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Venezuela wins first-ever Toulon fixture

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Venezuela won their first ever match at the famous Toulon tournament.

The annual tournament is making a welcome return following the cancellation of the event in both 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID pandemic.

With some of the game’s biggest nations deciding to opt-out of this year’s event, this has provided an opportunity for nations such as Venezuela to take their place in the tournament.

Drawn in a group alongside Mexico, Ghana, and Indonesia, Venezuela got off to the perfect start winning their first match of the tournament against Indonesia 1-0.

In a tight and nervy game, the Venezuelans made the breakthrough with just twenty minutes of play remaining as Daniel Perez latched onto a cross and flicked a header home past the despairing Indonesian keeper.

The Venezuelan FA will be hoping for a positive showing from their young stars following the senior side’s poor results over the World Cup qualifying campaign. Venezuela finished bottom of the table, having won just ten points from their eighteen matches.

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