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Olga Carmona scored in Spain's 1-0 Women's World Cup win. Then she learned her father had died

  

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Via:  buzz-of-the-orient  •  10 months ago  •  3 comments

By:   Tales Azzoni The Associated Press

Olga Carmona scored in Spain's 1-0 Women's World Cup win. Then she learned her father had died

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Olga Carmona scored in Spain's 1-0 Women's World Cup win. Then she learned her father had died

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Spain's Olga Carmona celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the final of Women's World Cup soccer between Spain and England at Stadium Australia in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023. Carmona, whose goal won the Women's World Cup for Spain on Sunday, learned after the final of her father's death, the Spanish soccer federation said. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

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Olga Carmona, whose goal won the Women's World Cup for Spain on Sunday, learned after the final of her father's death, the Spanish soccer federation said.

He had been ill and died while Carmona's mother and other relatives traveled to Australia to watch her play in the final, the federation said early Monday, without giving more detail on the cause of death.

The family decided to wait until after the title celebrations to give Carmona the news.

"And without knowing it, I had my Star before the game started," Carmona said on X, formerly known as Twitter, along with a photo of her kissing the winners' medal. "I know that you gave me the strength to achieve something unique. I know that you were watching me tonight and that you are proud of me. Rest in peace, dad."

After the final whistle, she was among the Spanish players celebrating and dancing on the field, and appeared to participate normally during the trophy presentation.

Some unconfirmed Spanish media reports said Carmona's father died a day before the final but relatives decided to wait until after the match to tell her the news.

"We love you, Olga," the federation said on X. "You are part of the history of Spanish soccer."


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 scored with a left-footed strike in the 29th minute to give Spain a 1-0 victory over England in Sydney, Australia. She had also scored a late winner in La Roja's 2-1 win over Sweden in the semifinals to become the first player since American Carli Lloyd in 2015 to score in a World Cup semifinal and final.

The 23-year-old Carmona was named the final's most valuable player on Sunday. She had celebrated her goal with a tribute to a friend who recently lost her mother.

"I think all of us, we felt that this team had something special," the Real Madrid defender said after Spain won the title.

Madrid released a statement Sunday night about her father's death and offering condolences to the player and her family.

Carmona's Spain teammate Irene Paredes lost her father a few days before Spain began its preparations for the World Cup. The defender dedicated the title to him on Sunday.

Before the news of the death of Carmona's father, the federation said that title celebrations were set to take place after the squad's arrival in Madrid on Monday night.

It wasn't clear if the celebrations would go ahead as scheduled or if Carmona would participate in any way.


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Buzz of the Orient
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1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    10 months ago

What a sad story.  Although I'm sure her father was already very proud of her, he would have absolutely burst with pride had he witnessed her incredible success.  He missed the joy of having his family and friends congratulating him for having such a talented and successful daughter.  I have a son and a daughter, and I know the feeling of joy one feels from the success of their children.  Even though she said he was going to revel up there from her victory, what is missing is the hug he would have given her when she returned and her being able to see and feel the tremendous happiness and  pride for her that she caused.

 
 
 
Waykwabu
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1.1  Waykwabu  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1    10 months ago

Well said.  It is hard to surpass the pride of a parent when the son/daughter achieves outstanding success.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.1.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Waykwabu @1.1    10 months ago

Yes, as I said, I know the feeling. 

 
 

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