After their Copa America performance, Venezuela now get ready for the big show. Cesar Farias side will have to come out of the gate rather quickly if their intention is to get to the World Cup for the first time ever.
The Vinotinto will start out their World Cup journey heading to the altitude of Quito to face Ecuador on October 7. They will then host a most-likely revamped Argentina side four days later.
They cross the border to Colombia in November and will face Bolivia on their home soil. Venezuela will get their first bye on October 12th as that was the date when they were scheduled to take on Brazil. As we all know, the Canarinha are automatically qualified for the tournament as they are the host nation.
A quick start out of the gate will help the Venezuelans be well en route to the magical 24 points that will be needed in order to even have a shot at qualifying for the World Cup.
Their second friendly match will take place in South Florida against Honduras at Lockhart Stadium. Remember that CONMEBOL get 4 automatic spots as well as a playoff spot (this is excluding Brazil) against the fourth place CONCACAF team.
Could this be a possible future showdown for a final spot in the World Cup?