Earlier in the year on January, Colombia and Brazil locked horns against each other in a game that was mainly aimed as a way to remember the lives that were lost during the tragic air disaster which saw 71 people in a plane dying.
This air crash occurred on November 28 of 2016 as the Brazilian club Chapecoense were making their way to play their 1st leg of the 2016 Copa Sudamericana Finals in Medellin but the match could never actually be played.
This friendly encounter between Colombia and Brazil was also held in order to raise money for the families of the victims.
Even though the actual match in itself was not very important, this game still served as a way for the Colombian national side to warm themselves up for their upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification matches where they have to play against Ecuador on March 28 of 2017. 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:
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
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