Spain’s Olga Carmona, a tough defender, found out that her father had died just hours after scoring the goal that won the FIFA Women’s World Cup for Spain on Sunday. The sad news, which was kept from Carmona so she could focus on Sunday’s final, was released in a statement by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) soon after Spain won the Women’s World Cup.
Spain’s Olga Carmona learns father died following FIFA Women’s World Cup win
Carmona scored the game-winning goal in the 29th minute of the Women’s World Cup final. This made La Roja the second country, after Germany, to win both the men’s and women’s World Cups. CNN said that she raised her shirt to celebrate the goal in honor of her best friend’s recently dead mother. Carmona’s goal helped Spain beat the European winners and favorite going into the game. This is a huge accomplishment for La Roja, who have been having problems and fighting with each other.
“And without being aware of it, I had my Star before kick off,” she wrote. “I know you gave me the strength to accomplish something truly unique. I know you were watching me tonight and that you are proud of me. Rest in peace, dad.”
In another tribute to the father of Spain’s hero, Carmona’s club, Real Madrid said: “Real Madrid C F, the president and the Board of Directors are deeply saddened by the passing of the father of our player Olga Carmona.
“Real Madrid would like to extend our condolences and heartfelt sympathy to Olga, her family and all her loved ones. May he rest in peace.”