Australia star obtains devastating family news points after famous World Cup victory
The scenes in Fed Square, Melbourne at just gone 3am when Australia took the lead over Denmark.— HLTCO (@HLTCO) November 30, 2022
Just moments after Australia’s historic victory over Denmark at the 2022 World Cup, Socceroos defender Bailey Wright received a devastating text message from his partner informing him of a serious health situation with his mother-in-law.
Australia had just booked their spot in the Round of 16 in Qatar thanks to a superbsolo effort from Mathew Leckie, sparking mass celebrations Down Under.
But for one person, their joy 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.”
Truly heartbreaking news.
And it turns out the tough defender didn’t even tell his Aussie teammates about what was going on wither.
“It’s something I’ve kept to myself, no-one knows,” Wright added.
“We’ve all got a lot going on, just really proud.”
Wright, who plies his trade with Sunderland, came on as a second half substitutes against the Danes.
“To get on is special,” he said.
“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.”