England fans are gearing up for the quarter-final match against France on Saturday, where the team will be hoping to secure their place in the semi-final in Qatar.
And following their triumphant 3-1 defeat against Poland in the World Cup yesterday, the French squad will be cheered on by a host of ultra-glamorous wives and girlfriends in the competition.
Among the glossy posse of WAGS will be Alphonse Areola’s stunning Instagram Influencer wife Marrion Valette Areola, who has amassed an incredible 108,000 followers on the platform.
Here FEMAIL reveals other beautiful partners who will be hoping to cheer their partners on to the win – from a child psychologist who also runs a fashion label, to Instagram influencers, tattoo artists and TikTok stars.
Wife: Jennifer, mother-of-four
French striker Olivier Giroud has been married to his notoriously private wife Jennifer since 2011 – and the two have certainly been through the ringer together
French striker Olivier Giroud has been married to his notoriously private wife Jennifer since 2011 – and the two have certainly been through the ringer together.
She stuck by his side after he was caught, quite literally, with his pants down in a hotel room with a model.
Jennifer, who has four children with the striker, remained stoic and tight-lipped after he was spotted inviting a model to his hotel room before a Premier League match in 2014.
The football star, who played for Arsenal at the time, denied taking model Celia Kay to the Four Seasons Hotel in Canary Wharf the night before the 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace.
Later, the striker issued a grovelling apology on Twitter and apologised to Jennifer and his club.
‘I apologise to my wife, family and friends and my manager, team-mates and Arsenal fans,’ he said.
‘I now have to fight for my family and for my club and obtain their forgiveness. Nothing else matters at the moment.’
Kay, who models for international magazines such as Maxim and FHM, was pictured arriving at the Four Seasons hotel in Canary Wharf at 12.50am and leaving at 3.04am that night.
She insists she did not have sex with the 6ft 4in striker, but said the footballer was lying.
‘Olivier knows the truth and the fact that he lied about us is pathetic,’ Kay told the Sun on Sunday.
‘He’s just digging a bigger hole for himself. If he is big enough to do the crime, he’s got to serve the time.’
Despite this, Jennifer stuck with him, and the pair now have four children.
The French striker during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Round of 16 match between France and Poland at Al Thumama Stadium last night
Despite an affair scandal, Girould’s wife Jennifer stuck with him, and the pair now have four children (pictured)
Wife: Erika Choperena, child psychologist
While many of the glamorous wives or girlfriends supporting the French team make a living from sharing ultra-luxurious snaps of their life online, Erika Choperena is among those who has a vocational career.
In fact, the publicity-shy wife of Antoine Griezmann is a child psychologist.
Erika is believed to have met the footballer in San Sebastian in Spain in 2011 when he was playing for Real Sociedad.
At the time, she was studying at university, but seemingly turned down the footballer’s advances.
Child psychologist Erika Choperena, who is married to Antoine Griezmann, keeps a low profile online
Antoine Griezmann of France during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Round of 16 match between France and Poland at Al Thumama Stadium
In an autobiography of Griezmann, he revealed how she ignored his messages for 18 months.
He wrote: ‘For a year-and-a-half, I sent her messages, I tried to seduce her.’
The couple eventually got wed in June 2017 at the Palacio de Galiana castle in Toledo, Spain.
She is also believed to have run a beauty blog called Cordialmente Erika but deactivated the site in 2014.
She very rarely shares snaps of herself or her husband on her Instagram page, instead focusing on their three children together, Amaro, Mia, and Alba.
Girlfriend: Zoe Cristofoli, tattoo artist
Tattoo artist Zoe Cristofoli, 26, has been dating left-back footballer Theo Hernandez for four years
Theo Hernandez of France during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Round of 16 match between France and Poland at Al Thumama Stadium
Zoe Cristofoli, 26, has been dating left-back footballer Theo Hernandez for four years.
The model and Instagram influencer is also the co-owner of tattoo and piercing studio Ink Studio Lagrange.
She previously told followers the reason behind her love of inkings, saying: ‘I always wanted to stand out, it was a kind of a protest and reaction to a difficult relationship with my parents.
‘I just wanted to draw attention to myself, well, when I did my first drawing on my skin, tattoos literally captivated me…’
Her figure is covered in flowers and symbols, while a triangle featuring the words ‘Music Passion’ adorns her left arm.
