REPORT: World Cup analyst abruptly leaves broadcast after mother killed

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ITV analyst Nadia Nadim was forced to abruptly leave her World Cup post after hearing her mother had been hit by a truck and killed.

The 34-year-old, who plays for Denmark’s national team despite being born in Afghanistan, left the studio during ITV’s coverage of the Denmark-Tunisia draw on Tuesday upon learning that her mother, Hamida, had been hit by a truck after leaving a gym.

Nadim’s family moved frequently throughout Afghanistan until Hamida and her five daughters fled the country in 2000 when the Taliban executed her Army general father, Rabena Khan.

“Words cannot describe what I’m feeling,” Nadim wrote in an Instagram post on Wednesday. “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.”

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  1. Losing your Mom is hard
    .My sister-in-law just passed away on my niece/Godchild’s 25th birthday. Claire was their only child, born on Halloween which was a family favorite holiday, until this year. Her little heart is so broken. My s-i-l was also 57. Too damn young!


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