Olga Carmona: The Women’s World Cup champion learns of her father’s death after leading Spain to victory


Within hours this weekend, Spain’s reigning Women’s World Cup champion Olga Carmona experienced a career high and a deep loss, the latter of which was removed from her so she could focus on Sunday’s final.

The Royal Spanish Football Federation said in a statement that Carmona, who scored the winning goal for Spain against England, learned of her father’s death after the match.

“RFEF deeply regrets to report the death of Olga Carmona’s father. The footballer learned the sad news after the World Cup final. We send our sincere hugs to Olga and her family in a moment of deep pain. We love you, Olga.

In an emotionally charged tweet, Carmona likened her father to a superstar who looks down on her during her final play.

“And without even being aware of it, I had my star before launch,” she wrote. “I know that you have given me the strength to accomplish something truly unique. I know that you were watching me tonight and that you are proud of me. Rest in peace, Dad.”

Carmona club, Real Madrid, also issued a statement expressing their condolences.

“Real Madrid, the president and the board of directors are deeply saddened by the death of the father of our player Olga Carmona. Real Madrid extends its deepest condolences and sympathy to Olga, her family and all her loved ones. May God rest his soul.”

Carmona’s goal in the 29th minute was the winner, with an assist La Roja Only the second country, after Germany, to win both the men’s and women’s World Cups.

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After the goal, Carmona lifted her shirt in celebration. After the match, she explains the reason she did it is to honor her best friend’s mother who passed away recently.

Carmona’s goal sealed Spain’s victory against the odds. that La Roja Defeating the defending champions and pre-match favourites, despite the quarrels and divisions that overwhelmed the national team throughout the tournament, makes this achievement extraordinary.

Last year, 15 Spanish players declared themselves unavailable for selection, saying they were unhappy with coach Jorge Vilda’s training methods, who described the situation at the time as a “global embarrassment”.

Only three of those 15 players who wrote letters to the Spanish federation last year, saying the “situation” within the national team affected their “emotional state” and health, have been selected for the World Cup squad.

The country is now the best in the world, but the international future of these exiled players is still unclear. With the victory, the questions surrounding the national structure, about whether or how the dispute can be resolved, do not disappear.

If the problems can be resolved off the field, Spain’s future shines brightly, because the Iberian nation is now, incredibly, the winners of the Women’s World Cups at the U-17, U-20 and senior levels.

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