The mother-of-one regularly shares stunning snaps from their adventures around the world together, with photographs in tropical locations including Italy.
Meanwhile she has herself appeared on TV screens across the country.
In 2017, Zoe starred in a music video with the famous Italian singer Omar Pedrini, ‘Come se non ci fosse un domani’.
Theo isn’t the first footballer she has dated over the years – in 2015, she was in a relationship with goalkeeper Frosinone Francesco Bordi.
She was also previously engaged to actor Andrea Cerioli.
She and Theo welcomed their first child together, Theo Junior, earlier this year.
Her figure is covered in flowers and symbols, while a triangle featuring the words ‘Music Passion’ adorns her left arm
The mother-of-one regularly shares stunning snaps from their adventures around the world together, with photographs in tropical locations including Italy
Wife: Marrion Valette Areola, fitness influencer
Mother of three and founder of a lifestyle-fitness blog, Marrion married French goalkeeper Alphonse Areola in 2014.
The couple have three children together – with Marrion welcoming her first daughter – Ayleen-Grace Areola, on May 5, 2015.
The couple went on to have their second child Aymma-Lyse Areola on January 2, 2017.
Their youngest – Ayva-May Areola, came into this world on October 20, 2020.
The fitness fanatic regularly shares clips of pilates classes, dressing inspiration, and snaps with her family with her 107k followers on Instagram.
Mother of three and founder of a lifestyle-fitness blog, Marrion married French goalkeeper Alphonse Areola in 2014 (pictured)
Alphonse Areola of France (left) is pictured warming up alongside team mate Steve Mandana prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
Girlfriend: Sabrina Duvad, housewife
Bayern Munich star Kingsley Coman has been dating his girlfriend Sabrina Duvad since 2019.
Kinglsey had only recently come out of a highly controversial relationship with his ex-girlfriend Sephora Goignan when the pair met.
In 2017, it emerged the then 21-year-old had attacked Sephora on two separate occasions at her home near Paris.
He went on to meet Sabrina, with the footballer popping the question in 2020 while they were holidaying in Mykonos.
The couple have also welcomed one child together, although they are yet to reveal the baby’s name.
Bayern Munich star Kingsley Coman has been dating his girlfriend Sabrina Duvad since 2019 (pictured)
Kingsley Coman of France during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Round of 16 match between France and Poland
Despite her desire from secrecy surrounding their child, Sabrina has amassed an incredible 30,000 Instagram followers with her behind-the-scenes snaps of life as a footballer’s wife.
From girly holidays in Barcelona to drinking at Oktoberfest in Munich, the housewife appears to enjoy a luxurious break and jetsetting across the world with her loved-ones.
She has shared a number of snaps from the tournament in Qatar, donning a football strip and cheering on her future husband Kingsley.
Wife: Rima Edbouche, TikTok star
Little is known about Ousmane Dembele’s wife Rima Edbouche, who is from Morocco – but she has gained an incredible following on TikTok
While it is not known how long the couple have been together, they tied the knot in a private ceremony in December last year
Little is known about Ousmane Dembele’s wife Rima Edbouche, who is from Morocco.
She is somewhat of a TikTok celebrity, with thousands of followers and 4.1 million likes on her official page RAZALAE.
She has shared a number of videos on the page, showing her wearing a face covering and hijab.
While it is not known how long the couple have been together, they tied the knot in a private ceremony in December last year.
Wife: Marine, fashion designer
French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris tied-the-knot with his childhood sweetheart and children’s fashion designer Marine in 2012
Marine, who has a degree in master’s degree in Social psychology and another Master’s in Human Resource Management, has two children with the footballer
Hugo Lloris of France during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Round of 16 match between France and Poland
French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris tied-the-knot with his childhood sweetheart and children’s fashion designer Marine in 2012.
Marine, who has a degree in master’s degree in Social psychology and another Master’s in Human Resource Management, is the founder of clothing label, Manege en Sucre.
The brand is beloved by celebrities including Jessica Alba and Eva Longoria – who regularly shop for their kids with the luxury brand.
The collection is produced in London and exclusively uses the highest quality fabrics sourced from textile factories in the UK, France and Italy.
The elegant brunette is also a mother of two daughters, Anna-Rose, Giuliana and Leandro.
