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Spanish Captain Olga Carmona's Bittersweet Victory

 Spanish Captain Olga Carmona's Bittersweet Victory

Spanish Captain Olga Carmona's Bittersweet Victory
Spanish Captain Olga Carmona's Bittersweet Victory(Image-Getty)

Following her crucial goal in the 29th minute that secured a triumphant 1-0 victory over England in the Women's World Cup final, Olga Carmona, the captain of the Spanish national team, received devastating news. The Spanish Football Association (RFEF) revealed on Sunday that Carmona had learned about the passing of her father after the exhilarating match.

In an official statement shared on social media, the RFEF expressed their deep sorrow and condolences, 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." They conveyed heartfelt support to Olga and her family during this difficult time, expressing their affection for her and highlighting her significance in Spanish soccer history.

According to a spokesperson from the RFEF who spoke to Reuters, Carmona's father had been grappling with a long-standing illness and ultimately passed away on the Friday preceding the World Cup final.

Amidst the overwhelming emotions, Carmona took to the social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter) to share her sentiments. She wrote, "I know that you have given me the strength to achieve something unique. I know you have been watching me tonight and that you are proud of me. Rest in peace, dad." This heartfelt message revealed the profound impact her father had on her journey and the resilience he had instilled in her.

Remarkably, it came to light that Carmona's family and close friends made the poignant decision to withhold this heartbreaking news from her, allowing her to remain fully focused on the monumental match of her career. This selfless gesture speaks volumes about the close-knit support system that surrounds her.

During the group stage of the World Cup, Carmona's mother and brothers had initially traveled to New Zealand. However, upon reaching the finals, they hurriedly returned to Spain, and subsequently, they arrived in Australia on Saturday to extend their unwavering support to Carmona, who plays as a fullback for Real Madrid. Their presence in Australia symbolized their solidarity and love as they stood by her side during the historic triumph.

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