The Venezuelan Women’s defeated Chile with a late winner in their most recent International friendly in the La Granja Stadium in Curicó. Mariana Speckmaier scored a brilliant goal in the 80th minute to seal the win in their last fixture before the Women’s Copa America trophy.
But the highlight of the game was something not related to football. Around the 37th-minute mark, a dog suddenly ran onto the pitch, making friends with members of both teams and even the referee. Later Chilean defender Javier Toro picked up the dog and escorted it out of the field.
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DOG ON THE PITCH ?
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Venezuela is now looking at the upcoming Copa America trophy and the World Cup as per their coach Pamela Conti. Addressing their future Conti said, “The players who are training in Margarita are giving 150% of themselves, that’s the most important thing,” she stressed. “The favourite is Brazil because they come after winning a Copa América and they are the most powerful in South America. Surely our role is to go to the World Cup.”
“Since September we have had modules on all FIFA dates, after fourteen months without working due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I thank the FVF for giving us the opportunity to work every month. We are happy to be able to compete in the Copa América with the hope and commitment of reaching a World Cup”, she continued.
“Losses are important for the national team, but we are going to have a style of play, which we have always had since I arrived. We are going to adapt to our players, there will not be a precise game system”, she concluded.