Dravid argued that having wives and girlfriends
tag along on the occasional tour was the only way the players could spend time with their loved ones.
Van Gl reportedly revealed that he had sanctioned the visit from wives and girlfriends
and said that his principle is the overall picture, the total person, 'the player'.
So as the players line up for three days of drama at Chicago's Medinah Country Club, some of the attention will be reserved for what the wives and girlfriends
will bring to the USA and Europe teams.
He told UK Sport's world-class performance conference at London's ExCel centre: "We planned the trip to Australia meticulously for about 12 months beforehand and one group of stakeholders we wanted to speak to were the wives and girlfriends
The 30-strong choir is made up of wives and girlfriends
of serving soldiers, based at Catterick Barracks in North Yorkshire, who have just returned from Afghanistan.
Loew believes it's good to have wives and girlfriends
staying at a hotel close to the team HQ.
There were emotional scenes as young children clung on to the fathers they had not seen for months and wives and girlfriends
hugged their partners.
In Germany, the footballers' wives and girlfriends
were forced to stay at a separate hotel and only saw their partners and kids the day after a match.
How might forcing soldiers to think about their wives and girlfriends
or getting wounded affect their combat efficiency?
9 ( ANI ): Brazil Football World Cup prepares for the return of the WAGs of English footballers since the manager Roy Hodgson has lifted the 2006 ban on wives and girlfriends