The Venezuelan Futsal team will seek revenge in the Copa América 2022. The group focuses on getting rid of the thorn of not having brought home the World Cup when they participated in Lithuania and were eliminated in the round of XNUMX.
The momentum of the national team grew considerably after their participation in the World Cup. And they are ready for a new challenge.
They will travel to Paraguay between January 26 and 27 to face the Copa América and hope to pay off their debt.
“Unfortunately, we slipped against Morocco in the round of XNUMX and that made it difficult for us to continue participating. We came with our heads held high and at the same time indebted to our country because we knew we could give more”, acknowledged Rafael Morillo exclusively with Líder.
"The team is here to do great things... The desire is there, the responsibility and the sacrifice, we know that it is an important competition for us," added the Centauros de Caracas player.
Conmebol announced that the Copa América will be played in two phases: group and final.
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Venezuela is located in Group B, where they will have to face Argentina, Paraguay, Peru and Bolivia. The rivals are not easy, but in the national team there is confidence.
“It is a difficult group because we are with the previous world runner-up. Paraguay is the host and Bolivia is not far behind”, analyzed Morillo.
“We made our debut on the 29th against Peru and it will be a key match because that will give us the drive to start the tournament on the right foot and then we go for Paraguay, which is the one that can give us the pass to the next round… We are ready”, he completed.
In the call new members are noted as:
- Keiverd Ortiz and Kelvin Escalona (BY)
- Keiber Quevedo and Angel Muñoz (CIE)
- Jackson Salazar, Jean Trujillo, Alexander Moreno, Maykel Torres and Oscar Fernandez (ALA)
- Eneiker Morales (PIV)
- Kevin Briceno (AP)
"The base of the team (which went to the World Cup) is there, despite the fact that they have called up new players," Morillo said.
"Regardless of who is wearing the shirt, we all have the same goal, which is to go through the round to get to the final," he insisted.
The red wine began to concentrate on the Lido hotel located in the City of Caracas, after the list made in good faith made by coach González was made public.
For several days the athletes held double training sessions in the Indoor Gymnasium of the Central University of Venezuela, in addition to friendly matches that serve as preparation for the team to arrive at a good pace.