The World Cup has helped ease family heartache for England star Mason Mount, Mailonline can reveal.
The Chelsea midfielder’s sister Stacey lives in Australia and gave birth to his niece Poppy more three years ago.
But the pandemic – Australia had some of the strictest travel restrictions in the world – along with the demands of his football schedule, stopped him from seeing her.
But Stacey has 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 in a new contract by Chelsea, was all smiles as he hugged Poppy by the touchline after playing a World Cup match.
England footballer Mason Mount met his three-year-old niece Poppy for the first time in Qatar this week (pictured)
The Chelsea midfielder had not been able to meet his sister’s daughter before due to Covid restrictions and the demands of his football schedule
Mount was reunited with his sister Stacey, who lives in Australia, and her family after the match against Iran on Monday
They were united when Gareth Southgate allowed players to meet Wags and families in the terraces after England thrashed Iran 6-2.
Mount picked up his niece, who was wearing an England shirt with his name, and cuddled her tightly and high-fived other children in his family.
Stacey wrote on Instagram: ‘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!
Stacey shared pictures of the reunion on Instagram and said how proud she was of her younger brother
They were united when Gareth Southgate allowed players to meet Wags and families in the terraces after England thrashed Iran 6-2
Stacey posted smiling family photographs of the reunion at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha
‘I cannot even express what a proud big sister I am. All these years of hard work and dedication.’
She joked about Mason’s love of playing football as a child adding: ‘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 is known for his charity work raising funds for sick children and has his own charitable foundation.
England’s Wags ‘rack up £20,000 bar bill as they party until 2am with £250-a-bottle champagne and cocktails and belt out karaoke hits’ on their £1billion World Cup super cruise liner
BY ALASTAIR LOCKHART FOR MAILONLINE
The England team’s WAGs enjoyed an extravagant night of boozing onboard their £1 billion luxury cruise ship at the World Cup in Qatar as they racked up a £20,000 bill in a single evening.
The partners of England’s star players celebrated the team’s 6-2 in over Iran on Monday by popping bottles of fine champagne on board the huge ship, their home during the tournament.
Gareth Southgate’s side cruised their way to victory in their opening game, with goals from players including Jack Grealish and Jude Bellingham.
Grealish’s model girlfriend Sasha Attwood, 26, and wife of England defender Harry Maguire Fern, 25, were among the group partying until 2am with £250 bottles of champagne on the MSC World Europa earlier in the week.
Megan Davison, 26, girlfriend of goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, and Kyle Walker’s wife Annie Kilner were also partying into the night as the WAGs celebrated the Three Lions’ win.
Megan Davison, wife of Jordan Pickford, joined the £20,000 party onboard the £1 billion cruise ship
Jack Grealish’s girlfriend Sasha Attwood was also part of the mega-expensive night
(File Photo) The group were living the high life with £250 bottles of champagne and cocktails on the ship
Fern Hawkins, wife of Harry Maguire, is another member of the WAG group onboard the luxury ship
Kilner reportedly led the festivities with a rousing rendition of Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You and Gloria Gaynor’s I will survive in the ship’s theatre.
A source told The Sun: ‘They’re on a premium drinks package whilst on board the cruise liner.
‘It was all paid for before they arrived in Qatar. But they were ordering bottles of champagne at £250 a pop as well as cocktails.
‘They then hit the karaoke and were belting out Three Lions and Sweet Caroline.
‘They had an absolute blast and drank so much the bar was restocking the following morning.’
The group on the luxury cruise ship are among the near-7,000 people who have paid more than £6,000 for top-class accommodation during the World Cup in Qatar.
The enormous ship boasts swimming pools, a shopping centre, bars and the world’s biggest slide on a cruise ship.
The England WAGs are staying on this £1 billion cruise ship during the Three Lions’ World Cup campaign in Qatar
The enormous ship has space for thousands of guests willing to pay for the luxury accommodation
WAGs will be treated the the top-notch facilities available on the MSC Europa
The ship even features the world’s biggest slide on water, the 11-deck high Venom Drop
England partners enjoy the view from their £1billion cruise liner following second World Cup clash
The WAGs of England and Wales’ World Cup squads enjoyed another day of luxury in Qatar ahead following the second round of clashes on Friday.
The partners of British footballers touched down in Doha to support the Three Lions ahead of their 6-2 win against Iran on Monday, followed by a disappointing 0-0 draw with the US on Friday night.
Gareth Southgate’s team will take on Wales on Tuesday in the teams’ final group stage match.
In the meantime, the WAGs continue to shared glamorous photographs of themselves relaxing on the beach and on board a luxury ‘floating palace’ in Qatar.
Amie Coady, 29, the wife of England defender Conor Coady, shared a series of snaps from the deck of the £1billion cruise liner, while Tolami Benson, 22, the girlfriend of Bukayo Saka, posted a cheeky selfie.
The England WAGs are staying on an impressive cruise ship, which comes complete with six swimming pools, 30 bars and the tallest slide on a ship, while their Welsh counterparts are being housed in a hotel.
