While their footie dads are busy in South Africa, celebrity tots will be cheering their fathers on from the UK sidelines. Take a look at some of the soccer dads who are hoping to bring the trophy home and make their little ones extra proud this summer…
New dad Wayne has already introduced baby Kai (too cute!!) to football, taking him along to games and dressing him up in a mini Manchester United kit, with “Daddy” emblazoned across the back. Little Kai will be cheering his dad on from home with mum Colleen – but if the England team gets through to the semi-finals, the Rooney family will fly to South Africa to cheer Wayne on from the side of the pitch.
Steven’s little girls are no strangers to joining their dad on the pitch, and will be cheering him on as he captains England in the World Cup this year. The Liverpool star’s daughters Lillie-Ella, 5, and Lexie, 3, have their own England kits to match their dad, and will be watching from home with mum Alex Curran.
Didier Drogba will surely be hoping he scores as many goals for his country, Ivory Coast, as he did in the Premiership last year playing for Chelsea. His baby son Freddy is used to the limelight, after celebrating on the pitch when his dad’s team won the Premiership trophy.
Baby Ruby Cole has arrived just in time to watch daddy play in the World Cup, after mum Carly Zucker gave birth to her back in April. Carly revealed that new dad Joe is adamant little Ruby will be a sporty girl. “He’s already talking about what sports he wants her to play – he really wants her to learn tennis,” she said.
A strong contender for the ultimate soccer dad, David Beckham’s tots are used to seeing their dad scoring goals on the pitch. Although he won’t be playing this year, he’s still involved in coaching the team and the mini-Beckhams will be supporting their famous daddy with mum Victoria in L.A.