Olga Carmona, captain of Spain’s women’s football team, learned of her dad’s demise just hours after the FIFA World Cup final game against England on Sunday. Carmona scored the game’s only goal to lead Spain to their first big victory in women’s football. A Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) spokesperson stated that Carmona’s dad was ill and died on Friday.
As reported by the Spanish news outlet Relevo, Olga Carmona’s family and relatives chose not to share the tragic news with her before Sunday’s final match against England. Carmona’s brothers and mother travelled to New Zealand to cheer for La Roja during the FIFA Women’s World Cup group stage games before returning to Spain. They travelled to Australia on Saturday to support Carmona’s Spain in the summit clash.
Carmona and her Spanish teammates celebrated after their team won the World Cup in an exciting match against England. Later, the 23-year-old left back penned on Twitter, “I know that you gave me the strength to achieve something unique. I know you have been watching me tonight and you are proud of me. Rest in peace dad.”
Y sin saberlo tenía mi Estrella antes de que empezase el partido. Sé que me has dado la fuerza para conseguir algo único. Sé que me has estado viendo esta noche y que estás orgulloso de mí. Descansa en paz, papá 🌟❤️🩹 pic.twitter.com/Uby0mteZQ3
— Olga Carmona (@7olgacarmona) August 20, 2023
Carmona struck a superb left-footed shot in the 29th minute to put her team ahead of England in the FIFA Women’s World Cup final.