Except for one last name, it worked. The Spanish government has achieved the feat of mistakenly awarding the Royal Order of Sporting Merit to Ivana Icardi instead of the captain of the world champion La Roja women's team Ivana Andres. The information was confirmed this Wednesday by the National Sports Council. After the misfire was published in Tuesday's edition of the Official Spanish State Gazette (BOE), the CSD issued an official apology for this "human error" which it "deeply regrets". A correction was immediately made in the Wednesday edition, highlighting the good Ivana, who won Spain's first Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand last month.
Ivana Icardi, the one crowned by mistake is none other than the sister of the famous Argentine footballer Mauro Icardi. She is an Argentinian influencer who resides in Mallorca and has participated in several Spanish reality TV shows. She reacted on social networks to this unusual event: “It really happened! How could they be wrong about such a thing? ", she wrote, before adding with humor: "Now I want a medal for having to endure all my friends and acquaintances congratulating me today more than on my birthday. »
The world champion also had fun with the situation by posting on social networks the image of Spider-Man pointing the finger at another Spider-Man.
A big mistake which is not the first made by those responsible for the list of winners. Midfielder Aitana Bonmati, crowned best player of the World Cup and best UEFA player of the year, saw her name misspelled in the BOE edition.
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