham Hotspurs striker Peter Crouch and fiancee Abbey Clancy enjoy a very late night out at London's Movida nightclub. The tired-looking couple left the club at around 4am, with Abbey sticking her head out of the sunroof of her chauffeur-driven vehicle, for a post-club, open air dance. Miss Clancy then proffered an obscene gesture to photographers before being driven off into the night. Photograph: © Ringo, PacificCoastNews.com

TV’s WAGS expert Lizzie Cundy, a friend of the England partners and a World Cup reporter for GMTV, Sky News and Five News, confirmed: ‘It’s true – Optiphi is giving four girls almost £10,000 of goodies each.
‘It contains bespoke jewellery, designer dresses and even a safari holiday if they want to come back to South Africa.’

An Optiphi spokeswoman said: ‘Eric Way and four of the England wives and girlfriends will be visiting us, having a pampering session and finishing the day with a cocktail evening with fashion designers.
‘We want to show the hospitality of South Africa towards England.

‘So each England players’ partner will receive goody bags with items to the value of 100,000 Rand (£9,000) at our cocktail evening.

‘They will each receive products from the sponsors including designer clothing, shoes, a safari and skincare products.

‘Four England players’ partners will receive the gifts, although we have not finalised which partners will receive them as yet.

‘We’re hosting a charity event and auction, will funds raised going to the Hear For Life 94.7 charity, which helps deaf children receive cochlear implants to regain hearing.

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