For some, the most interesting thing about an international football tournament like Euro 2016 aren’t the matches or stars. Instead, they’re looking forward to see WAGs: The women behind the men playing on the pitch.
Some of them, like Shakira, are as or more famous than the footballers they’re married to or dating. You can say the same for Ana Ivanovic and Bastian Schweinsteiger, a more recent couple. And there are names that don’t often show up on these list, because the players they’re attached to is only making their big tournament debut.
Viktoria Varga, Polly Parsons, Montana Yorke, Marina Luczenko and many, many more.
It should be a great tournament, despite the security concerns and the addition of eight sides to the usual 16 we’ve seen in recent years. It should also be great looking at these lovely ladies in the stands, with broadcast directors surely keeping their eyes open for the moment they need to put a camera on one of them.
Viktoria Varga (Graziano Pelle, Southampton & Italy)
Polly Parsons (Thomas Vermaelen, Barcelona & Belgium)
Montana Yorke (Andre Schurrle, Wolfsburg & Germany)
Ann-Kathrin Brommel (Mario Gotze, Bayern Munich & Germany)
Marina Luczenko (Wojciech Szczesny, Roma & Poland)
Sam Cooke (Chris Smalling, Manchester United & England)
Pilar Rubio (Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid & Spain)
Ludivine Kadri Sagna (Bacary Sagna, Manchester City & France)
Ana Ivanovic (Bastian Schweinsteiger, Manchester United & Germany)
Edurne (David de Gea, Manchester United & Spain)
Sara Carbonero (Iker Casillas, Porto & Spain)
Anna Lewandowska (Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich & Poland)
Lena Gercke (Sami Khedira, Juventus & Germany)
Hazel O’Sullivan (Andros Townsend, Newcastle & England)
Noemie Happart (Yannick Carrasco, Atletico Madrid & Belgium)
Alexandra Ivarsdottir (Gylfi Sigurðsson, Swansea & Iceland
Shakira (Gerard Pique, Barcelona & Spain)