It comes amid reports that England’s footballers are isolating from their partners in order to prevent any possible spread of Covid-19, meaning the WAGs cannot visit the players’ hotel ten miles away in the Al Wakra resort.
Amie Coady, 29, the wife of England defender Conor Coady, shared a series of snaps from the deck of the £1billion cruise liner she is calling home for the duration of the World Cup
Nicole Hagan (right), who has been linked to Welsh player Neco Williams, shared a glamorous snap in a lilac bikini, while model Charlotte Russell (left), 27, the partner of Kieffer Moore, posted a series of photographs of an idyllic beach sunset
Tolami Benson, 22, the girlfriend of Bukayo Saka, posted a cheeky selfie from Qatar online
Nicole Hagan, who has been linked to Welsh player Neco Williams, shared a glamorous snap in a lilac bikini, while model Charlotte Russell, 27, the partner of Kieffer Moore, posted a series of photographs of an idyllic beach sunset.
Yesterday, Paige Milian, 27, the girlfriend of England’s Raheem Sterling, and Benson were tagged in social media snaps with refreshing cocktails.
In Qatar, alcohol is largely only served in hotel restaurants and bars that have licenses. It is illegal to consume it anywhere else. However, non-Muslim residents of Doha who have a booze license can drink at home.
Amie’s husband Conor Coady replied to the Instagram post with: ‘What a woman’
Charlotte shared the following image of a gorgeous beachfront sunset, writing: ‘lifeguard on duty’
The Welsh WAGs were making the most of their time in Qatar taking to beaches in their spare time
Paige Milian, 27, the girlfriend of England’s Raheem Sterling, posed up a storm from their lavish cabin on Wednesday
Georgina Roberts, who is the stunning wife of Welsh footballer Connor Roberts, showcased her toned abs in a leopard print bikini for a sizzling selfie
Jodie Francis, the fiancee of Wales player Chris Mepham, shared a glam photograph of herself relaxing by the pool in Qatar a chic all-black ensemble
Aaron Ramsdale’s fiancée Georgina Irwin (left) has also shared snaps from her time in Qatar. Pictured right: Amie Coady
Paige Milian, 27, the girlfriend of England’s Raheem Sterling, and Tolami Benson, 22, the girlfriend of Bukayo Saka, were tagged in social media snaps with refreshing cocktails
Paige also shared a photograph of a huge slide on Instagram, saying: ‘Me and Mel are in our element.’ The cruise ship the WAGs are staying on boasts the longest dry-slide at sea titled The Venom Drop (left). The WAGs are enjoying 26C heat in Qatar, while the UK shivers in winter (right)
The latest comes after it was reported that many British WAGs had turned to professional stylists to help them curate a wardrobe for the tournament, which takes place in a strict Islamic nation.
Skimpy tops and short skirts are reportedly banned from stadiums – but the wives and girlfriends of players were permitted to wear football shirts during games.
This was the case on Monday, when Captain Harry Kane’s wife Katie, Raheem Sterling’s fiancée Paige Milian and Jack Grealish’s girlfriend Sasha Attwood posted sweet tributes on social media after England’s win at the Khalifa Stadium.
Raheem Stirling’s fiancée Paige Milian, 27, shared some sweet family snaps as she celebrated her partner’s success with the England team after they won 6-2 against Iran on Monday
Raheem with his children in the stands at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, pictured left. Pictured right: Paige posed with the son she shares with Raheem, Thiago, five, and his daughter from his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Melissa Clarke, Melody Rose, 10
Anouska Santos shared this photograph to Instagram with her partner Luke Shaw and their son, captioning it: ‘Three years of you baby reign, you make our whole world go round’
Sharing the love! Jack Grealish and his girlfriend Sasha Attwood celebrate with a cuddle after his side’s victory this afternoon
Bukayo Saka sits with his family – including his girlfriend Tolami Benson, 22 – after scoring two goals against Iran
Skimpy tops and short skirts are reportedly banned from stadiums – but the wives and girlfriends of players were permitted to wear football shirts during games
Amie Coady, who is married to Everton player Conor, appeared in deep concentration when at Monday’s event in Qatar
Katie shared an adorable family photo, with Harry posing in the stands with his two of his three children after the match, while Sasha shared an image of her man to her Instagram stories with the caption: ‘So proud of you xxx’.
Meanwhile, model Paige, 27, could be seen in Instagram snaps flicking a victory sign as she wore the new Three Lions jersey while standing with the son she shares with Raheem, Thiago, five, and his daughter from his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Melissa Clarke, Melody Rose, 10.
Following their game, the England squad rushed to celebrate with their loved ones in the stands; Grealish was pictured sharing a cuddle with his girlfriend to celebrate the win, while captain Harry was seen hugging his children after the match.
His youngsters were just some of the squad’s mini supporters seen filling up the stand today, with Phil Foden’s son in attendance at the match, alongside Harry Maguire’s daughters, who sported shirts with their father’s name emblazoned on the back.
Monday’s match saw Gareth Southgate’s wonderkids Jude Bellingham and Bukayo Saka score three goals. Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Grealish grabbed the other three in a superb performance.
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