England’s Wags to fly into Qatar tomorrow after throwing World Cup themed bash tonight
ENGLAND’S team of Wags fly into Qatar today – after throwing a World Cup themed party at home.
They are due to touch down in Doha tonight ahead of the Three Lions opening match against Iran on Monday.
And they’ve been offered a separate room on a luxury cruise ship to use as a walk-in wardrobe as their cabins are not big enough for all their clothes, shoes and handbags.
The glamorous set are so confident their men can go all the way they packed their cases to the brim.
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.
The Wags will board the MSC World Europa, a £1billion luxury cruise liner, where they will stay during the tournament.
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 source said the Wags, including Fern Maguire, Megan Pickford, Kyle Walker’s Annie Kilner and Jack Grealish’s Sasha Attwood, would be driven around Doha in high-end Mercedes, Rolls Royces and Bentleys.
And some of them have even booked an open ticket home – in the hope England can make it to the final on December 18.
The Wags kicked-off the celebrations early last night with a footie themed dinner party at one of their homes – before heading to the airport.
A Michelin-starred chef catered for the send-off with national dishes from all over the world.
They had champagne, balloons and banners.
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.
They will be joined in Qatar by players’ family members who are expected to stay at the five-star Marsa Malaz Kempinski.
Coaches will be laid on to ferry them to the Khalifa International Stadium for tomorrow’s group opener.
But as England progress through the tournament some of the Wags have eyed up a £40,000-a-night stay at the Ritz Carlton’s five-star Sharq Village and Spa.
Up to 10 of them are looking to share the cost of the luxurious Royal Villa which boasts ocean views, a chef’s kitchen and 24-hour butler service.
Various spa treatments on offer include a £170 stress relief massage – should England be taken to penalties – and a £400 facial to ease any tension.
The Wags also want a day at the races cheering on camels.
And a trip to Pearl Island is also on the cards – with endless boutique shops selling luxury clothes, handbags and jewellery.
But they have been warned to be on their best behaviour.
They 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 were so worried they hired Connie Jones, who runs the Connie Personal Shopping Company, to tailor their outfits.
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.
“She is highly trusted and thought of by the women and has contacts to source the latest fashions and clothing so that the women look the best.
“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.”
Connie has more than 50,000 followers on Instagram and they include Jordan Pickford’s wife Megan, Jack Grealish’s girlfriend Sasha Attwood, Kieran Trippier’s wife Charlotte, Kalvin Phillips’ girlfriend Ashleigh Behan and Declan Rice’s partner Lauren Fryer.
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!”
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