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Socceroos star Bailey Wright breaks down and reveals awful family news from FIFA World Cup in Qatar

Socceroos star Bailey Wright almost breaks down as he reveals he hid awful family news from his teammates before getting a shocking text just after victory over Denmark

Socceroos player Bailey Wright was on the verge of tears after receiving a heartbreaking text message about his mother-in-law just moments after the Aussies stunned the world in Qatar.

The Socceroos advanced to the round of 16 at the World Cup after a thrilling 1-0 victory over Denmark on Thursday morning.

Socceroos player Bailey Wright was on the verge of tears after receiving a heartbreaking text message about his mother-in-law just moments after the Aussies stunned the world in Qatar

Wright (pictured with family) revealed that he hadn't told his Socceroos teammates about his personal situation before talking to the media at Al Janoub Stadium

Wright (pictured with family) revealed that he hadn’t told his Socceroos teammates about his personal situation before talking to the media at Al Janoub Stadium

Wright came on in the final 16 minutes to keep the Danes at bay as they searched for an equaliser.

However, celebrations were bittersweet for Wright as he revealed he received a shocking text from his wife after the game about his mother-in-law in England.

‘I’ve just come in from a message from my wife,’ the 30-year-old said, close to tears. 

‘I just want to dedicate this to my wife, bless her, and her mum. I’ll be honest, I’m not sure if she’s still with us.’

The Sunderland defender was part of Australia's 2014 World Cup side but never got on the field. His appearance against Denmark was Wright's debut in the competition

The Sunderland defender was part of Australia’s 2014 World Cup side but never got on the field. His appearance against Denmark was Wright’s debut in the competition

Wright revealed that he hadn’t told his Socceroos teammates about his personal situation before talking to the media at Al Janoub Stadium.

‘It was, for them, a really tough time back home, but ultimately, it made this possible for me to be here and live one of my dreams so I dedicate that to Tammy. I hope she’s still with us,’ he said.

‘No one [in the team] knows. That’s something I’ve kept to myself; we’ve all got a lot going on. Job to do, isn’t it? You’ve got to be professional all the time.’

The Sunderland defender was part of Australia’s 2014 World Cup side but never got on the field. His appearance against Denmark was Wright’s debut in the competition. 

Wright (pictured) came on in the final 16 minutes to keep the Danes at bay as they searched for an equaliser

Wright (pictured) came on in the final 16 minutes to keep the Danes at bay as they searched for an equaliser

‘It’s pretty special,’ said Wright. ‘This is my second World Cup and to get on is special, but had I not gone on, achieving what we’ve achieved [would have been just as special] – a lot of that performance and the rewards you see now has been an effort over four years of not just people that are here, lads, staff, there’s a lot that have been on this journey.’

‘And I guess that’s really for everyone that’s made sacrifices throughout the four years and have made this possible, and making the nation back home pretty proud. I’m sure that they’ll be having a pretty good time back home.’

Football Australia staff said they would give updates on the condition of Wright’s mother-in-law later on Thursday.

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