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World Cup 2022: Three Lions stars share kisses with their WAGS in the stands after 3-0 win

Loved-up WAGs smooched their England heroes after Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions tore Senegal to shreds in Qatar.

Wives and girlfriends wearing the side’s football shirts went wild as the England squad ripped apart their World Cup rivals in Doha, with Captain Harry Kane sharing a kiss with wife Katie Goodland and Bukayo Saka embracing girlfriend Tolami Benson after the 3-0 win.

Footballers Conor Gallagher, Luke Shaw and Kalvin Phillips were also seen kissing their partners Aine May, Anouska Santos and Ashleigh Behan in the stands of the Qatari stadium last night.

England will now face defending champions France at Al Bayt Stadium in the quarter-finals this weekend.

Harry Kane shares a kiss with his wife Katie Goodland after England reach the quarter-finals 

Luke Shaw and partner Anouska Santos

Kalvin Phillips and Ashleigh Behan

Left, Luke Shaw and partner Anouska Santos. Right, Kalvin Phillips and Ashleigh Behan

Conor Gallagher smooches WAG Aine May in the stands in Qatar

Conor Gallagher smooches WAG Aine May in the stands in Qatar

Phil Foden’s partner Rebecca Cooke leapt up from her seat as England took the lead – while Jack Grealish’s girlfriend Sasha Attwood and Jordan Pickford’s partner Megan Davison smiled and clapped. 

Other WAGs who celebrated from the stands included Harry Maguire’s partner Fern Hawkins, Eric Dier’s fiancee Anna Modler, Declan Rice’s partner Lauren Fryer.

England wonderkid Jude Bellingham, who at 19 is the youngest member of Southgate’s squad, posted a selfie with his father Mark Bellingham – a former West Midlands Police sergeant who scored more than 700 goals in around 900 appearances at non-league clubs including Leamington, Stourbridge and Sutton Coldfield Town – and mother Denise.

Teenage midfielder Bellingham, who set a world record for a 17-year-old when he moved from boyhood club Birmingham City to Borussia Dortmund for £22.5million in 2020, is coveted by several top Premier League sides.

But he owes his love of football to a star of the lower reaches of the game – his father.

Mark Bellingham, now 46, scored more than 700 goals in around 900 appearances, making him a sort of non-league Cristiano Ronaldo.

Bellingham senior juggled stints at clubs including Leamington, Stourbridge and Sutton Coldfield Town with his day job as a sergeant with West Midlands Police.

Aaron Ramsdale and his girlfriend Georgina Irwin also kissed in the stands after the game

Aaron Ramsdale and his girlfriend Georgina Irwin also kissed in the stands after the game 

Jordan Pickford of England and his wife Megan Davison following victory over Senegal

Jordan Pickford of England and his wife Megan Davison following victory over Senegal

Bukayo Saka and his partner Tolami Benson chat after England's 3-0 win over Senegal

Bukayo Saka and his partner Tolami Benson chat after England’s 3-0 win over Senegal

Jack Grealish hugs his partner Sasha Attwood after England's comfortable win over Senegal

Jack Grealish hugs his partner Sasha Attwood after England's comfortable win over Senegal

Jack Grealish hugs his partner Sasha Attwood after England’s comfortable win over Senegal

Annie Kilner, wife of Kyle Walker of England is seen after the World Cup clash against Senegal

Annie Kilner, wife of Kyle Walker of England is seen after the World Cup clash against Senegal

Marcus Rashford

Harry Kane with his wife Katie Goodland

Left, Marcus Rashford. Right, Harry Kane with his wife Katie Goodland

England wonderkid Jude Bellingham posted a selfie with his devoted parents Mark Bellingham and Denise as Three Lions stars celebrated last night's 3-0 win over Senegal

England wonderkid Jude Bellingham posted a selfie with his devoted parents Mark Bellingham and Denise as Three Lions stars celebrated last night’s 3-0 win over Senegal

Revealed: How wonderkid Jude Bellingham’s ex-cop father juggled line of duty with football… and inspired his son 

Teenage midfielder Bellingham, who set a world record for a 17-year-old when he moved from boyhood club Birmingham City to Borussia Dortmund for £22.5million in 2020, is coveted by several top Premier League sides.

