(Reuters) – Spain captain and World Cup final hero Olga Carmona found out after the match that her father had died, the Spanish FA (RFEF) said on Sunday.
Carmona scored the goal that earned Spain a 1-0 win over England in the 29th minute as they secured their first Women’s World Cup title.
“The RFEF deeply regrets to announce the death of Olga Carmona’s father. The footballer learned the sad news after the World Cup final,” the Spanish FA said on social media.
“We send our most sincere embrace to Olga and her family in a moment of deep sorrow. We love you, Olga, you are Spanish soccer history.”
(Reporting by Fernando Kallas; Editing by Toby Davis)
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