ITV World Cup pundit forced to leave show mid-game after mum killed by truck

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    ITV World Cup pundit Nadia Nadim has revealed she was forced off air mid-game after hearing her mum had been killed by a truck.

    Nadim, 34, was part of the broadcaster's panel for Denmark's goalless draw with Tunisia on Tuesday (November 22). She left before full-time of the match with ITV not giving a reason for her early departure.

    But Nadim has now heartbreakingly explained that she'd discovered her mum had died after being hit by a truck while on her way back from the gym.

    "Words can not describe what I’m feeling," she said. "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."

    Nadia was forced to flee her country of birth Afghanistan in 2000, when she was aged just 11, after the Taliban executed her Army general dad, Rabani.

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