Tag: Colombia

BARRANQUILLA, COLOMBIA: Gabriel Martinelli of Brazil celebrates with teammates after scoring the team's first goal during the FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier match between Colombia and Brazil at Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez on November 16, 2023. (Photo by Gabriel Aponte/Getty Images)

Gabriel Martinelli scores fantastic 1st international goal

Gabriel Martinelli scored a lovely goal just minutes into his second start for Brazil against Colombia on Thursday night, but his team slipped to defeat anyway.
Brazil's midfielder Matheus Martins (L) reacts after losing 3-2 in extra-time of the Argentina 2023 U-20 World Cup quarter-final football match between Israel and Brazil and qualifying to the semi-finals at the San Juan del Bicentenario stadium in San Juan, Argentina, on June 3, 2023. (Photo by ANDRES LARROVERE/AFP via Getty Images)

Brazil U20s bow out as Marquinhos’ dreams crushed

Marquinhos' dream of U20 world cup glory ends abruptly as Brazil suffers a loss to Israel. A thrilling match that went into extra-time showcased football at its finest.
Colombia's forward Tomas Angel celebrates after scoring during the Argentina 2023 U-20 World Cup Group C football match between Japon and Colombia at the Diego Armando Maradona stadium in La Plata, Argentina, on May 24, 2023. (Photo by LUIS ROBAYO/AFP via Getty Images)

“My dream? I love Arsenal” says U-20 World Cup sensation Tomas Angel

U-20 World Cup star, Tomas Angel, publicly expresses his aspiration to join Arsenal, while shining for Colombia.
MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 06: David Ospina #1 of Colombia celebrates after a goal by Luis Murillo #19 (not pictured) against Brazil during the first half of the friendly at Hard Rock Stadium on September 06, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal man sets new international record

David Ospina has become the first goalkeeper to play 100 games for Colombia, setting a new record for his country not long after leaving Arsenal.
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 03: David Ospina of Colombia looks dejected following his sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Colombia and England at Spartak Stadium on July 3, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Arsenal keeper describes saving Liverpool man's penalty

David Ospina said there was ‘fortune’ involved in his excellent, yet futile, penalty save from Jordan Henderson as Colombia crashed out of the World Cup to England.

Ospina speaks out over Leno signing as Arsenal prepare for transfer talks

David Ospina insists he's focusing on the World Cup, despite growing speculation surrounding his future as a result of Arsenal signing Bernd Leno.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Arsene Wenger of Arsenal looks on as Laurent Koscielny leaves the pitch injured during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Arsenal and AC Milan at Emirates Stadium on March 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal star dropped from France team to face Colombia

Laurent Koscielny won't play against Colombia on Friday night thanks a hip problem, but the France national team hope to see him return to face Russia next Tuesday, according to local media.

Alexis could get to World Cup as Chile consider match-fixing appeal

Chile are considering appealing their elimination from World Cup qualifying on the grounds of match fixing in the Colombia and Peru game.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: David Ospina of Arsenal celebrates after Hector Bellerin of Arsenal scored the 3rd arsenal goal during the UEFA Europa League group H match between Arsenal FC and 1. FC Koeln at Emirates Stadium on September 14, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

This Arsenal player's career is hanging by a thread

David Ospina's Arsenal career is reportedly hanging by a thread after he made a string of mistakes for Colombia during their 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

Arsenal in the summer: Complete run-down of Arsenal players in action

With so many Arsenal players potentially away on international duty, we took a look at the matches you should keep an eye out for this summer.

Arsenal international roundup: Goals, assists, subs & divided opinion as 8 feature

Eight players across the club's various teams featured for their respective countries as the internationals continued. How did they fare?

Arsenal’s international roundup: Ospina kept busy in goal, Monreal and Asano both subs for...

Three Arsenal players were involved in international duty for their respective countries on Wednesday evening. So how did they fare?

Arsenal's bid for Real Madrid star reportedly short of £70m asking price

Arsenal have reportedly made a bid for Real Madrid's James Rodriguez this summer but it's believed to be below Los Blancos' asking price.

Alexis Sanchez stars, Calamity Kos, Elneny scores & more: Arsenal international round up [with...

Alexis Sanchez, Laurent Koscielny, Olivier Giroud, Mohamed Elneny, David Ospina, Joel Campbell and Ainsley Maitland-Niles have all been in action for the respective countries.
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Alexis, Ospina & Iwobi – Arsenal International watch

Which Arsenal players have been in action while on international duty so far?

Watch: Arsenal goalkeeper and Real Madrid brother-in-law train

In case you didn't know, David Ospina and Real Madrid's James Rodriguez are related by marriage.

