Venezuela name 22-man squad

Venezuela coach Richard Paez has unveiled a 22-man squad to play World Cup qualifiers this month against Colombia and Bolivia.

Venezuela coach Richard Paez has unveiled a 22-man squad to play World Cup qualifiers this month against Colombia and Bolivia.

Thirteen foreign-based players are in the squad, including striker Giancarlo Maldonado from Chilean side O'Higgins and Mallorca midfielder Juan Arango.

Litex defender Alejandro Cichero will only be available to play Bolivia on November 20, as he is banned to play the Cafeteros three days earlier, so Paez has named his brother Gabriel and Oswaldo Vizcarrondo.

Venezuela have collected three points from the two opening matches, having defeated Ecuador 1-0 in Quito before suffering a 1-0 home defeat to Argentina last month.

Venezuela squad: Morales (Deportivo Anzoategui), Toyo (Caracas FC); Rey (AEK Larnaka), Alejandro Cichero (Litex), Vallenilla (Nea Salamis), Rosales (Gent), Rouga (Alki Larnaka), Gabriel Cichero (Deportivo Italia), Vizcarrondo (Rosario Central), Rojas (America Cali); Perez (Maritimo), Paez (Veria FC), Gonzalez (Colon), Vielma, Guerra, Vera (all Caracas FC), Mea Vitali (Maracaibo), Seijas (Deportivo Tachira), Arango (Mallorca); Maldonado (Atlante), Fedor (Gimnastic Tarragona), Arismendi (Maracaibo)
Source: PRESS ASSOCIATION