But he owes his love of football to a star of the lower reaches of the game – his father.

Bellingham senior (middle) juggled stints at clubs including Leamington, Stourbridge and Sutton Coldfield Town with his day job as a sergeant with West Midlands Police

Bellingham senior (middle) juggled stints at clubs including Leamington, Stourbridge and Sutton Coldfield Town with his day job as a sergeant with West Midlands Police

'Grounded': Jude pictured with his loving mother, Denise, who took him to watch his father play football. He says she is what keeps him grounded with his footballing superstardom

‘Grounded’: Jude pictured with his loving mother, Denise, who took him to watch his father play football. He says she is what keeps him grounded with his footballing superstardom

Close family: Jude Bellingham, left, with mother Denise, father Mark and younger brother, Jobe Bellingham

Close family: Jude Bellingham, left, with mother Denise, father Mark and younger brother, Jobe Bellingham

Mark Bellingham, now 46, scored more than 700 goals in around 900 appearances, making him a sort of non-league Cristiano Ronaldo.

Bellingham senior juggled stints at clubs including Leamington, Stourbridge and Sutton Coldfield Town with his day job as a sergeant with West Midlands Police.

In his pomp, he earned only around £200 a week from football. His son takes home around £2.5million a year in Germany and would more than triple that with a move to an English club or to Spain – Real Madrid are said to be interested in signing him next summer.

And although Jude admitted he later grew to idolising the likes of Wayne Rooney, it was Bellingham senior’s action on the pitch that made him Jude’s first footballing hero.

In his pomp, he earned only around £200 a week from football. His son takes home around £2.5million a year in Germany and would more than triple that with a move to an English club or to Spain – Real Madrid are said to be interested in signing him next summer.

And although Jude admitted he later grew to idolising the likes of Wayne Rooney, it was Bellingham senior’s action on the pitch that made him Jude’s first footballing hero.

‘We talk about footballing heroes, and my dad was like my first,’ Jude told The FA in an interview.

‘When you go and watch him play every week in non-League, you know it’s not the Premier League or anything, but seeing the way that he played and the atmosphere, it made me fall in love with football so he was probably my first hero.

‘After the first few times of going, I’d start to pay a bit more attention to the games and stuff, the atmosphere and he’s scoring goals so you see him celebrating and stuff like that – you want that to be me.

‘Growing up, he’d always give me tips on what I could do and now it gets to a certain age and it sort of flips and that’s brilliant because we have that sort of relationship like father and son and then as I got older, like coach and player.’

Jude broke into the England side ahead of last year’s Covid-delayed Euro 2020 championships, making history as the tournament’s youngest-ever player, and is now a regular first choice. His brother Jobe, 17, is also a professional on Birmingham City’s books.

Their father hung up his boots at the age of 41 in 2017 and is believed to have retired from the police. He declines to discuss his son’s achievements.

Jude told The Guardian in 2020 how his mother Denise took him to watch his father play: ‘It’s where I started to get that love for football. I think you can see in the way I play that I’ve watched the game from a young age.

‘That non-league style of toughness and being gritty when you need to be… I do think that comes from watching my dad play – even though he never tackled!’

Leamington FC chairman Jim Scott described Jude’s father as a ‘goal machine’, adding: ‘He was in great demand, a good player who was extremely dedicated, particularly when you consider his demanding career. [He] could have played at a higher level. You can see where Jude gets his talent from.’

Jude, who plays his club football with Borussia Dortmund, says his mother Denise stays with him in Germany where she keeps him ‘grounded’.

