Carlos Valderrama’s younger sister Gloria Maria Valderrama was tragically killed in a reported hit-and-run van. Her motorcycle collided with a van which immediately fled the scene, as reported by the Spanish media.
The Spanish daily, AS, wrote that the 43-year-old Gloria Maria Valderrama’s motorcycle collided with a van approaching in an opposite direction which then “disappeared” from the vicinity without waiting. Read more
The Colombian shot-stopper of Arsenal David Ospina has recently performed at the international stage as he was included in Colombia’s FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifying match against Brazil which concluded with the Brazilian national side claiming a 2-1 triumph.
Even though the Colombian national side lost this match against Brazil, Carlos Valderrama had a few positive things to say about the team that he used to perform with over 15 years ago.
Carlos Valderrama is one of the most recognized Colombian icons in the world of football as he made over 100 appearances for his national side. It’s been around 12 years since Valderrama retired from playing football at a competitive level but he still remains up to date with everything that is occurring in the sport and he recently praised Arsenal’s David Ospina.
Brazil did overcome Colombia with a narrow scoreboard of 2-1 but Valderrama is certain that the Brazilian nation would’ve won by an overwhelming amount if it hadn’t been for the impressive performance that David Ospina displayed during that match as he said:
Host of the Olympic Games Brazil shone when they defeated Columbia in the quarter finals of the Olympics.
Brazil hosted the World Cup back in 2014, and then got the Olympics too. They hope to get their first medal in the men’s football event, yet they started on a poor note playing two goalless draws against South Africa and Iraq. Their performance drew serious concern for Brazilian football. They were record winners in the senior category, but had started a very poor run of late. They were knocked out in the group stage of the Copa America Centenario, after a 7-1 disgrace on home soil by Germany at the World Cup two years earlier was already too much to bear. They hoped to win the Olympics and were favourites so the initial group stage performance was disheartening.
The Neymar-inspired side showed their class when they trounced a Columbian side 2-0. Neymar sent in a perfectly executed plan barely 12 minutes into the game before Luan sealed victory just before the final whistle of the game. Columbia defeated Nigeria – the group leaders, in their last group game to qualify for the quarter finals. On the other hand, Brazil made the quarter finals by digging deep to win their last group game. They play Honduras in the semi finals on Wednesday.
Many footballers remain legends long after their career in the field ends. One such name is that of Carlos Valderrama.
Being a legendary player from Columbia, he is set to inspire his fans in the country of India as per recent news. When the draw happened at Copa America, he was present. Now he is set to meet his fans in India in the latter half of July 2016. He is considered a national icon in Columbia. He would be the guest of honor for a Mohun Bagan day, which is usually celebrated on 29th July.
He would be arriving in Kolkata on 25th July. He is presently getting his visa cleared for the visit which should not be a problem. He is currently in the US where he was a commentator for the Copa America games. He would help to raise donations and support funds for Mohun Bagan supporters like Bapi Maji or Alip Chakraborty, being a supporter of East Bengal who suffered from cancer and passed away. Read more
Former Colombia goalkeeper Carlos Valderrama has stated that the Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane does not like James Rodriguez.
He said that he does not understand why the French manager does not select Rodriguez despite the fact that the player is fit and in form.
He stated that even if Real Madrid were struggling for goals, Zinedine Zidane would not play him on the side. For him, there is only one explanation possible for this situation. Zidane does not like him playing with Real Madrid. Valderrama believes that even if James Rodriguez scores 3 or 4 goals, Zinedine Zidane will still not play him in the team and will allow him to sit on the bench.
Carlos Valderrama argued that James Rodriguez is a good player and it is Zidane that is wasting his talent. He said that Rodriguez did not have any problems playing under Carlos Ancelotti or Rafael Benitez and that he was scoring goals at that time. But it has been a different story under Zinedine Zidane with the Colombian international struggling to get enough playing time in the side. Read more
Colombia football legend Carlos Valderrama is furious at the role of James Rodriguez at Real Madrid this season.
Rodriguez is considered as one of the biggest stars in Colombia right now. Expectations were that he would go on to become the next Valderrama. This certainly appeared to be the case when he made the € 80 million move to Real Madrid a few years ago. Since the move, he has become one of the most expensive players in the world. He has been playing alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. For this reason, he was expected to become even better.
However, Rodriguez’ development at Real Madrid appears to have come to a halt in the last few months. The forward has been unable to make any impact in the team despite being in good form for the national team. Rodriguez has not been getting much game time under Zinedine Zidane. He is expected to be on the bench for the upcoming game against Barcelona. Valderrama is disappointed that Madrid are not giving him a fair chance. Under the regime of Carlo Ancelotti, Rodriguez contributed an astonishing 35 goals in just 46 games. Yet, he does not seem to find confidence in the new manager. Read more