WORLD CUP pundit Nadia Nadim has heartbreakingly revealed her mother has died in a road traffic accident.
The 34-year-old striker, who was born in Afghanistan but represents Denmark’s national team, is currently in Qatar working for ITV.
She was part of the broadcasters panel for coverage of Denmark’s goalless draw with Tunisia in Group D.
However, viewers soon spotted that she was no longer there after the final whistle with ITV later saying she had to leave but not revealing the reason why.
Now the former Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain forward, who currently plays for American club Racing Louisville, has taken to Instagram to reveal the tragic reason why.
Nadim wrote: “Tuesday morning my Mother was killed by a truck. She was on her way back from the gym.
“Words can not describe what I’m feeling. I have lost the most important person in my life and it happened so sudden and unexpected.
“She was only 57. She was a warrior who had fought for every inch of her life. 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 nothings 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.”
Nadim added: “Her funeral is gone be soon, (more information to follow)Please come and show her the love , respect and prayers she deserves.”