Shakira, Irina Shayk, Sara Carbonero: Meet the wives and girlfriends of the 2014 World Cup footballers

The 2014 FIFA World Cup starts on Thursday and 32 countries from across the world will be competing for the  World Cup Trophy, also known as the Jules Rimet.

From England to Spain, USA and Italy, Argentina to home country Brazil, footballers will all be joined by their partners and to celebrate ! Online have taken a look at 15 of our favourite wives and girlfriends from across the globe…