ENGLAND’s World Cup stars were consoled by family members last night after they were held to a disappointing 0-0 draw by the USA.
The Three Lions officially became the most boring team in World Cup history following Friday’s uninspiring performance.
Despite the bump in the road, Gareth Southgate‘s players didn’t look too disheartened after the final whistle.
That is because they were granted the opportunity to reunite with family and friends who were supporting them from the stands at the Al Bayt Stadium.
Captain Harry Kane – who has been struggling with an ankle issue since Monday’s opening 6-2 win against Iran – was quick to catch up with his wife Katie Goodland after his post-match media duties were completed.
Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford also joined his loved ones in the stands, including his partner Megan Davison and son Arlo George.
Substitute keeper Aaron Ramsdale caught up with visiting friends and family, including his girlfriend Georgina Irwin, after the final whistle as well as his Arsenal teammate and USA star Matt Turner.
The FA and England boss Southgate have set out strict guidelines surrounding contact between players and their families due to the potential threat of Covid.
Players have been allowed to contact their loved ones through phone and video calls from the team’s hotel and base camp in Al Wakrah.
But, face-to-face contact has been limited to a short space of time after each match.
Between matchdays, the Three Lions’ nearest and dearest are staying on a £1billion super yacht named MSC World Europa, which is docked in Doha.
So far, they have racked up an eyewatering £20,000 bar bill.
A source said: “They’re on a premium drinks package whilst on board the cruise liner.
“It was all paid for before they arrived in Qatar. But they were ordering bottles of champagne at £250 a pop as well as cocktails.
“They then hit the karaoke and were belting out Three Lions and Sweet Caroline.
“They had an absolute blast and drank so much the bar was restocking the following morning.”
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