England’s WAGs jet off to Qatar with mountains of luggage to join Three Lions heroes ahead of World Cup 2022 kick off
ENGLAND’S team of Wags are on their way to the World Cup in Qatar – with an extraordinary number of suitcases.
The glamorous group arrived at Manchester Airport this morning to catch a specially chartered British Airways flight.
Megan Pickford was spotted carrying a doll with hubby Jordan’s face on it whilst Jack Grealish’s girlfriend Sasha Attwood wheeled in TWELVE suitcases.
Harry Maguire’s wife, Fern, was also there along with Kyle Walker’s model missus, Annie.
The group excitedly hugged one another as they checked-in ahead of the long flight to Doha for football’s biggest international tournament.
They are due to touch down tonight ahead of the Three Lions’ opening match against Iran on Monday.
The Wags will board the MSC World Europa, a £1billion luxury cruise liner, where they will stay during the tournament.
And the glamorous set are so confident their men can go all the way they packed their cases to the brim.
Sources say they plan to “bunk down” in shared cabins for “safety in numbers” amid security fears.
But the cabins are far too small to house the volume of clothes, handbags, shoes and accessories they are taking.
A separate hold room has since been made available for them to use as a ‘walk-in wardrobe’ whilst they are there.
A source said: “They’re not travelling lightly, that’s for sure.
“And they intend to do some shopping when they arrive, so the extra space is going to come in handy.
“They’ve got a company on hire that will provide a luxury chauffeur 24/7 and personal assistants.
“Personal shoppers will also be on hand once they arrive to tend to all of their retail needs.
“They’ll also have a team of beauticians and hairdressers on standby to get them glammed up before hitting the city’s shops.”
The Wags kicked-off the celebrations early last night with a footie themed dinner party complete with champagne, balloons and banners, at one of their homes.
A Michelin-starred chef catered for the send-off with national dishes from all over the world.
But once they arrive in Doha they will be under strict instructions to keep the boozing to an absolute minimum.
And they will be closely guarded by a team of private security guards – believed to be paid for by their multi-millionaire footie loves.
‘NOT ABOVE THE LAW’
The Wags sat through a presentation spelling out the do’s and don’ts by the Football Association in September ahead of England’s 3-3 Nations League draw with Germany.
They were told to respect the rules and warned: “You are not above the law”.
The Wags must “dress modestly” in public and at stadiums and are not allowed to engage in any public displays of affection.
Some of them even hired a personal stylist to help them cover up in the strict Islamic nation.
Anouska Santos, Luke Shaw’s partner, John Stones’s pregnant girlfriend Olivia Naylor and Marcus Rashford’s fiancée Lucia Loi all sought help from Connie Jones.
She kitted them out with designer clothing, make-up and jewellery after low-cut tops, skimpy tight shorts and revealing skirts were banned.
One source said: “Connie leaves nothing to chance and has examined their itinerary and desired outfits which will fit into situations such as visits to restaurants or even when they are in the gym.
“This World Cup is very different from the last one in Russia four years ago where the players wives and girlfriends could show off their bodies and figures in items such as denim shorts and skimpy tops.
“The women know that they are going to be photographed wherever they go and they understand that it helps them on their social media profiles so they have to look the best.
“The last thing they want is to offend anybody in Qatar. They have a lot of self-respect and want to show the same respect to the people there but at the same time enjoy themselves.
“What we are going to see at this World Cup is a new style of WAG. They are going to look amazing everywhere they go.”
They must not drink alcohol or swear in public, play loud music, sing, shout or act “inappropriately” during the call to prayer.
Littering, which is illegal in Qatar and punishable by a fine of up to £6,000 and a year in prison, is also forbidden.
And they were warned taking selfies outside government buildings was strictly off limits – and likely to lead to police action.
The presentation ended with the words: “With that said, do have fun!”