MASON MOUNT enjoyed a heartwarming moment as he was finally able to meet his three-year-old niece for the first time this week.
The England star’s sister Stacey lives in Australia, a country that has been under strict Covid restrictions for much of the last few years.
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Instagram @staceymount_muchmoreMason poses with his sister Stacey[/caption]
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After the thumping win, manager Gareth Southgate allowed his players to mingle with their loved ones in the stands.
It was then that a beaming Mount was able to see his sibling and meet his little niece Poppy.
Mount grinned from ear-to-ear as he was finally able to give Poppy a hug.
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And his smile didn’t dissipate as he posed for photos with Stacey and other loved ones.
Poppy and Stacey were appropriately decked out in England replica shirts with “Mount 19” on the back.
Gushing on Instagram after the match, Stacey wrote: “After 3 1/2 years, I got to see my little bro and Poppy meet her uncle Mason for the first time and what a day!
“I cannot even express what a proud big sister I am. All these years of hard work and dedication.”
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On her pride at watching her brother on the world stage, she joked: “Dad doesn’t mind you kicking the football at the garage now. You truly deserve this Mason Mount.
“How lucky I am to get to watch you play for the first time in years at the World Cup.”
Mount was back in action as England took on the USA in their second match yesterday.
He played the full 90 minutes as the Three Lions slumped to a 0-0 draw.
Reacting to the stalemate, Mount said: “It was tough to play our stuff, they have a very physical midfield and a team where they can play and great individual players.
“It wasn’t easy but we stuck with it and we tried to play our stuff, with maybe a little bit of a lack of technical ability in the end in the final third with that final pass or shot to create a chance.
“But it’s a clean sheet, we look at the positives and it’s a point gained in the big picture and it’s always tough to win every single group game.
“We want to win every game, but the focus goes onto winning that last game.
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“You look at the bigger picture, not many teams win every single game in the group. The most important thing is to get through and win that last game, we’re at the top and that’s the big focus now.”
Mount and Co will be back in action on Tuesday night, when they take on Wales in a crucial Battle of Britain clash.
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Instagram @staceymount_muchmoreMount enjoyed the family reunion[/caption]