Spain captain and World Cup last hero Olga Carmona discovered after the match that her father had died, the Spanish FA (RFEF) stated on August 20.
Carmona scored a Twenty ninth-minute aim to clinch a 1-0 win over England and safe Spain their first Girls’s World Cup title.
“The RFEF deeply regrets to announce the dying of Olga Carmona’s father. The footballer discovered the unhappy information after the World Cup last,” the Spanish FA stated on social media.
“We ship our most honest embrace to Olga and her household in a second of deep sorrow. We love you, Olga, you might be Spanish soccer historical past.”
An RFEF spokesperson advised Reuters that Carmona’s father had been combating an extended sickness and died on Friday.
“I do know that you’ve got given me the energy to attain one thing distinctive,” Carmona wrote on the social media platform X, previously often called Twitter. “I do know you will have been watching me tonight and that you’re happy with me. Relaxation in peace, dad.”
In accordance with Spanish media outlet Relevo, Carmona’s household and pals determined to not inform her in order that she may concentrate on crucial match of her life.
Carmona’s mom and brothers travelled to New Zealand in the course of the World Cup’s group stage, however then rushed again to Spain. They arrived in Australia on Saturday to assist the Actual Madrid fullback within the last.