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Australia player receives heartbreaking family news moments after famous World Cup win

Australia player receives heartbreaking family news moments after famous World Cup win

Moments after Australia’s historic victory over Denmark at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Socceroos defender Bailey Wright received a terrible text message from his partner regarding his mother-in- law’s grave health condition.

Australia have just advanced to the Round of 16 in Qatar thanks to a magnificent solo effort from Mathew Leckie, igniting widespread celebrations in Australia.

But for one individual, their happiness was short-lived.

“Just come in from a message from my wife,” Wright told reporters.

“Hope she (my mother-in-law) is still with us.”

Very distressing news.

And it turns out that the powerful defender didn’t even inform his Australian teammates of the situation.

“It’s something I’ve kept to myself, no-one knows,” Wright added.

“We’ve all got a lot going on, just really proud.”

“To get on is special,” he said.

Wright, who plays for Sunderland, entered the game as a second-half substitute against Denmark.

“But even if I didn’t get on, to achieve what we’ve achieved, a lot of that performance and the reward you’re seeing now has been an effort over four years. A lot has been on this journey, and that’s for everyone who has made sacrifices over four years.”

Australia player receives heartbreaking family news moments after famous World Cup win

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