‘My mum keeps me grounded, she’s always there for me and I can’t thank her enough for everything she’s done for me,’ he added during an interview with The FA in May 2021.

Despite his multi-million pound contract, Jude has tried to downplay his prowess.

He told NLP in 2016: ‘I’ve always said I’m not that great a player. I think I owe my team-mates over the years a lot more than they owe me.’

Kane hailed a ‘really good day’ for the team, saying on ITV1: ‘It was really tough, knockout games are never easy.

‘I think we’ve showed great maturity through the tournament, and 3-0 against a really good side, credit to the boys, the mentality was top from the beginning and we took our chances when they came.

‘We feel good, we’ve got good runners, good players getting forward, and it’s solid at the back, three clean sheets in a row is really important. A really good day for us.’

Jack Grealish and partner Sasha Attwood following the game which has put England in the quarter finals

Jack Grealish and partner Sasha Attwood following the game which has put England in the quarter finals 

Harry Kane celebrates with loved ones - the captain scored the team's second goal tonight

Harry Kane celebrates with loved ones – the captain scored the team’s second goal tonight

Phil Foden's partner Rebecca Cooke (right with glasses) looks ecstatic as England score - yet again!

Phil Foden’s partner Rebecca Cooke (right with glasses) looks ecstatic as England score – yet again!

Bukayo Saka's girlfriend Tolami Benson (left) celebrates - Saka scored England's third goal

Bukayo Saka’s girlfriend Tolami Benson (left) celebrates – Saka scored England’s third goal

Sasha Attwood, girlfriend of Jack Grealish of England is seen during the win over Senega

Sasha Attwood, girlfriend of Jack Grealish of England is seen during the win over Senega

 

England's Marcus Rashford in the stands with family and friends at the end of the match with Senegal

England’s Marcus Rashford in the stands with family and friends at the end of the match with Senegal

Phil Foden of England with girlfriend Rebecca Cooke after the 3-0 triumph over Senegal

Phil Foden of England with girlfriend Rebecca Cooke after the 3-0 triumph over Senegal

Harry Kane of England and his partner Katie Goodland after the full time whistle in Qatar

Harry Kane of England and his partner Katie Goodland after the full time whistle in Qatar

Harry Maguire of England has his hair combed by his daughter as he chats with his family after the game

Harry Maguire of England has his hair combed by his daughter as he chats with his family after the game

Bukayo Saka of England and his partner Tolami Benson after the Three Lions' win over Senegal

Bukayo Saka of England and his partner Tolami Benson after the Three Lions’ win over Senegal

Eric Dier of England with partner Anna Modler after the final whistle of the Three Lions' last 16 clash with Senegal

Eric Dier of England with partner Anna Modler after the final whistle of the Three Lions’ last 16 clash with Senegal

Harry Kane sent England roaring into the World Cup quarter-finals last night.

The Three Lions talisman broke his tournament goals drought to help secure a 3-0 blitz over Senegal. Millions screamed in jubilation in pubs and homes across the nation as England tore apart their rivals in Qatar.

Bosses were last night expecting 17 million staff to work from home today to hide their sore heads after a night of boozy celebrations.

Cheered on by their wives and girlfriends and 8,000 England fans in the Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar, the Three Lions made mincemeat of Senegal, nicknamed the Lions of Teranga, in a match dubbed the ‘big-cat fight’.

They now face a tricky quarter-final showdown against world champions France on Saturday.

Yesterday drum-beating Senegal fans in colourful facepaint performed a ceaselessly noisy dance in the stadium, with some swaying in lifelike lion heads.

The West Africans – ranked 18 in the world, one position above Wales – were underdogs against Gareth Southgate’s fifth-ranked side, but were not without pedigree, as the current African champions.

But their fans went quiet when Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson, 32, struck a deft opening goal shortly before halftime, followed in the last moment of the half by Kane’s sensational strike – England’s 11th goal of this World Cup, but the team captain’s first.

