Olga Carmona learned of her father's passing after the final match.

The federation announced news early Monday that her father had died after falling ill while Olga Carmona and her mother were in Australia to see Carmona play the final. It did not give any further details on his cause of death.

Olga Carmona, just hours after the statement was posted on social media by her mother. She, posted her own moving tribute to her father who she called her “star”.

Carmona shared a message on X in which she wrote

Olga Carmona Tweet

And without knowing it, I had my Star before the game started. I know that you have given me the strength to achieve something unique. I know that you have been watching me tonight and that you are proud of me. Rest in peace dad.

Carmona shared a message on X

Relevo reports that Carmona’s friends and family decided to keep it a secret so she can concentrate on her most important match.

Carmona’s brothers and mother travelled to New Zealand for the World Cup group stage but then returned to Spain. The family arrived in Australia Saturday night to cheer on the Real Madrid fullback at the final.

After the match, she told Spanish broadcasters: “First, I would like to thank the mother of one of my closest friends, who recently died, for this victory and this achievement. I celebrated her goal with the shirt she wore and I dedicate it to all of my family.

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