Olga Carmona: Women’s World Cup hero learns of father’s death after firing Spain to victory


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

Carmona, who scored the winning goal for Spain against England, learns of her father’s death after the match, Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) he said in a statement.

“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.

Its emotionally charged Posted on XFormerly known as Twitter, Carmona likened her father to a superstar who looked down on her during her final play.

“Without knowing 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 posted another emotional post Greetings to X Monday, the day after the World Cup Final.

“I don’t have the words to thank for all your love,” the post read. Yesterday was the best and worst day of my life.

“I know you want me to enjoy this historic moment – because of that I’ll be with my teammates, so wherever you are, you’ll know this star is also yours, 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 passing 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 he rest in peace,” Read the statement.

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

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 the Red He defeated the reigning European champions and pre-match favourites, despite the disagreements and divisions that overwhelmed the national team throughout the tournament, making this an extraordinary feat.

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.