England may have the WAGs - banished by Fabio Capello - but Germany have the Frauen and Freundinnen, or FUFfers. We put them head-to-head:
Sarah Brandner's modelling career has gone through the roof since the 21-year-old blonde bombshell started dating Bastian Schweinsteiger in 2008.
Dennis Aogo's fiancee Alessia Walch (far left)
is a guitarist with German pop group
Mayor's Destiny. Does the 22-year-old list Cheryl Cole and Victoria Beckham among her idols?
Here's Grit Freiberg (left), wife of keeper Tim Wiese, and Anna-Maria Lagerblom (right), girlfriend of Mesut Ozil, strutting their stuff together. The latter is an expert FUFfer, having previously been married to Finnish player Pekka Lagerblom.
Mario Gomez, 24, dons his lederhosen with girlfriend Silvia Meichel, 22. The pair have been dating since their teens.
The FUFfers were out in force when Germany hosted the 2006 World Cup.]
Cheryl Cole (left - or it that Tweedy?) and Victoria Beckham (right) are the most famous of the English WAGs and have forged successful showbiz careers in their own right.
Joe Cole's wife Carly Zucker (right) offers her astute opinion on the game to John Terry's wife Toni Poole (left).
Steven Gerrard's wife, Alex, has been a permanent fixture at the Liverpool midfielder's side since the duo met in 2002 and married five years later.
Peter Crouch's girlfriend Abigail Clancy (left), pictured here with Michael Carrick's wife Lisa Roughead, shot to notoriety when sent home from the 2006 World Cup in disgrace after
allegations surfaced in several tabloids of cocaine use
as well as cheating on Crouch. The 24-year-old was duly dumped by fax before the pair reunited.