She has over 100,000 followers on Instagram, where she regularly shares snaps of the family enjoying downtime together.
Wife: Mae, mother-of-one
Former Arsenal star Matteo Guendouzi has been inseparable from his wife Mae since the two started dating in 2019 – but she tends to keep a low profile
Matteo GUENDOUZI of France during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Group D match between Tunisia and France at Education City Stadium on November 30, 2022 in Doha, Qatar
Former Arsenal star Matteo Guendouzi has been inseparable from his wife Mae since the two started dating in 2019.
The 22-year-old, who lives with Matteo in Marseille, tends to keep a low profile online, amassing 13,000 fans on Instagram over the years.
She regularly shares snaps of her outfits with her adoring fans, while also posting holiday pictures from trips to Miami, Paris and Maldives.
Last year they welcomed baby girl Mayleen into their lives.
Rumoured girlfriends: Ines Rau, trans model – or Rose Bertram, Instagram model
It remains unclear who French star player Kylian Mbappé is dating, with rumours swirling in recent months he was dating two different people – including trans model Ines Rau (left) and Rose Bertram (right)
For months World Cup winner and Ballon d’Or hopeful Kylian Mbappé has been romantically linked with several high profile beauties
For months World Cup winner and Ballon d’Or hopeful Kylian Mbappé has been romantically linked with several high profile beauties.
Like many famous footballers, the French striker and Paris Saint-Germain player has become a well-known socialite after taking strides into the world of fashion.
Whether that be signing deals with Dior, teaming up with Swiss watchmaker Hublot or working as a global ambassador for eyewear brand Oakley, the 23-year-old is making a name for himself.
But apart from his performance in front of goal on the international stage, fans are also interested to know whether he is scoring off the pitch.
Although Ms Bertram told Vogue she was not a ‘dress girl’ adding she was more ‘tomboyish’, that has not stopped her from posing in long fancy dresses (pictured)
At the end of July, the Belgian beauty (pictured) is said to have ended her eight year romance with Dutch international Gregory van der Wiel and going for Mbappé
There are strong rumours the French superstar is dating 27-year-old model Rose Bertram – who is four years senior than him.
Ms Bertram, from Belgium, who has almost 900,000 followers on Instagram, was signed by a model agency aged just 13.
Her father is from Belgium while her mother was born in Cape Verdan.
She then appeared in an array of high street campaigns, for brands including H&M, L’Oreal, Primark and Agent Provocateur.
Discussing her modelling the blonde beauty previously told Vogue: ‘I remember when I started people always told me that it would never work out.
‘They told me that I’d never get to do big jobs because I wasn’t tall enough, didn’t have a very skinny high-fashion body type.
Ines Rau, from France, was seen at the Cannes Film Festival before joining the footballer on a Yacht
‘It’s so important to give chances to girls who aren’t tall, who have curves, and are different. That way you can tell that fashion is changing, now it’s all about who you are.’
Although Ms Bertram has said she is not a ‘dress girl’ and is more tomboyish, that has not stopped her showcasing her physique at events such as TENco in Geneva.
‘I like ripped T-shirts and jeans, thigh-high boots, and a loose shirt.
‘I have curly hair and sometimes it’s hard when I put on something very classic because curls are so playful, but I feel curls are a part of my identity.
At the end of July, the Belgian beauty is said to have ended her eight year romance with Dutch international Gregory van der Wiel and going for Mbappé.
Meanwhile it has only been two months since Mbappé was pictured carrying a trans model in his arms.
Ines Rau, from France, was seen at the Cannes Film Festival before joining the footballer on a Yacht.
Rau, who has one million followers on Instagram, was the first trans person to have been plastered over the front pages of Playboy.
Speaking to the magazine, she said ‘it’s how I celebrated my coming out, actually… took that chance, and then I signed with an agency.’
Although there was a backlash against Playboy’s decision, Cooper Hefner, son of the magazine’s founder Hugh Hefner, tweeted in 2017: ‘We should collectively be fighting for a more open world, not one that promotes hatred and a lack of acceptance.’
The trans model was named Playboy magazine’s Playmate of the Month for November 2017.
Mbappé’s explosive love life comes after making it clear he wants to leave his current club PSG in the January transfer window.
Manager Mario Pochettino told Gazzetta dello Sport said Mbappé was young and still ‘immature’, adding he still needs to ‘find himself’.