The Venezuela national football team (Spanish: Selección de fútbol de Venezuela) represents Venezuela in men’s international football and is controlled by the Venezuelan Football Federation (FVF), the governing body for football in Venezuela. They are nicknamed La Vinotinto (“Red wine”) because of the traditional burgundy color of their shirts. When playing at home in official games, they usually rotate between three stadiums: The Polideportivo Cachamay in Puerto Ordaz, the Estadio José Antonio Anzoátegui in Puerto La Cruz and the Estadio Pueblo Nuevo in San Cristóbal. In friendly matches, they tend to rotate between the rest of the stadiums in the country. Unlike other South American nations, and akin to some Caribbean nations, baseball is extremely popular in Venezuela, which diverts athletic talent away from football, contributing to its historic lack of success in CONMEBOL competitions. As of 2018, they are the only CONMEBOL side to have never qualified for the FIFA World Cup. Often Venezuela would go through entire qualification tournaments without recording a single win, although this has not happened since 1998. Until 2011, their best finish at the Copa América was fifth in their first entry, in 1967. It is only recently with the spread of the World Cup’s popularity in nations where football was not the primary sport (such as Japan, the United States, and Australia) that the national team found incentives to increase player development and fan support. As of December 2019, Venezuela has the highest position on the FIFA World Ranking of any team that has not yet qualified for the World Cup, being ranked 25th.

Venezuela FIFA World Cup 2022 Squad

Venezuela squad
S.NO. Player Club
1 Wuilker Fariñez RC Lens
2  Joel Graterol América de Cali
3  Rafael Romo Oud-Heverlee Leuven
4  Yordan Osorio Parma Calcio 1913
5 Christian Makoun Charlotte FC
6 Nahuel Ferraresi Estoril Praia
7 Jhon Chancellor Brescia Calcio
8 Adrián Martínez Club Always Ready
9  Miguel Ángel Navarro Chicago Fire FC
10  Óscar González Oscar González
11  Pablo Bonilla Portland Timbers
12 Roberto Rosales AEK Larnaca
13  Ronald Hernández Atlanta United
14 José Andrés Martínez Philadelphia Union
15 Júnior Moreno D.C. United
16 Tomás Rincón Sampdoria
17 Cristian Cásseres Jr. New York Red Bulls II
18  Edson Castillo Caracas FC
19 Telasco Segovia Deportivo Lara
20 Rómulo Otero Cruz Azul
21  Wikelman Carmona New York Red Bulls
22 Darwin Machís Granada
23  Yeferson Soteldo Tigres UANL
24  Luis González Junior FC
25 Brayan Hurtado C.D. Antofagasta
26 Jhon Murillo Atlético San Luis
27  Eduard Bello Mazatlán F.C.
28  Yerson Chacón Deportivo Táchira
29  Josef Martínez Atlanta United
30 Salomón Rondón Everton F.C.
31  Eric Ramírez Sporting Gijón

Venezuela FIFA World Cup 2022 Coach José Pékerman

Venezuela coach José Néstor Pékerman Krimen is an Argentine professional football coach and current manager of the Venezuela national team.

Venezuela FIFA World Cup 2022 Jersey Kit

Venezuela jersey


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