World Cup 2014: WAGs face 'security issues' in Brazil, but Roy Hodgson welcomes Coleen Rooney and Co

The wives and girlfriends have been criticised in the past for causing a distraction

Roy Hodgson says the England players will be permitted to bring their wives and girlfriends – the WAGs – for the latter part of the squad's pre-World Cup training camp in Miami, but says they will face security issues in Brazil.

The WAGs have kept a low profile since they were judged to have been too visible at the 2006 World Cup in Germany. However, Miami, and the team's Mandarin Oriental hotel on Brickell Key, is likely to appeal to many of them.

Hodgson said: "In Miami, we have invited the players, or suggested to the players, that their wives could come for the later part of the stay there.

"When it comes to Brazil, we haven't made any hard and fast rules. It will be up to the players to decide, presumably around the games more than anything else, if they want to bring their wives there.

"There are issues [in Brazil] [and] I think it's important that they understand what issues there are likely to be in terms of security."

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