Last Friday, Venezuela finally beat Brazil at its own game: soccer.
During a friendly match ahead of World Cup qualifiers, the Venezuelan team earned a victory with a final score of 2-0. The game was held just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, an area that is home to many Brazilian immigrants. Over 50,000 people turned out to watch, but many left before it was over.
Venezuela’s national soccer team appears to be the one to watch in South America right now. Newspapers have recently pointed out that the country is the fastest-growing talent on the fútbol field. After Friday’s victory, coach Cesar Farias said, “I invite the whole country to dream.” He added, “This is a historic result… we have to keep our heads and keep our feet on the ground, but it shows what our country can do.” Read more in the Boston Globe.