Spain’s World Cup hero Olga Carmona was informed her father had passed away just after she scored the winning goal in Sunday’s final against England.
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Carmona, 23, sparked jubilant scenes at Stadium Australia when she broke the deadlock in the 29th minute; a strike that would ultimately be enough to make history for La Roja, who would go on to win the tournament for the first time ever
But it was later confirmed by the Royal Spanish Football Federation that Carmona had been told the heartbreaking news that her father had died after the match.
A statement from the RFEF on Sunday evening read: “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.”