Competitive national teams have a lot to do with the work done at youth level. Venezuela and Uruguay are shining examples, but Chile need to learn.
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Venezuelan recruit Ronald Vargas will add attacking spark to help Newcastle Jets need to turn around their A-League fortunes says coach Ernie Merrick.
Argentina slipped up at home as they could only draw 1-1 with Venezuela in their South American qualifying group clash to remain fifth.
Venezuela's short recovery time for the U-20 final against England showed in their loss, but the South Americans' effort set the tone for the future.
In CONMEBOL friendly action on Thursday, Ecuador and Venezuela played to a 1-1 draw, while Peru beat 10-man Paraguay 1-0.
Venezuela's national team coach criticised President Nicolas Maduro's crackdown on protesters after reaching their first-ever World Cup final.
When Venezuela and Uruguay meet in the Under-20 World Cup semifinal on Thursday, it's a showcase of two national programs on the rise.
Christian Pulisic scored as the United States drew 1-1 with Venezuela in a friendly warmup ahead of a pair of crucial World Cup qualifiers.
The United States will play Venezuela in a friendly on June 3 at Sandy, Utah, as the Americans prepare for World Cup qualifiers.
The United States national team will play friendlies against Venezuela in early June and Ghana in July, multiple sources told ESPN FC.
Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez, who leads the MLS with five goals, will miss four to six weeks with a left quad injury.
A Paulinho hat trick helped Brazil to a 4-1 victory over Uruguay in a clash of the top two teams in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying on Thursday.
As ever, the level of competition in South America will ensure that the World Cup qualifying campaign will go all the way down to the wire.
Venezuela football has seen a steady upward curve in the last decade with local clubs doing well and the top stars ply their trade in Europe.
Venezuela and Uruguay have done their part to book a spot at the U-20 World Cup but only one of Brazil or Argentina can join them.
Atlanta United signed forward Josef Martinez on loan from Serie A side Torino on Thursday and made him the club's third designated player.
CONMEBOL qualifying is arguably as tough as it gets but teams are thoroughly prepared for the World Cup. Changing the format could be a hindrance.
Chile and Romania have received stadium bans from FIFA, as the world governing body issued fines to a number of national football associations.
Corinthians' Marlone, Daniuska Rodriguez and Mohd Faiz Subri are the three nominees for the FIFA Puskas Award 2016 for the best goal of the year.
Lionel Messi, Neymar and Saul Niguez are among the 10 nominees for the FIFA Puskas Award 2016 for the best goal of the year.
Former Venezuela football federation president Rafael Esquivel has pleaded guilty to federal charges in New York.
Rondon, 27, will miss his nation's games against Bolivia and Ecuador because of injury.
Brazil moved to the top of the pile in the 2018 World Cup South American qualifying group with a 2-0 win over Venezuela.