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Venezuela plays its life this Saturday against Bolivia

June 22, 2019 05:31 AM

Venezuela will face Bolivia on Saturday with the need to wake up their attack to qualify for the Copa América Brazil 2019 quarterfinals. Entrenched behind the defensive wall that hovered around the bow of Wuilker Faríñez, Vinotinto drew 0-0 with host Brazil on Tuesday in the second date of Group A.

However, to draw the value to the point conquered against the five-time world champions will depend, as his coach, Rafael Dudamel, to beat Bolivia. "It has to be classified, otherwise it will be anecdotal," said the exarcher at a news conference with eyes on Saturday's game at the Mineirão stadium, which will begin at 3:00 p.m.

La Vinotinto, with an excellent performance of Faríñez, tied with the same score in the debut against Peru. Bolivia, on the other hand, is thrashed 3-0 against Brazil and 3-1 against Peru, but is still alive.

The Dudamel, in search of more ball handling, could include players like Juan Pablo Añor, Yeferson Soteldo or Jefferson Savarino and thus generate more volume of play in both the end and the front.

"We have to have a little more ball and take advantage of the opportunities we have," said Júnior Moreno, the starting midfielder within the scheme of the Venezuelan coach.

With regard to the defensive line, the presentation in the previous game against Brazil of the Osorio Mikel mills gives some tranquility and stability in the rear.

The negative news for the Venezuelan team is the loss of Arquimedes Figuera for the rest of the Copa América by a ligament injury suffered after entering as a substitute in the duel with Canarinha.

For its part, the situation does not seem very good for Bolivia. The president of the Bolivian Football Federation, César Salinas. "They think more in the wallet than in the national team," Salinas told reporters on Wednesday, amid a race for Brazil 2019 participation prizes.

"Today is not the time to cause more controversy and damage our national team," said defender Diego Bejarano at a news conference ahead of Thursday morning's training session at Independencia Arena.

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