Hodgson won't ban WAGS from Brazil World Cup

Cheryl Cole, Coleen Rooney and Victoria Beckham at a FIFA World Cup match in 2006. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Archive

England football manager Roy Hodgson has said he is happy for his players to decide themselves whether or not they bring their wives or girlfriends to Brazil.

The presence of England player's partners, or WAGS as they are more commonly known, at major tournaments has often been an issue under previous managers, with Fabio Capello having a notoriously hard line on the matter.

England's World Cup campaign in Germany eight years ago was overshadowed by the presence of the likes of Victoria Beckham and Coleen Rooney, among others.

Hodgson said, "When it comes to Brazil, we haven't made any hard and fast rules." but a decision will be made at a team meeting next wee.