Venezuela National Football Team Copa America 2019
So long the butt of South America’s football jokes, in the last decade the baseball-mad nation has taken up the game with a passion. And while they may not yet be on the level of Argentina or Brazil, Venezuela are by no means far behind their more illustrious rivals.
Youth is the key for Rafael Dudamel, with a strong continengent from Venezuela’s 2017 Under-20 World Cup runners-up expected to make the cut for Brazil.
Wuilker Farinez is one of the continent’s finest young goalkeepers and Santos trickster Yeferson Soteldo can cause even the best of defences problems with his talents. Older hands like Salomon Rondon and Robert Rosales are there to lend experience, and, if Josef Martinez can take his Atlanta form over to the Vinotinto, they will be a fearsome prospect.
Copa America 2019 Venezuela Team Fixtures and Schedule
Copa America 2019 Schedule of Group A
- 14 June 2019 21:30 BRT- Brazil vs Bolivia
- 15 June 2019 16:00 BRT- Venezuela vs Peru
- 18 June 2019 18:30 BRT- Bolivia vs Peru
- 18 June 2019 21:30 BRT- Brazil vs Venezuela
- 22 June 2019 16:00 BRT- Peru vs Brazil
- 22 June 2019 16:00 BRT- Bolivia vs Venezuela
Goalkeepers: Wuilker Faríñez, Rafael Romo
Defenders: Roberto Rosales, Alexander González, Mikel Villanueva, Jhon Chancellor, Luis Mago, Yordan Osorio, Ronald Hernández, Nahuel Ferraresi
Midfielders: Tomás Rincón, Luis Manuel Seijas, Arquimedes Figuera, Jhon Murillo, Darwin Machís, Juanpi, Júnior Moreno, Yangel Herrera, Sergio Córdova, Yeferson Soteldo
Forwards: Salomón Rondón, Josef Martínez, Fernando Aristeguieta, Jhonder Cádiz, Jan Carlos Hurtado
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venezuela_national_football_team (Current Squad)
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