It was set up by 19-year-old wonderkid Jude Bellingham, and victory was clinched with a goal from another young gun – 21-year-old Bukayo Saka.

Marcus Rashford hugs his family after coming off the bench in England's 3-0 triumph

Marcus Rashford hugs his family after coming off the bench in England’s 3-0 triumph

England's goalscoring hero Bukayo Saka holds hands with his partner Tolami Benson

England’s goalscoring hero Bukayo Saka holds hands with his partner Tolami Benson

Phil Foden, who produced two assists on the night, embraces his girlfriend Rebecca Cooke

Phil Foden, who produced two assists on the night, embraces his girlfriend Rebecca Cooke

Declan Rice sits with his partner Lauren Fryer after England's 3-0 win over Senegal

Declan Rice sits with his partner Lauren Fryer after England’s 3-0 win over Senegal

Jack Grealish's girlfriend Sash Attwood gestures from the stands after the match in Al Khor

Jack Grealish’s girlfriend Sash Attwood gestures from the stands after the match in Al Khor

Marcus Rashford's partner Lucia Loi cheering for England before they won 3-0

Marcus Rashford’s partner Lucia Loi cheering for England before they won 3-0

Jordan Pickford's partner Megan Davison cheers as England finish the first half at 2-0

Jordan Pickford’s partner Megan Davison cheers as England finish the first half at 2-0

Kane, 29, has now scored 52 goals for England, just one away from equalling Wayne Rooney’s record. His wife Katie punched the air in delight as the WAGs and players’ parents and children hugged each other in the stands.

Last night Kane declared: ‘It was a really good day for us. We feel good.’ And he vowed on France: ‘We will be ready for the battle. It’s going to be a really tough game, they are reigning champions, but it will be a good game.’ Among the crowd of 65,985 in the stadium – 40 miles north of Doha – Theo Langham, 26, a business consultant from London, said: ‘I loved that finish from Kane. It came at just the right time, just before halftime. France will be a great game.’

Construction company owner Laurie Payne, 61, of Halstead, Essex, who flew out with his grandson Ronnie, 15, said: ‘Now we’re cooking – football’s coming home! It was a confident win and thank goodness we didn’t have to suffer it going to penalties.’

He added: ‘We said about six months ago, ‘let’s sort out a trip to the World Cup’ and here we are. I’ve left behind Nina, my wife of 45 years, bless her, and I’ve got away with it because I’m bringing my grandson. I’m a nutcase for football.’

GCSE pupil Ronnie said: ‘School weren’t best pleased but it’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance, and my mates are very jealous.’

England fans celebrate the win at full-time at the Al Bayt Stadium, Qatar

England fans celebrate the win at full-time at the Al Bayt Stadium, Qatar 

Bukayo Saka, right, celebrates with Phil Foden, left, and Harry Kane after scoring his side's 3rd goal

Bukayo Saka, right, celebrates with Phil Foden, left, and Harry Kane after scoring his side’s 3rd goal

England's Harry Kane, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between England and Senegal

England’s Harry Kane, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between England and Senegal

Katie Goodland, wife of England's Harry Kane, (centre) pictured in the stands before the big game

Katie Goodland, wife of England’s Harry Kane, (centre) pictured in the stands before the big game 

Eric Dier partner Anna Modler gasps as the game gets more exciting with England taking the lead

Eric Dier partner Anna Modler gasps as the game gets more exciting with England taking the lead

Harry Maguire's partner Fern Hawkins (right) taking her place in the stands to support England

Harry Maguire’s partner Fern Hawkins (right) taking her place in the stands to support England

Harry Kane's wife Katie, second from the right, looked focused as the game was about to begin

Harry Kane’s wife Katie, second from the right, looked focused as the game was about to begin

Bukayo Saka's girlfriend Tolami Benson, 22, as Saka replaced Marcus Rashford in England's starting line-up

Bukayo Saka’s girlfriend Tolami Benson, 22, as Saka replaced Marcus Rashford in England’s starting line-up

