Spain’s World Cup final goal hero Olga Carmona tragically learns of father’s death after lifting trophy


SPAIN’S World Cup matchwinner was given heartbreaking news after the final that her father had died.

Olga Carmona scored the only goal of the women’s final against England and was later pictured joyfully kissing the trophy.

GettyOlga Carmona rejoiced as her goal won the World Cup final for Spain but she was later given the terrible news of her father’s death[/caption]

GettyCarmona showed her pride and joy as he kissed the trophy[/caption]

GettyBefore hearing of the tragedy, Carmona angled a deserved winner[/caption]

But hours afterwards the Real Madrid left-back was told of the family tragedy.

A statement from the Spanish FA said: “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.”

Carmona, 23, has a 24-year-old brother, Fran, who is a central defender for Sevilla C.

Fans on social media were quick to send their sympathy.

One posted: “This is such a heartbreaking news. This was supposed to be the best day of her life. She made her father proud.”

Another wrote: “Can’t imagine how those feelings mix, awful to hear. RIP.”

Real Madrid left-back Carmona netted the only goalRex

A third said of her father: “At least he saw his daughter reach the World Cup final and score in the semis.”  

Carmona gave Spain their first ever Women’s World Cup crown by slotting home on 29 minutes.

Lionesses’ keeper Mary Earps saved a penalty from Jenni Hermoso as Jorge Vilda’s Spaniards deservedly triumphed.

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