Olga Carmona: She found out about her father's death after the World Cup final

Triumph and sadness were close together for Olga Carmona (23) on Sunday.

Olga Carmona: She found out about her father's death after the World Cup final

Triumph and sadness were close together for Olga Carmona (23) on Sunday. The captain of the Spanish soccer team scored the winning goal to win the World Cup over England (1-0) on Sunday. After the game, she found out that her father had died. The Spanish Football Federation RFEF announced the sad news about X the evening after the final.

"RFEF deeply regrets to announce the death of Olga Carmona's father," the statement said. The footballer got the news after the final, according to the association. "We send our sincere hugs to Olga and her family at a time of deep sadness," the tweet continued. "We love you Olga, you are part of Spanish football history."

According to Spanish media reports, Olga Carmona's father apparently died on Friday. But the footballer's family decided not to tell her until after the final on Sunday. It was said that she should concentrate fully on the most important game of her career.

The day after the World Cup triumph, Olga Carmona said goodbye to her father via X. "And without knowing it, I had my star before the game started," wrote the Real Madrid player. "I know you have given 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."

After her 1-0 goal against England, Olga Carmona had already paid tribute to a deceased. She also lifted her leotard to reveal her t-shirt that read "Merchi." She commemorated her friend's late mother.

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