This June, England football captain Steven Gerrard will have his eyes on just the ball -- on the football pitch! The 33-year-old Liverpool star has 'banned' his wife and kids from traveling with him to Brazil for the FIFA World Cup because of the "distraction".
Gerrard, who has played in two World Cups so far, has decided to keep hottie wife Alex Curran - a model and a fashion columnist - at home for the World Cup starting June 12. And while it is learnt that coach Roy Hodgson will let players take their wives and girlfriends to the land of the Samba, Gerrard is not letting anything sway him from winning the trophy for his country.
"I thought it was bit of a distraction (taking family to World Cups), so in 2010 when I set off for the World Cup in South Africa, I preferred for my family to be away from me and I could focus on trying to get my form right," he was quoted as saying by the British media. "So I will be doing the same again in Brazil."