Ahhh.. the World Cup Team taking the competition by storm..! ---------------------- June 14, 2006 World Cup Soccer Wives - aka WAGS What's hotter than World Cup Soccer? WAGS, otherwise known as 'wives and girlfriends' of English World Cups soccer stars. As they blew into Germany, they are taking the town and paparazzi by storm. Pacing themselves, the pack of WAGS have conquered shopping, nightlife and pool lounging. If there was a World Cup for designer shopping, the WAGs would be clear favorites. In the clothes shops of Baden-Baden yesterday, a four-girl strike force spent £4,000 in just under an hour. Carly Zucker, Lisa Roughhead, Michaela Henderson-Thyne and Vanessa Perroncel (partners of Joe Cole, Michael Carrick, Stuart Downing and Wayne Bridge respectively) tore through the town's upmarket mall, Monica Scholz, and emerged victorious - laden with Gucci, Prada and D Squared T-shirts, shirts and shoes. Yesterday, the soccer WAGS demonstrated their talents in swimwear wearing and pool lounging. The WAGs donned designer shades and bikinis, as they paraded around luxurious Brenner's Park Hotel in Baden-Baden. The UK Sun reports Frank Lampard's Spanish fiancee Elen Rives showed how she has managed to keep a tight formation since giving birth to their daughter Luna. Also present at the pool was Carly Zucker, girlfriend of Joe Cole, along with Lisa Roughhead and Michaela Henderson-Thynne (partners of Michael Carrick and Stewart Downing respectively). Then there is Victoria Beckham, who seems to have taken Ashley Cole's girlfriend Cheryl Tweedy under her wing. The pair tend to dine together, sitting apart from the others. As one online reader commented upon seeing the WAG activities: "So nice to hear that they all have their figures back so soon after having babies - but just who is looking after their children whilst they are at the pool and shopping!? Oh to have it that easy!" Indeed. Go Team WAGS!