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World Cup Wags: Who makes our list of top 5 spouses?

| 09.07.2014

Here at Ladbrokes News we’re always keen to uphold a tradition of journalistic integrity and we refuse to waver on that commitment – even when it comes to covering World Cup Wags.

And in the case of this article, while some might argue we’re pandering to the lowest common denominator, at least we’re preserving our aim of maintaining the highest standards.

We think you’ll agree that this list features some pretty high-calibre additions.

Sara Carbonero

Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas may have been humiliated at this year’s World Cup.

But we’re sure he found some solace in the fact that he was leaving Brazil early to go home to wife Sara Carbonero.

The Spanish TV star was once voted the Sexiest Reporter in the World by FHM magazine and who are we to disagree?

Despite Casillas and co’s tournament flop none of the shine has been taken from the stopper’s better half and let’s hope Carbonero remains in the limelight for much longer.

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Antontella Roccuzzo

Lionel Messi isn’t only the world’s greatest footballer, he’s also the partner of one of the finest looking women on the planet.

The story of their union is a typically heartwarming and understated tale, in keeping with the humble magician’s profile.

Antonella Roccuzzo and Messi have known each other since childhood and since getting together in 2008 they have had their first child, Thiago.

Could life get any better? Winning the World Cup would be the icing on the proverbial cake for Lionel.

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Fanny Neguesha

Controversial Italian striker Mario Balotelli has been busy enjoying some time out with model fiance and top Wag Fanny Neguesha since the Azzurri’s group stage elimination.

It’s a shame that both couldn’t hang around Brazil a little longer (mainly Fanny).

Frolicking on the beach in Miami, the happy couple have been snapped staring adoringly into each other’s eyes.

Balotelli, you lucky…

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Irina Shayk

Sensing a recurring theme? Much like messrs Casillas and Balotelli, Cristiano Ronaldo was sent prematurely packing after Portugal’s World Cup exit at the first hurdle.

Poor guy. He only had Russian beauty Irina Shayk waiting to greet him upon his return.

Ronaldo has been supporting his model-actress girlfriend ahead of her film debut in Hercules.

Not a bad gig before a spot of pre-season training.

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Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau

In a similar vein, Holland star Wesley Sneijder probably can’t wait for the World Cup to be over so he can also be re-united with his beloved.

Winning a first ever World Cup trophy for Holland would be pretty sweet.

But whatever happens, the Galatasaray midfielder will still find a very beautiful shoulder to cry either tears of happiness or despair on.

Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau, we salute you.

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William Geldart

William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.