Capello warns WAGs World Cup in South Africa is no holiday

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London, Sep 11 (ANI): England coach Fabio Capello has laid down strict laws for WAGs, and is determined that team takes the World Cup in South Africa seriously.

England's last trip to the World Cup finals turned into a circus when the WAGs took over the picturesque town of Baden Baden in Germany. There were parties every night and the players were in almost daily contact with their loved ones.

Capello insisted that his stars will not go to the tournament for a holiday, and warned their wives and girlfriends: "If you don't like it, don't come."

Capello has ruled that his current squad can have just one day with their partners and families after each game next summer. And that will be the only socialising allowed.

The 63-year-old Italian, whose team qualified for the finals, said: "I hope this period that we are at the World Cup will be very long. The players will have one day with their family, with the girls and friends. It will be one day a week, after each game and that is enough. That's it."

Asked if there was any danger it could be like Baden Baden, Capello replied: "No, absolutely not. Please. If they do not want to come for the day, then they should stay home. I like what we've had at training where the players stay together. We are going there to play, not for a holiday."

Stars like Rio Ferdinand and Frank Lampard have admitted the WAGs' presence affected the team under Sven Goran Eriksson in the 2006 World Cup, where Portugal won their quarterfinal on penalties, The Sun reports.

Some of the WAGs have started planning for South Africa, checking accommodation in Rustenburg, England's most likely training base. (ANI)

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