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Venezuela announces that Rondón returns for World Cup qualifiers heading to Qatar

Venezuela announces that Rondón returns for World Cup qualifiers heading to Qatar

Venezuelan coach Leonardo González announced on Thursday the list of 26 players, among which the return of his historic scorer Salomón Rondón stands out, with a view to the next two dates of the South American World Cup qualifier.

The Vinotinto team will visit Ecuador in Quito on November 11 and will receive Peru five days later at the Olympic Stadium in Caracas

Rondón, from Everton of the English Premier League, was on the sidelines in the last dates of the South American tie due to travel complications derived from the restrictions caused by the pandemic, including prolonged quarantine periods upon return in case of having played.

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Subsequently, the procedures for his move to Liverpool from China, where he played with Dalian Pro, also blocked his presence on the last triple date of the tie.

The attacker, who has not played with the national team since November 2020, was also absent in June due to injury in the qualifying games in which Venezuela fell 3-1 on their visit to Bolivia and drew 1-1 against Uruguay as host. .

Likewise, the last Copa América played in Brazil was lost.

Rondón is the top scorer in the history of the selected Vinotinto with 31 goals.

Among those summoned, 22 of them legionaries, four players from the local tournament stand out, the midfielder Edson Castillo and the defenders Jefre Vargas, Adrián Martínez and Óscar González.

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Venezuela, the only member of Conmebol that has never played a World Cup for seniors, occupies the last place in the standings with seven points out of 36 possible. Ecuador, meanwhile, ranks third with 17 units, eight less than Argentina, the Brazilian guard, the undisputed leader with 31 units, the result of 10 victories and a draw.

Joel Graterol (América Cali, Colombia), Wuilker Faríñez (Lens, France) and Rafael Romo (OH Leuven, Belgium).

Defenders: Roberto Rosales (Leonesa, Spain), Adrián Martínez (La Guaira), Óscar González (Monagas), Ronald Hernández (Atlanta United, MLS), Jefre Vargas (Metropolinos), Yordan Osorio (Parma, Italy), Christian Makoun (Inter Miami , MLS), Nahuel Ferraresi (Estoril Praia, Portugal) and Daniel Carrillo (KuPS Kuopio, Finland).

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Frills: Tomás Rincón (Torino, Italy), José Martínez (Philadelphia Union, MLS),
Eduard Bello (Antofagasta, Chile), Junior Moreno (DC United, MLS), Darwin Machís (Granada, Spain), Cristian Cásseres Jr. (New York Red Bulls, MLS) and Jefferson Savarino (Atlético Mineiro, Brazil).

Forwards: Brayan Hurtado (Cobresal, Chile), Jan Hurtado (Red Bull Bragantino, Brazil), Fernando Aristeguieta (Mazatlán, Mexico), Salomón Rondon (Everton, England) and Eric Ramírez (Dinamo, Ukraine).

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