Arsenal keeper plays as Manchester City keeper gets injured

David Ospina played a full match for Colombia against Chile as Manchester City's goalkeeper managed to pick up a dead leg.

Watch: Arsenal goalkeeper singing Reggaeton

When the chance came along to share a video of a reclusive Arsenal player relaxing, it was one we couldn’t pass up.

Arsenal man posts dressing room snap after ‘proud’ international win

David Ospina kept a cleansheet as Colombia beat Paraguay, away, 1-0, then posted a picture of him celebrating in the dressing room.

Colombian legend hails Arsenal keeper

Colombia's legendary playmaker, Carlos Valderrama, has publicly praised the performance of David Ospina as he played an instrumental part in ensuring they were not comprehensively beaten by South American rivals Brazil this past week.

Watch: Ospina makes brilliant save against Brazil

Colombia may have lost 2-1 to Brazil in the early hours of Wednesday morning, but the Arsenal shot-stopped made sure the margin wasn't worse.

Ospina makes wondersave as Colombia beat USA

David Ospina and Colombia defeated the USA 1-0 in the Copa America third-place playoff which was played in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Alexis named MOTM as Chile knock out Ospina’s Colombia to make final

Alexis Sanchez was named Man of the Match as Chile beat Colombia 2-0 to book a place in the Copa America final.

'He's the best' - Real Madrid playmaker hails out-of-favour Arsenal goalkeeper

Colombian midfielder, James Rodriguez, speaks very highly of his compatriot, David Ospina.

Watch: Ospina heroics seal penalty win and MOTM award

David Ospina ensured that Colombia sealed a quarter-final place for his country with a great penalty save in their game against Peru.

Tournament over for Arsenal man

Joel Campbell and Costa Rica are heading home from the Copa America after the end of the group stages while David Ospina watched on from the bench as Colombia lost 3-2 to Joel’s team in Houston, Texas.

Watch: Arsenal keeper makes brilliant save

David Ospina made a quite brilliant save for his country against Paraguay in the Copa America.

Ospina save helps Colombia beat hosts USA

David Ospina might not be an Arsenal player for much longer but the shot-stopper was in fine form for his country as they defeated USA 2-0 in the opening game of this year's Copa America.

Watch: Out-of-favour Arsenal man pulls off brilliant save

Good ol' Dave Ospina pulled off a brilliant save during Colombia's 3-1 win over Haiti.

Arsenal goalkeeper proves fitness with international appearance

David Ospina proved his fitness in Colombia's 3-1 win against Ecuador on Tuesday and should be available for Arsenal at the weekend.

Watch: Alexis highlights as Chile lose to Argentina

Alexis failed to get on the scoresheet in his country’s World Cup qualifier defeat at home to Argentina. The forward played the full 90 minutes...

Watch: Ospina gets injured again playing for Colombia

As if picking up a knock against Everton wasn’t enough, the Arsenal man has injured himself again, this time against Bolivia. The shotstopper came flying...

Look: Arsenal goalkeeper trains and speaks about recent injury

David Ospina has been speaking to the press in Colombia and has confirmed that his back injury is ‘nothing serious’. The stand-in shot-stopper was clatter...

Injury update: Arsenal goalkeeper hasn't even had a scan yet

Struck in the back during Saturday's second half against Everton, Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina somehow managed to play on until the end of the...

Infographic: How Arsenal's internationals got on during the break

Just over a week ago, ten Arsenal players left for international duty. 13 appearances later, it seems that all 10 are set to return injury free....

Chile 1-1 Colombia: Alexis and Ospina share the spoils

Two Arsenal legends came head to head in the international arena on Wednesday night with Alexis Sánchez' Chile hosting David Ospina's Colombia in a...

Facing Chelsea striker 'worries' Arsenal goalkeeper

by Lewis Ambrose Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina has said he is worried about facing new Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao. The Colombian teammates won't come up against...

Semi-finalists Paraguay needed Ospina, Alexis must improve

by Lewis Ambrose The second semi-final in the Copa América saw Paraguay absolutely trounced 6-1 by Argentina, who will face Chile in the final. Argentina were...

Watch: Ospina double save keeps Messi at bay

by Lewis Ambrose Colombia and David Ospina were sent to pack their bags after a Copa América quarter-final loss to Lionel Messi’s Argentina. Both sides have looked...

Ospina clean sheets just see Colombia advance in Chile

by Lewis Ambrose Sunday evening saw a 0-0 draw between Colombia and Peru which, to be quite frank, is simply 90 minutes that I will...