FIFA World Cup 2022 news: Heartbreaking moment ITV presenter Nadia Nadim is forced off air after receiving horrific news mid-broadcast


A World Cup presenter was forced off air after receiving the horrific news her mother had been killed by a truck.

Nadia Nadim is currently in Qatar working for ITV for the UK broadcaster’s coverage of the World Cup.

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The 34-year-old was part of the panel for ITV’s coverage of Denmark’s game with Tunisia on Tuesday.

However, tragedy struck when Nadim suddenly had to leave the studio.

Nadim’s mother had been killed while she was on air.

Nadia said her mother was hit by a truck while she was on her way home from the gym on Tuesday morning.

Nadia Nadim is currently in Qatar working for ITV for the UK broadcaster’s coverage of the world cup.  Credit: ITV

“Words cannot describe what I’m feeling,” she said in a statement on social media.

“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 nothing is 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.

“Her funeral is (going to) be soon… please come and show her the love, respect and prayers she deserves.”

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

Nadia Nadim of Denmark during the women’s international friendly match between Spain and Denmark at Municipal Stadium Santo Domingo on June 15, 2021 in Madrid. Credit: Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Nadia who was born in Afghanistan, currently plays as a striker for Denmark’s national team.

According to The Sun, Nadim fled Afghanistan in 2000 when the Taliban executed her army general father.

At age 11, Nadia left the country with her mum and four sisters.

She later went on to discover her love of football at a refugee camp in Denmark and is now on their national team.

As a forward she has played 99 games since 2009, and scored 38 goals.

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