ITV World Cup pundit Nadia Nadim loses mum, forced off air

Nadia was forced to flee Afghanistan in 2000 when the Taliban executed her Army general dad, Rabani.

Then at age 11, Nadia was compelled to leave the country with her mum and four sisters – selling all their belongings to fund the escape. Speaking about her escape from the Taliban, Nadia previously said: “Before the war, I have very fond memories of the country, of our life, the safe environment.

The 34-year-old striker, who was born in Afghanistan but represents Denmark’s national team, is currently in Qatar working for the broadcaster. She was part of ITV’s panel for the coverage of Denmark’s goalless draw with Tunisia on Tuesday.

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But Nadia, who currently plays for the American club Racing Louisville, suddenly had to leave the studio during the game.

Nadia said her mother was hit by a truck while she was on her way home from the gym on Tuesday morning. “She didn’t give me life once but twice, and everything I/ we are is because of her.

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

Nadia added: “Her funeral is gone be soon… please come and show her the love, respect, and prayers she deserves.”

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It’s not clear where Nadia’s mother was killed.

“I had my mum and dad. And then I have the second part, which is about the war, and after my dad was killed.

She discovered her love of football at a refugee camp in Denmark and is now on the national team. The forward made her international debut for the country in 2009 going on to score 38 goals in 99 games.