Niece to meet you! Mason Mount lays eyes on his sister’s three-year-old daughter for the FIRST time during family reunion after England World Cup match
The World Cup has helped ease England star Mason Mount’s family grief, Mailonline reveals.
The Chelsea midfielder’s sister Stacey lives in Australia and gave birth to her niece Poppy more three years ago.
But the pandemic – Australia had some of the strictest travel restrictions in the world – as well as the demands of its football schedule, prevented him from seeing her.
But Stacey brought Poppy to Qatar to meet her uncle at the World Cup.
The 23-year-old footballer, who has reportedly been offered £200,000-a-week under a new contract with Chelsea, was all smiles as he hugged Poppy by the touchline after playing a World Cup game .
England footballer Mason Mount met his three-year-old niece Poppy for the first time in Qatar this week (pictured)
The Chelsea midfielder hadn’t been able to meet his sister’s daughter before due to Covid restrictions and the demands of his football schedule
Mount reunited with his sister Stacey, who lives in Australia, and her family after the game against Iran on Monday
They were united when Gareth Southgate allowed the players to meet the Wags and families on the terraces after England beat Iran 6-2.
Mount took his niece, who was wearing an English shirt with her name on it, and hugged her and gave the other children in her family a high five.
Stacey wrote on Instagram, “After 3 1/2 years I got to see my baby brother and Poppy meet his uncle Mason for the first time and what a day!”
Stacey shared photos from the reunion on Instagram and said how proud she was of her younger brother
They were united when Gareth Southgate allowed the players to meet the Wags and families on the terraces after England beat Iran 6-2
“I can’t even express what a proud big sister I am. All those years of hard work and dedication.
She joked about Mason’s love of playing football as a child, adding, “Daddy don’t mind you kicking football in the garage now.” You really deserve this Mason Mount.
“How lucky I am to be able to see you play for the first time in years at the World Cup”
Mount is known for his charity work raising funds for sick children and has his own charitable foundation.