BELGIUM’S World Cup stars have been handed a boost… with their WAG’s granted permission to give them a mid-tournament visit.
The Red Devils will be locked away at a hotel during next month’s finals in Qatar.
But the Belgian FA has allowed the players’ partners and families to visit them for a night after their second Group F game against Morocco on November 27.
Head coach Roberto Martinez has approved the plan, in contrast to former boss Marc Wilmots – who favoured keeping his players away from their partners.
Martinez is due to announce his 26-man squad on November 11.
The families invite will likely benefit Manchester City talisman Kevin de Bruyne, Brighton ace Leandro Trossard and Leicester quartet Youri Tielemans, Wout Faes, Timothy Castagne and Dennis Praet.
Belgium captain Eden Hazard and fellow ex-Premier League stars Thibaut Courtois, Michy Batshuayi, Simon Mignolet and Toby Alderweireld are also set to welcome the morale-boosting decision.
The squad will be based at the luxury Hilton Salwa Beach Resort on the Persian Gulf.
The wives and girlfriends will have to make their own travel arrangements, with the Belgian FA refusing to charter a plane for them.
In contrast the Danish FA made headlines earlier this month by banning their players’ partners from the finals.
But England’s WAG’s are poised to be out in force at the Qatar showpiece.
As exclusively revealed by SunSport, partners of the Three Lions are set to stay on a luxury £1billion cruise liner docked in Doha.
It includes six pools, 14 ocean-view jacuzzis, dodgem cars, salons, boutiques, restaurants, bars and the longest dry-slide at sea.
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