Two in-form South American sides, Colombia and Venezuela, will be an opportunity to test their fringe players as they take on each other in a friendly fixture at Inter Miami’s home ground, DRV PNK Stadium.
Both teams last met in September as part of their World Cup qualifying fixture at Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Melendez stadium, where Rafael Santos Borré scored the game’s only goal in the 46th minute and secured his side three points.
When is Colombia vs Venezuela?
Colombia vs Venezuela is scheduled on Sunday, 10th December, 2023, at 23:00 UK time.
Where is Colombia vs Venezuela?
Colombia vs Venezuela will be held at DRV PNK Stadium, Florida, USA.
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Colombia vs Venezuela H2H:
In the previous 14 times both teams have faced each other, Colombia leads with seven wins, with Venezuela winning five. Five games between these sides ended as draws.
However, Colombia has had a great record against fellow South American opponents since 2016. Since then, they have met eight times, and the Colombian team has won five and drawn three.
Colombia vs Venezuela Preview:
Colombia team has improved significantly under Nestor Lorenzo and currently sits at number 15 in the FIFA World Rankings, moving up two spaces over the last year.
The Coffeemakers are coming to the fixture after winning their last match 1-0 against Paraguay, followed by an incredible 2-1 win over Brazil a few days earlier.
The consistent winning results have seen them moving up to the third place in the World Cup qualification table, winning 12 points after six games and just three points behind the table leaders Argentina.
In addition, they’re the only unbeaten side in this CONMEBOL qualifiers so far, winning three and drawing three. Overall, they’re undefeated in their last 17 games in all competitions (including friendlies).
Talking about the squad, Colombia does not have a single player who played their last match present for this fixture. However, several MLS players, including Wikelman Carmona, Jesus Bueno, Andres Reyes, Fulham’s Devon Tanton, and Leeds United’s Ian Poveda, have received call-ups.
Colombia Possible Starting XI:
Ospina, Reyes, Vera, Tanton, Velasquez, Cantano, Campuzano, Gomez, Poveda, Cambindo, Hernandez
Venezuela finished last in previous CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers with 10 points in 18 games but has come a long way. They now sit fourth in the standings, three points behind Colombia and two points ahead of South American heavyweight Brazil.
Fernando Batista’s side is coming to the fixture following back-to-back draws last month, extending their unbeaten run to five matches. They’ve lost only one game in their previous 13 in all competitions, which came against this opponent in September.
Talking about their squad, Venezuela has a slightly stronger squad for this match, with more of their first-team players available to travel to South Florida.
Orlando City’s Javier Otero is set to start for Venezuela between the sticks. Mineros de Guayana’s Rafael Uzcategui and Central Cordoba’s Andres Ferro will make the central defensive pair, while Brayan Alcocer could lead the attack.
Venezuela Possible Starting XI:
Otero, Uzcategui, Vivas, Ferro, Rivas, Tablante, Bueno, Carmona, Lacava, Riasco, Alcocer