Eric Dier's fiancee Anna Modler - the couple confirmed they were engaged earlier this month

Eric Dier’s fiancee Anna Modler – the couple confirmed they were engaged earlier this month

Jordan Pickford's partner Megan Davison joined in the celebrations as England took the lead

Jordan Pickford’s partner Megan Davison joined in the celebrations as England took the lead

Aaron Ramsdale's partner Georgina Irwin watching the Three Lions from the stands in Qatar

Aaron Ramsdale’s partner Georgina Irwin watching the Three Lions from the stands in Qatar

Kevin Cassidy, 43, from Leeds, said: ‘I follow England all over the world and at last we’re looking like a team that can win something. We’ve come close recently but this time I think we’re going to do it.’

Ollie Wareham, 25, from Ringwood, Hampshire, embarked on a £1,200 flying visit after checking the Fifa website for tickets all week, finally securing one on Thursday night and flying to Qatar on Saturday – with his ‘stressful’ return flight leaving just four hours after the final whistle.

Alison Caldwell, from Winchester, Hampshire, finally got her tickets on Friday night and flew to Doha with her children Leo, 12, Isla, ten, and Zac, seven. She said: ‘I woke up at 2am, checked the Fifa website and some tickets appeared. The kids think I am the best mum ever.’

Jordan Henderson was the unlikely hero as England opened the scoring against Senegal

Jordan Henderson was the unlikely hero as England opened the scoring against Senegal 

Captain Harry Kane then slotted just minutes later to double the Three Lions' advantage

Captain Harry Kane then slotted just minutes later to double the Three Lions’ advantage

Bukayo Saka scores England's third as they run riot against Senegal in their World Cup clash

Bukayo Saka scores England’s third as they run riot against Senegal in their World Cup clash

Gareth Southgate celebrates during England's last 16 clash with Senegal at the World Cup

Gareth Southgate celebrates during England’s last 16 clash with Senegal at the World Cup

Players of England pose for a team photograph prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Round of 16 match between England and Senegal

Players of England pose for a team photograph prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Round of 16 match between England and Senegal

Bukayo Saka of England celebrates after scoring the team's third goal

Bukayo Saka of England celebrates after scoring the team’s third goal

Phil Foden, Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka celebrate during England's demolition of Senegal

Phil Foden, Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka celebrate during England’s demolition of Senegal

Phil Foden of England battles for possession with Krepin Diatta of Senegal

Phil Foden of England battles for possession with Krepin Diatta of Senegal

England's Bukayo Saka takes a knee before the Three Lions' crucial World Cup clash with Senegal

England’s Bukayo Saka takes a knee before the Three Lions’ crucial World Cup clash with Senegal

Senegal's goalkeeper #16 Edouard Mendy eyes the ball as he jumps to stop it during the Qatar 2022 World Cup round of 16 football match

Senegal’s goalkeeper #16 Edouard Mendy eyes the ball as he jumps to stop it during the Qatar 2022 World Cup round of 16 football match

Harry Kane of England is challenged by Youssouf Sabaly of Senegal

Harry Kane of England is challenged by Youssouf Sabaly of Senegal

Other tickets exchanged hands on the black market for up to £1,000. Half the country is believed to have watched the game, with estimates of 24 million people tuning in to ITV. Many England fans made a day of it, spending Sunday afternoon in the pubs before the match to calm their nerves.

The British Beer and Pub Association said 15 million pints were pulled in 30,000 pubs, with another 20 million supped in homes, with experts predicting a £94 million boost to the economy across the hospitality sector.

Senegal supporters packed the Ivory Bar and Restaurant in Deptford, south London, where Herbert Ngassa said celebrations would continue into the early hours ‘regardless’ of the score.

The National Grid had the biggest power surge of the year at halftime as fridges were opened and kettles switched on. Traffic app TomTom said this morning would be the quietest rush-hour since the summer.

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