Germany’s players invited their wives and girlfriends to the plush hotel resort where they are staying for the World Cup after their draw with Spain on Sunday, according to reports.
The WAGs were allowed to stay for two nights before leaving the isolated Zulal Wellness Resort, German newspaper Bild reported, as the squad prepares for their crunch final Group E clash against Costa Rica on Thursday.
Several of the players’ partners were in the stands for the 1-1 draw against Spain at the Al Bayt Stadium, including Sophia Weber, the girlfriend of Kai Havertz, and goalkeeper Kevin Trapp’s fiancee Izabel Goulart.
Others in attendance included Christina Ginter, the wife of Matthias Ginter who showed off her goosebumps as she complained that stadiums at the World Cup, which are air-conditioned, are too cold.
Their partners made the long trip to the German squad’s base for the tournament, located more than 111 kilometres outside of Doha on the northern tip of the gulf country, after the match.
Germany will be out if they fail to beat Costa Rica and need results to go their way in the match between Spain and Japan.