Spain’s Women’s World Cup Hero Olga Carmona Pays Tribute to Late Father
Olga Carmona Scores Winning Goal in World Cup Final
Olga Carmona, the 23-year-old Spanish defender, has paid tribute to her late father following Spain’s victory in the Women’s World Cup final against England. Carmona scored the only goal of the match, securing a historic win for Spain.
After learning of her father’s death, Carmona took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to express her feelings. She posted, “And without knowing it, I had my Star before the game started. I know that you have given me the strength to achieve something unique. I know that you have been watching me tonight and that you are proud of me. Rest in peace, dad.”
The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) confirmed the news of Carmona’s father’s death, stating, “The RFEF deeply regrets to announce the death of Olga Carmona’s father. The footballer learned the sad news after the World Cup final.” The RFEF expressed their condolences to Carmona and her family, describing her as a part of Spanish soccer history.
Father’s Illness Kept Secret to Allow Carmona to Focus on the Final
According to Spanish media outlet Relevo, Carmona’s family and friends made the decision not to inform her about her father’s illness and subsequent death. They wanted her to solely concentrate on the crucial match without any distractions. Carmona’s mother and brothers had initially traveled to New Zealand during the earlier stages of the World Cup but returned to Spain. They later flew to Australia to support Carmona in the final.
Carmona’s father had been battling a long illness and passed away on Friday. The news of his death came after Spain’s historic victory in the World Cup final. Despite the devastating news, Carmona’s performance and goal in the final displayed her strength and determination.