England WAGs ‘given extra security in Russia’ with players hiring bodyguards

England’s WAGs will reportedly be given extra security in Russia amid safety concerns ahead of this summer’s World Cup.

Family members of Three Lions stars and coaching staff will be protected during the tournament as part of the FA’s official delegation, according to the Daily Mail.

WAGs will fly with the FA’s official travel company while some players will reportedly look to hire private security to accompany their families.

The FA extending their delegation to players’ families will be the first time that has happened since 2006 when WAGs were based in Baden-Baden just a short journey from England’s HQ in Germany.

They became the unwanted focus of the media glare causing a distraction to England’s campaign which ended in a quarter-final defeat to Portugal on penalties.

While England boss Gareth Southgate wants a relaxed atmosphere in Russia, players’ families will apparently be based around 30 miles from the stars bidding to bring back the World Cup.

England face group stage matches against Tunisia, Panama and Belgium as they look to reach the last eight of a major tournament for the first time in 12 years.

That would mean a first knockout victory in the same amount of time, with a likely last-16 clash against either Poland or Colombia on the cards should England get through the group.

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