Posted in Sports, tagged America's Cup, Copa America, entertainment, fifa, futbol, Maturin, Peru, Puerto La Cruz, Puerto Ordaz, soccer, Sports, U-20, venezuela, Venezuelan soccer team, vino tinto on January 27, 2009 |
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Hey soccer fans! On Sunday, Venezuela’s national team, the “vino tinto” emerged victorious against Peru after a hard-fought game. SoccerNews.com reports: “Venezuela too Strong for Peru.”
The FIFA Under-20 South America Cup is currently underway in Venezuela, and after Sunday’s win, the country is on course for a spot in the final game.
This is the fourth time Venezuela has hosted the regional sporting event, where rising stars of soccer showcase their talent.
The games will be held in three stadiums in the cities of Puerto Ordaz, Maturin and Puerto La Cruz which also hosted the 2007 Copa America (Americas Cup). The U-20 Cup will run for 35 games.
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Posted in Sports, tagged Alejandro Moreno, brazil, Dunga, ecuador, fifa, Gabriel Chichero, soccer, Sports, sports in venezuela, venezuela, vino tinto, world cup on October 16, 2008 |
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Venezuelans are not known for soccer, but that’s fine — they’re succeeding at it anyway.
The national team, nicknamed “el vino tinto” for the red-wine color of their uniforms, beat out Ecuador 3-1 yesterday to remain in the World Cup qualifiers. All three goals were scored in the second half, signaling a major comeback after four straight losses. Above, Alejandro Moreno and Gabriel Cichero celebrate their win.
Last Friday, “el vino tinto” lost to Brazil, a powerhouse team that Venezuela has managed to defeat only once. This time, Brazil earned an easy 4-0 victory, but still complained! Coach Dunga said his players were kept awake at night by loud partying while they were in Venezuela. “When we play away from home in the World Cup qualifiers, the whole country unites to try and make things as difficult as possible for Brazil,” he said.
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