World Cup 2022: ITV pundit Nadia Nadim reveals her mother’s death after leaving the broadcast

Nadia Nadim (number nine) played in Denmark at Euro 2022 and played 103 games.
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ITV World Cup pundit and Denmark striker Nadia Nadim says she has “lost the most important person in my life” after the sudden death of her mother.

The former Manchester City player, 34, left the coverage of the 0-0 draw with Denmark and Tunisia before full-time on Tuesday.

Nadeem revealed that his mother died after being hit by a truck while returning from the gym on Tuesday morning.

“Words can’t describe how I feel,” she said.

In a statement on Wednesday,external link she wrote: “I lost the most important person in my life and it was very sudden and unexpected. He was only 57 years old.

“He was a warrior who fought for every inch of his life. He gave me life not once but twice and I/we are all because of him.

“I lost my home and I know nothing will ever feel the same. Life is unfair and I don’t understand how or why it is the way it is. I love you and I will see you again.”

“Everyone at ITV, those working with Nadia in Qatar and the wider company are deeply shocked and saddened by this tragic news.” ITV reported on this.external link

“We have offered our support to Nadia and our thoughts are with her and those closest to her at this incredibly difficult time.”

Nadeem was born in Afghanistan and his family fled to Denmark after his father became an army general He was executed by the Taliban in 2000.external link

He went on to play for clubs such as Portland Thorns and Paris St-Germain, scoring 38 goals in 103 appearances for Denmark.

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