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Spain captain learns of father’s death after scoring winner in Women’s World Cup final


A heartbreaking story surrounding Spanish World Cup winning captain Olga Carmona has come to the fore on Sunday evening.

Carmona, for those not aware, guided Spain into the 2023 Women’s World Cup final against England earlier today.

And, come the full-time whistle, the Real Madrid star had proven herself the hero for her country.

This came as Carmona’s solitary strike on the half-hour mark guided Spain to the right side of an eventual 1-0 result.

Fresh off her history-making efforts in Sydney, though, as alluded to above, Carmona was dealt some absolutely devastating news.

This came in the form of confirmation that her father had passed away.

As revealed in a statement on the part of the Spanish Football Federation, ‘the soccer player learned the sad news after the World Cup final’:

‘The RFEF deeply regrets to report the death of Olga Carmona’s father. The soccer player learned the sad news after the World Cup final. We send our most sincere hugs to Olga and her family in a moment of deep pain. We love you, Olga, you are the history of Spanish football.’

Incredibly, this came after Carmona had selflessly dedicated her World Cup winning goal to her best friend, who recently lost her mother:

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.


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