The FA have agreed to arrange security for the England WAGs who have opted to stay on cruise ships off Doha during the World Cup due to fears they will be targeted by troublemakers.
The majority of the .ers’ relatives and friends have opted to spend the tournament on a luxury liner after concluding that it offered a better standard of accommodation than hotels and apartments in Qatar, but a visit from several families after the World Cup draw in March sparked concerns about their privacy and security while on board.
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Following representations from several .ers’ agents, the FA have agreed to help with the families’ security arrangements in addition to those for the squad.
The cost of accommodation in Qatar is proving problematic even for .ers’ relatives, with Sportsmail revealing this week that some families have been quoted £300,000 for a month-long stay in Qatar.