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Venezuela will have to wait another four years more to try to write his name for the first time in a FIFA World Cup, reaping negative results on the road to Qatar. He even has an interim coach right now while they finalize the arrival of his new coach and everything points to José Néstor Pékerman.
After the resignation of José Peseiro in August due to a 14-month debt, the new board of the Venezuelan Football Federation (FVF) tried to enlist the services of a coach who did not immediately accept the proposal.
They had to appeal to the interim of Venezuelan Leonardo González for the triple dates of September and October, while they resolved the technician’s situation in the long term. The truth is that González even extended himself to direct the games against Ecuador and Peru in this month of September.
They want to close Pékerman before the end of the year
Convincing Néstor Pékerman, who turned 72 years old in September, has not been an easy task for the president of the FVF Jorge Giménez. Sources consulted stated that the arrival of the Argentine coach would be announced after the double day of games on November 11 and 16.
Pékerman led the Argentina Under-17, Under-23 and Under-20 National Team, with the latter being World Champion in 2001. Then he reached the absolute Albiceleste and sat on the bench at the 2006 World Cup in Germany and reached the quarterfinals. final.
Then he had a successful stint for the Colombian National Team, in which he managed to attend two World Cups (2014 and 2018). In Brazil it reached the fourth and in Russia the eighth, while in the 2015 and 2016 American Cups it reached the quarterfinals and third place respectively.
La Vinotinto is currently the last in the Conmebol Qualifying table by adding only seven points product of two wins (Chile and Ecuador) and a draw (Uruguay) after 12 games played.
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