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Sven Goran-Eriksson defends Victoria Beckham and 2006 World Cup WAGs brigade


Sven Goran-Eriksson has defended Victoria Beckham, Coleen Rooney and the remainder of the 2006 World Cup WAGs brigade after they have been accused of stealing the highlight.

The Swedish soccer supervisor, 74, insisted that the group have been doing ‘completely regular issues’ because the glamorous crew sat within the stands and loved fun-filled nights out in Germany throughout the match.

Led by Victoria, 48, Coleen, 36, and Cheryl Cole, 39, the wives and girlfriends famously commanded the highlight, garnering extra consideration than their companions, who truly took to the pitch.

Assist: Sven Goran-Eriksson has defended Victoria Beckham, Cheryl Cole and the remainder of the 2006 World Cup WAGs brigade after they have been accused of stealing the highlight

The group have been kitted out in designer-clad outfits and their countless purchasing, spats and nightly partying all through the journey have been seen as a significant distraction for the footballers on the time.

Talking to Boyle Sports activities World Cup, Sven has mirrored on the scandal and defended the group, however admitted the heightened consideration on the Spice Lady did not ‘make it simple’.

The coach additionally defended the WAGs being in attendance, quite than sitting ‘bored’ in a lodge, after the brigade have been seen out-and-about in Germany.

‘One of many wives [at the World Cup] was Victoria Beckham and naturally that did not make it simpler, it made it incredible for the press,’ he defined.

Famous moment: The Swedish football manager, 74, insisted that the group were doing 'totally normal things' as the glamorous crew sat in the stands (pictured Cheryl and Coleen Rooney)

Well-known second: The Swedish soccer supervisor, 74, insisted that the group have been doing ‘completely regular issues’ because the glamorous crew sat within the stands (pictured Cheryl and Coleen Rooney)

‘We noticed the wives perhaps as soon as per week at dinner and I made a decision when that ought to be, and the remainder of the times in fact the wives have been invited right here and there and the FA helped them to not be sat in a lodge, bored, and I feel that was nice.’

Sven admitted that ‘no matter’ the WAGs did on the time was seen as a scandal as a result of heightened consideration on them on the time.

He added: ‘No matter they did it was a scandal. In the event that they went to a bar, in the event that they went to a restaurant, in the event that they went out purchasing… [but] they have been [doing] completely regular issues. I discovered the response somewhat bit unhelpful.’

It has been broadly claimed that the WAGs partying behaviour was the explanation that the companions have been banned from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. 

Defending: Sven has reflected on the scandal and defended the group, but admitted the heightened attention on David Beckham's wife didn't 'make it easy'

Defending: Sven has mirrored on the scandal and defended the group, however admitted the heightened consideration on David Beckham’s spouse did not ‘make it simple’

Elsewhere, David Beckham has just lately addressed the claims that the WAG brigade stole the limelight with their designer-laden seems on the 2006 World Cup.

Talking in June, he admitted that the wives and girlfriends went ‘too far’ after they stole the present. 

David admitted that Victoria grimaces at a few of the seems she sported when she displays on the competitors years later, in an interview for Gary Neville’s The Overlap YouTube channel.

Reflecting on the choice to have the footballer’s households take centre stage throughout that World Cup, David admitted he was by no means in opposition to having the family members assist them on the match.

Scandal: The group's endless shopping, spats and nightly partying throughout the trip were seen as a distraction for the footballers. Pictured: Cheryl with Victoria and Brooklyn Beckham

Scandal: The group’s countless purchasing, spats and nightly partying all through the journey have been seen as a distraction for the footballers. Pictured: Cheryl with Victoria and Brooklyn Beckham

He mentioned: ‘I feel there was consideration on them. I all the time believed as an England captain, having wives and girlfriends and the children round wasn’t a nasty factor. 

‘When you’re in a coaching camp, you are in coaching camp, you must focus, however I feel firstly of a match, it is not a nasty factor.’

However the sportsman, who was captain of the Three Lions for the match which noticed them crash out within the quarter-finals after shedding a penalty shootout in opposition to Portugal, confessed the obsession with the WAGs did go ‘too far’.

He mentioned: ‘Trying again, that complete tradition – there was a variety of consideration round that and whether or not folks behaved themselves in the fitting method, I do not know.

Looking back: David Beckham (pictured with Michael Owen) recently addressed the claims that the WAG brigade stole the limelight, saying they went 'too far'

Trying again: David Beckham (pictured with Michael Owen) just lately addressed the claims that the WAG brigade stole the limelight, saying they went ‘too far’

‘Even Victoria – she’s the primary to say now – what was I doing, what was I carrying, why would I do this? It did [go too far]. 

‘There was extra spoken in regards to the WAGs than soccer. on the time, gamers need to give attention to the match. It went too far, however I do consider having the WAGs and household round is an effective factor.’

Victoria joined the military of WAGs that famously descended on Germany throughout that World Cup with their households, commanding consideration with their designer-clad outfits as they cheered on their husbands within the stands.

Recognized for her glamorous designer outfits, Victoria additionally donned an England Rocks tank prime for England’s match in opposition to Trinidad and Tobago.

As he and Gary toured the Qatar lodge that may host England throughout the World Cup later this yr, David admitted he most well-liked a distant spot for the membership to coach and unwind forward of such essential ties.

He instructed his former teammate: ‘Each participant was completely different. One you are within the match, you needed to be concerned in the place we stayed, the ambiance, the video games room. 

‘As soon as we began getting gamers like Rooney into the squad, you had gamers who loved video games. The belongings you search for is tranquility. 

‘You need to be in the midst of nowhere. As a lot as you desire a little bit of ambiance, all you care about is the video games. This [England’s Qatar hotel] is ideal.’

Oh dear: David admitted that Victoria (both pictured in 2019) grimaces at some of the looks she sported when she reflects on the competition years later

Oh expensive: David admitted that Victoria (each pictured in 2019) grimaces at a few of the seems she sported when she displays on the competitors years later

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