A little-known fact about footballers is that they occasionally meet girls and are seen out and about with them.
But ever since the England WAGS made such a splash in the forest retreat of Baden Baden during the 2006 World Cup, the spotlight at major events has been not just on the men in competition, but on the women supporting them.
With some star names bound to walk Wembley way and support their husbands and boyfriends (HABS? It will never catch on), allow us to brief you on who's with who - from pop stars to models to childhood sweethearts...
GERARD PIQUE AND SHAKIRA
The defender is currently winning just about every trophy going with Barcelona, and now has the 34-year-old pop star Shakira on his arm. Life's tough.
WAYNE ROONEY AND COLEEN ROONEY
All's bliss in the Rooney household - these days, anyway. Here they are on a lovely day out seeing what daddy does at work.
LIONEL MESSI AND ANTONELLA ROCCUZZO (OR LUCIANA SALAZAR?)
The 23-year-old is feted as the best player in the world, but when it comes to women our colleagues in Spain could not tell us for sure whether his other half is Antonella Roccuzzo, who lives in his homeland Argentina, or glamour model Luciana Salazar, to whom he has been linked in Spain.
JAVIER HERNANDEZ AND LETICIA SAHAGUN
CARLES PUYOL AND MALENA COSTA
IBRAHIM AFELLAY AND DORIEN ROSE
New man at Barcelona Ibrahim Afellay is seeing Dutch model Dorien, who manages to fit looking an awful lot like Angelina Jolie into her busy schedule.
DIMITAR BERBATOV AND ELENA SHTILIANOV
EDWIN VAN DER SAR AND ANNE-MARIE VAN KESTEREN
The United goalkeeper's wife often shuns the WAG spotlight, but here she is captured cheering her man on while he was in international action. Edwin and his wife had a horrible shock just over a year ago when she suffered a suspected brain haemorrhage, but thankfully she has made a full recovery with no long term effects.