David Ospina’s sister, Daniela, has confirmed that the goalkeeper will return to Brazil for the Copa America despite leaving to tend to his seriously ill father.

TOPSHOT - Colombia's goalkeeper David Ospina stretches for the ball during the Copa America football tournament group match against Argentina at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador, Brazil, on June 15, 2019. (Photo by Raul ARBOLEDA / AFP)
TOPSHOT – Colombia’s goalkeeper David Ospina stretches for the ball during the Copa America football tournament group match against Argentina at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador, Brazil, on June 15, 2019. (Photo by Raul ARBOLEDA / AFP)

The Arsenal shot-stopper, who is expected to leave the club after the end of the tournament to join Napoli on a permanent transfer, was released a few days ago by his country to be with his father.

Ospina’s dad, Hernan, had reportedly been suffering from health problems towards the end of the season but his condition was said to have worsened in the ‘last hours’ leaving Ospina with no choice but to return to Medellin.

It was not clear at that point if he would miss the rest of the tournament but his sister has confirmed the 30-year-old will return.

TOPSHOT - Colombia's goalkeeper David Ospina (L) collides with Argentina's Sergio Aguero during their Copa America football tournament group match at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador, Brazil, on June 15, 2019. (Photo by Raul ARBOLEDA / AFP)
TOPSHOT – Colombia’s goalkeeper David Ospina (L) collides with Argentina’s Sergio Aguero during their Copa America football tournament group match at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador, Brazil, on June 15, 2019. (Photo by Raul ARBOLEDA / AFP)

“Not because he’s my brother, but I must say that I admire him, it’s a moment of decisions and I do not want to be in his shoes, this is his job, what he’s passionate about.

“Tell them many things in life gives us the opportunity and he will return to his team, with his teammates, because my dad deserves it and he deserves it. They are decisions that are not easy,” Daniela Ospina told Caracol Radio.

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