LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – When Venezuela vs Chile 2012 starts today, both teams will attempt to improve their World Cup rankings in the CONMEBOL. But today’s Venezuela vs Chile 2012 futbol match (en vivo 6:35 PM EST) is far more critical for Venezuela. Currently, Chile is in an easier position to advance to the 2014 Copa Mundial (World Cup). The team is ranked second with nine points, only one point off table leader Argentina. But Venezuela is in danger of falling out of qualifying ranking today. The team has eight points and is only two points away from falling out of ranking.
Prior to today’s Venezuela vs Chile 2012 game, Venezuela has delivered decent results since its 2-0 loss to the Ecuadorians last October. Since then, the team has defeated Argentina in October, earned a November draw with Colombia, beaten Bolivia in November, and earned a second draw with Uruguay last week. And while today marks the teamâ€™s last CONMEBOL match until September, the key will be the team’s depth.
In recent games, Venezuela has impressed news with goals coming from different players in different games. Against Argentina, Fernando Amorebieta scored. Against Uruguay, Salomon Rondon delivered the critical goal. And against Bolivia, Oswaldo Vizcarrondo’s shot won the game.
In contrast, Chile has been exceptionally inconsistent since fall 2011. Chile has shocked news by sometimes allowing its defense to be broken through, shot after shot. The team lost by three goals against Argentina in October. That same month, however, Chile defeated Peru. By November, Chile shut out competitor Paraguay, but also went scoreless against Uruguay, giving up four goals. Just last week, however, Chile impressed news, defeating Bolivia, preventing its opponent from scoring a single goal. For live updates today, click HERE.