- Spain clinches World Cup with Carmona's decisive goal against England.
- A day of mixed emotions: Carmona dedicates win to her late father.
- Controversy unfolds as Spanish FA president kisses top-scorer Hermoso.
In a poignant turn of events, Olga Carmona, Spain's celebrated goal-scorer who led them to victory in the World Cup final against England, was met with devastating news post-match. Her exceptional performance on the field, securing a 1-0 triumph over the Lionesses with a first-half goal, became a bittersweet moment as she was informed about the passing of her father.
The Royal Spanish Football Federation, in a post on the platform X (previously known as Twitter), expressed their heartfelt condolences to Carmona, proclaiming, "Olga, you are the history of Spanish football." Following this, on Monday, the resilient Carmona shared her sentiments, dedicating her monumental World Cup win to her father. She expressed her emotional roller-coaster, recalling the day as the best and most tragic of her life. She pledged to cherish this significant achievement in his memory, affirming that this victory was as much his as it was hers.
However, amidst the elation and mourning, another incident stole the spotlight. The Spanish FA president, Luis Rubiales, faced criticism following an inappropriate celebration. He was captured kissing Jennifer Hermoso, Spain's top scorer, after presenting her with a medal, a gesture she later admitted to not appreciating.
Adding another feather to Spain's cap, the nation joined Germany in the elite club of countries that have clinched both men's and women's World Cup titles with the recent win in Sydney. Olga Carmona, known for her prodigious footballing skills, had previously marked her 100th appearance for Real Madrid. While she credits her brothers and her evening visits to their training sessions for igniting her passion for football, the triumph and the tribulations of the day would surely add a significant chapter to her already illustrious career.
Before this mix of triumph and tragedy, plans were underway for the victorious Spanish team to return to Madrid for grand title celebrations.
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