The World Cup is right around the corner and the arrival of earth’s most popular sporting event has given streetwear companies soccer fever; Nike, adidas and even Opening Ceremony have gone HAM with sneaker, cleat, apparel and soccer ball releases. So in this atmosphere of soccer insanity, we figured we’d brush up on our knowledge of the game. Not the rules – we get those – but what soccer’s really all about: having a super, crazy-hot wife/girlfriend.

If you haven’t seen the women who’ve tied the knot with some of the most famous soccer players in the world … you’re about to, because we made a gallery of pictures of them, just to show you how attractive seemingly all soccer players’ wives are.

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