And the WAGS go WILD! Wives and girlfriends of England stars cheer on Three Lions as they storm ahead to a 3-0 lead against Senegal in crucial World Cup match
- WAGS take their place in the stands in Doha for England’s game against Senegal
- Harry Kane’s wife Katie Goodland and Harry Maguire’s partner Fern Hawkins donned Three Lions shirts
- Other WAGS present include Bukayo Saka’s girlfriend Tolami Benson
The wives and girlfriends of England stars are going wild as they cheer on the Three Lions who are storming ahead with a 3-0 lead against Senegal.
Phil Foden’s partner Rebecca Cooke and Jordan Pickford’s partner Megan Davison erupted in cheers and leapt up from their seats as England took the lead.
Harry Kane’s wife Katie Goodland and Harry Maguire’s partner Fern Hawkins donned Three Lions shirts as they cheered on England from the stands in Doha this evening.
Both Jack Grealish‘s partner Sasha Attwood and Jordan Pickford‘s partner Megan Davison looked optimistic, smiling and clapping even as the tense battle began.
Other WAGS who have turned out include Bukayo Saka’s girlfriend Tolami Benson, Eric Dier’s fiancee Anna Modler and Conor Coady’s wife Amie.
The wives and girlfriends were seen erupting in cheers as the team finished the first half 2-0 with Jordan Henderson and Kane scoring the goals – and Saka went on to score a third goal just as the second half began.
Katie Goodland, wife of England’s Harry Kane, (centre) pictured in the stands before the big game
Marcus Rashford’s partner Lucia Loi (left) cheering for England
Loud applause greeted the substitutions which brought England’s goal heroes Marcus Rashford and Jack Grealish on to the field for the game against Senegal with the score line at 3-0.
The noise level in the cheers and applause of appreciation for Bukayo Saka as he was substituted was only a little lower than had been sparked by his goal some minutes earlier. Phil Foden was also substituted.
Bukayo Saka replaced Marcus Rashford in England’s starting line-up for their World Cup last-16 clash against Senegal, with Raheem Sterling unavailable due to a family matter.
The return of Saka in place of three-goal leading scorer Rashford was the only change Gareth Southgate made for the tie at Al Bayt Stadium.
Saka, who netted a brace in England’s opening 6-2 win over Iran, was rested for the final Group B game against Wales, where Rashford also scored twice in a 3-0 victory.
But England boss Southgate opted to recall the Arsenal man for the first knockout stage, with Phil Foden and Jordan Henderson retaining their places in the side.
Jordan Pickford’s partner Megan Davison cheers as England finish the first half at 2-0
Eric Dier partner Anna Modler gasps as the game gets more exciting with England taking the lead
Harry Maguire’s partner Fern Hawkins (right) taking her place in the stands to support England
Jack Grealish’s partner Sasha Attwood clapping and smiling as the game begins
Glamorous Jordan Pickford’s partner Megan Davison is also at the game to support her other half
Conor Coady’s wife Amie looked tense for the crucial last 16 clash this evening
Harry Kane’s wife Katie, second from the right, looked focused as the game was about to begin
Bukayo Saka’s girlfriend Tolami Benson, 22, as Saka replaced Marcus Rashford in England’s starting line-up
Eric Dier’s fiancee Anna Modler – the couple confirmed they were engaged earlier this month
ENGLAND TEAM PLAYING SENEGAL
Jordan Pickford, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Jude Bellingham, Declan Rice, Jordan Henderson; Bukayo Saka, Harry Kane, Phil Foden.
Sterling will take no part in the match, however.
The Chelsea winger was expected to be among England’s substitutes but he will be absent as he deals with a family issue.
Southgate told ITV1: ‘He’s dealing with a family matter so I had quite a bit of time with him this morning but I’ve now had to pass that on to other people to help him with that.’
Asked if Sterling would remain with the squad if England progressed, Southgate added: ‘He’s going to go and deal with that matter and then we’ll have to take it from there really.’
Sterling scored in England’s win over Iran and retained his place for the goalless draw against the United States before dropping to the bench for the Wales match.
Senegal were without Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye through suspension and showed two alterations from the 2-1 win over Ecuador which saw them through to the knockout stage for the first time in 20 years.
Leicester’s Nampalys Mendy replaced Gueye with Krepin Diatta also coming in – while Chelsea pair Edouard Mendy and Kalidou Koulibaly were named in the side, along with Watford winger Ismaila Sarr.
England fans admitted nerves have started to kick in as they were greeted by a carnival atmosphere of dancing Senegalese fans ahead of their crunch World Cup knockout game.
Some predicted an ‘easy’ win for the Three Lions in the round of 16 tie on Sunday, while others thought it would be a ‘tough’ match.