Hours before staying in 1-1 draw with Germanycoach Luis Enrique, from Spain, used social networks to honor Xana, his daughter, who died at the age of nine, in 2019. This Sunday, she would have completed her 13th birthday.
Luis Enrique recorded the video while riding his bike and wished his daughter a “good morning”.
“We are already on the 14th day of concentration [para a Copa]🇧🇷 Today we not only face Germany, but it is also a very special day because Xanita would have been 13 years old. Love, wherever you are, have a good day, lots of kisses. We love you! Bye,” said Luis Enrique.
Luis Enrique’s daughter passed away in 2019 due to bone cancer. She underwent treatment for five months. During the period, the coach stayed away from her duties to accompany her to the hospital.
Luis Enrique’s Spain leads Group E of the World Cup with four points. The draw against Germany in the final minutes prevented Spain from qualifying for the round of 16 with a round in advance. The Spaniards will face Japan in the next match.