THE Wags have abandoned ship – but are still backing the Three Lions to lift the World Cup.
The England players’ wives and girlfriends have disembarked from the £1bn cruise liner – dubbed HMS Wag – where they have been staying since the start of the tournament.
But in a huge show of confidence some have now checked into a luxury hotel close to where the final will be held on December 18.
A source said: “It’s the perfect location should England make it all the way – which the WAGs are convinced they will, of course.”
A number of players’ relatives have returned home due to family commitments but most are still in Qatar looking forward to Sunday’s last 16 clash with Senegal.
They stayed on the MSC World Europa for ten days where they have been enjoying six swimming pools, 13 restaurants, more than 30 bars and cafes and a sports area complete with bumper cars.
Nearly 7,000 guests in 2,633 cabins have paid up to £6,000 for five-star packages during the World Cup.
The Wags even racked up a £20,000 bar bill on board as they glugged bottles of high-end champagne to celebrate the Three Lions win in the opening game of the tournament.
But Wags including Jordan Pickford’s wife Megan Pickford, Kyle Walker’s girlfriend Annie Kilner and Luke Shaw’s partner Anoushka Santos have all shipped out, as has James Maddison’s girlfriend Kennedy Alexa.
Conor Coady’s wife Amie and Harry Maguire’s family have also moved to other accommodation.
Some of the Wags are now thought to be staying at the Waldorf Astoria which has a private beach, its own waterpark and eight restaurants.
The hotel is a short drive from Lusail Stadium where the World Cup final will take place.
The source said: “The ship is amazing and they loved it on board.
“But there are 6,000 football fans on there so the Wags should get a bit more peace and quiet in luxury hotels for the knockout stage.
“What was quite funny is that some of them kept getting lost because they felt that all the corridors looked the same.
“Some are now in exclusive beachside resorts whilst others have booked into posh hotels for some proper R&R.”
All of the players’ families have now left the ship. It was always the plan that they would only be on there for the group stage.
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