THEY are our old foes – and it’s important to know who we’re facing when England meet Germany in the Euros on Tuesday.
No, not on the pitch, off it. Will our Three Lions Wags meet their match with the German Frauen?
Here, Kate Jackson puts them head to head.
You’re willkommen . . .
OK, OK, it’s not unusual for a footballer to date a model . . .
ENGLAND: Waving the St George’s flag we have Chloe Wealleans-Watts, 21, midfielder Mason Mount’s glamorous girlfriend. She is signed to Storm Models, the agency that brought us supermodels Kate Moss and Cindy Crawford. Chloe and Mason, 22, who plays for Chelsea, have been dating since 2017.
GERMANY: Our old football rivals have pulled out a trump card with Izabel Goulart, a Victoria’s Secret model who has also posed for Sports Illustrated magazine.
The 36-year-old Brazilian, who has 4.6million followers on Instagram, has been with German goalie Kevin Trapp, 30, for five years and the couple are now engaged.
Izabel once said the pair have sex four or five times a week, but added: “If he has played an important game and his team loses, I can make myself beautiful, have my nails done and wear my best lingerie and there still won’t be any sex.”
SCORE: England 1 – Germany 2.
THE CHILDHOOD WONDERS
BOTH squads, rather sweetly, boast several couples who have known each other since childhood.
ENGLAND: There are a lot of long-term couples in Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020 squad. Megan Davison, 25, and Three Lions goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 27, started dating as teenagers.
Harry Kane, 27, and his wife, Kate, also 27, met at school and became a couple soon afterwards. Sasha Attwood, 25, has come back into the game after a brief absence.
She met Aston Villa attacking midfielder Jack Grealish, also 25, at St Peter’s Roman Catholic Secondary School in Solihull, West Mids. The pair have reunited after a short “rocky patch” and Jack considers Sasha his “secret weapon” off the pitch.
GERMANY: Sophia Weber, above, has known Kai Havertz, 22, since the pair were children. The 22-year-old went on to the pitch to celebrate the Chelsea defender’s Champions League win against Man City in May, but Sophia normally prefers to avoid the limelight.
Defender Marcel Halstenberg, 29, has known his wife Franziska since they were 13. They married in 2017 and have a two-year-old daughter.
SCORE: England 3 – Germany 2.
THE NEW SIGNINGS
HERE are relative newcomers to the Wag world.
ENGLAND: Olivia Naylor, left, joined the Wag line-up in 2019. Her fella, John Stones, 27, was previously dating Millie Savage, who cheered the Man City ace on at the last World Cup.
Olivia, 32, runs a salon in Cheshire and met John in a nightclub.
GERMANY: Stunning model Sandra Jerze is thought to have hooked up with Bayern Munich’s Serge Gnabry, 25, early last year. The 23-year-old Ethiopian-Swiss model has tried her hand at acting in a music video.
SCORE: England 1 – Germany 1.
THE BUSINESS END
THESE other halves have their own flourishing businesses.
ENGLAND: Ashleigh Behan, 25, has been dating Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips, also 25, who set up the winning goal against Croatia, for 11 years.
She is a make-up artist specialising in bridal and proms beauty.
Paige Milian, 25, fiancée of Raheem Sterling, 26, who scored the goal against Croatia, is mum to their two children and runs Milian Property Group.
GERMANY: Cathy Hummels, 33, the wife of centre back Mats, 32, is an author with books on yoga and happiness as well as a sugar-free cookbook. She took part in the German version of Strictly in 2015, partnering with Marius Lepure – aka Mr Oti Mabuse.
SCORE: England 3 – Germany 1.
BEING a Wag isn’t a full-time job for these ladies. They have other passions.
ENGLAND: Mia McClenaghan, 21, is dating Chelsea’s Reece James, also 21. She has just finished her law degree at London’s Royal Holloway University.
Sheffield stunner Fern Hawkins, 26, who has two daughters with Manchester United defender Harry Maguire, 28, got a first-class degree in science and physiotherapy.
GERMANY: Lisa Muller, 31, above, who married midfielder Thomas Muller, 31, in 2009, is a semi-professional equestrian who works on a farm. She has her own stables where she breeds horses.
SCORE: England 2 – Germany 1.
THESE footie partners have loads of followers on Instagram.
ENGLAND: She’s married to the England captain, so no wonder Kate Kane, above left, takes the lead on social media. The personal trainer regularly updates her 162,000 followers with glimpses into their home life with three children, including trips to Lapland and building dens.
GERMANY: Sophie Christin, 24, above, wife of German goalie Bernd Leno, loves to travel and update her 73,000 followers from exotic locations. The pair married in August last year in Dusseldorf.
Hot on her heels is Maria Cataleya, with nearly 50,000 followers. She is dating Borussia Dortmund’s Emre Can, 27.
SCORE: England 1 – Germany 0.
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