Ospina proud despite Colombia defeat

David Ospina says Colombia can be proud of its World Cup campaign despite its elimination to England.

Colombia got eliminated from the World Cup after losing to England 4-3 on penalties.   -  Getty Images

Goalkeeper David Ospina believes Colombia can walk away from Russia with its head held high after their elimination from the World Cup.

The South Americans drew 1-1 with England in its round-of-16 fixture, but it was knocked out of the tournament after a dramatic penalty shootout.

Ospina, 29, saved from Jordan Henderson before misses from Mateus Uribe and Carlos Bacca proved costly, and said he remained proud of Colombia’s performance.

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“We’re going [home] sad, but now is the time to raise your head,” he told Mundo Deportivo.

“[The team] left every ounce of sweat. We are running out of the adventure at the World Cup, but we are leaving with a clear conscience that we gave it everything on the field.

“As it is said, it is a lottery, there was fortune [saving Henderson’s penalty] at first, but then two failed and that’s how it is.”

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