But 32-year-old Ghana-bornÂ Gerald Asamoah's wife Linda had changed her plans and was upstairs asleep.
When she came down police said a "Wild West style catfight" broke out between the three women which ended with Mrs Asamoah in hospital with knife wounds to her hand. A thick bundle of her hair was torn out and thrown on to a sofa.
Asamoah, who has played 43 times for the German national side, met the women at a party for a team-mate in Hamburg's red-light district.
The men play for the Bundesliga team St Pauli of Hamburg.
After consuming champagne and burgers he invited the two women - known as Florence and Priscilla --back to his home.
His 30-year-old wife usually lives with their three children in the west of Germany, but had decided to remain in Hamburg that night.
She is said to have walked in on her husband sitting with the two women at the kitchen table.
The situation soon became violent. According to testimony from Priscilla and Florence, Mrs Asamoah tried to grab a knife from the knife block but only succeeded in badly cutting her own hand.
Mrs Asamoah has lodged a police complaint against the woman who pulled her hair out.
German newspaper Bild reported that Asamoah left the scene telling police: "I have got to go to training."
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