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Venezuela went from irreverent football to counterattack

The identity of Venezuelan soccer had been in limbo. Nobody knew what the national team played until the trumatologist doctor, Richard Páez, took over the reins of the Vinotinto in 2001 and gave it a style that made the country fall in love.

The football of short touches, passes to the foot, overflows through the bands and walls to reach the rival goal with a combined game produced the boom of the Vinotinto. The victories never seen came, including the historic Centenariazo 0-3 against Uruguay, which left their mark. With César Farías, Venezuela changed its style. He bet on the retreat, on the effective long pass and on making the most of the stopped ball actions.

With Noel Sanvicente there was a failed attempt to resume irreverent football from Páez, but with more defensive pressure and verticality. A rebellion of the main referents of the team culminated in the resignation of the coach. Dudamel followed the path of Farías adding speed up the wings. Peseiro will try to recover the associated and irreverent football.

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