An emotional Bailey Wright dedicated Australia’s victory to her mother-in-law

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An emotional Bailey Wright dedicated Australia’s victory to her mother-in-law

Australia defender Bailey Wright was in mourning on Thursday after learning following the Socceroos’ 1-0 loss to Denmark at the World Cup that his stepmother had passed away.

Wright, who plays for Sunderland in English football’s second division, told Australian reporters he was concerned for his mother-in-law’s health after receiving a text from his wife after Wednesday’s game.

Football Australia confirmed on Thursday morning that Wright’s mother-in-law has passed away and the defender will not appear in front of the media. Wright paid tribute to his mother-in-law and wife at the stadium on Wednesday night.

“I just received a text from my wife. I just want to dedicate this to my wife, to bless her and her mother,” Wright said at the stadium Wednesday night.

“For them, it was a very difficult time at home, but it finally allowed me to be here and live one of my dreams, so I dedicate it to Tammy.”

“I’ll be honest, I don’t know if she’s still with us.

Wright said he hasn’t told teammates about his worries at home.

“No one knows. It’s something I keep to myself; we all have a lot of work to do. Work has to be done, right? You have to be professional at all times,” he added.

Graham Arnold’s Australia meets Argentina in the Round of 16 in Qatar, which is only the second time Socceroo has advanced to the knockout stages. Australia was eliminated from the round of 16 of the 2006 World Cup by eventual champions Italy. There is little chance for Australia to stand out against a group that includes 2018 champions France and Tunisia. However, the Socceroos have shown through an arduous journey in qualifying that they like to do things “the hard way,” Wright said.

“When we started this journey four years ago, Arnie (Arnold) told us what he wanted us to be – our close friendship and solidarity is what will make history. history for us,” he declared. “There were 11 brothers there, whoever came, and it was special to be a part of that.

“When you’re part of something like this, it’s hard to put the feelings into words. It’s a real feeling.

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