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Venezuela vs. Paraguay live, Qualifiers: schedule, TV channel and where you can see it

Venezuela vs. Paraguay They will face each other this Tuesday, September 12, 2023 for matchday 2 of the Qualifiers towards the 2026 World Cup at the Monumental Stadium of Maturín. The match will be broadcast on the signals of Venevisión, Tigo Sports and Gen. Find out what time they play, possible lineups, history and more about this important commitment. Likewise, in El Comercio you will find the minute by minute with all the incidents in real time.


The duel for the second date of the Qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup between Venezuela vs. Paraguay will be played this Tuesday, September 12, 20223 at the National Monumental stadium in Maturín.


The match between Venezuela vs. Paraguay is scheduled to be played starting at 5:00 p.m. (Peruvian time). We leave you the schedules of other countries so you don’t miss this important match.

  • Mexico: 4:00 p.m.
  • Ecuador: 5:00 p.m.
  • Colombia: 5:00 p.m.
  • Bolivia: 6:00 p.m.
  • Venezuela: 6:00 p.m.
  • Chile: 6:00 p.m.
  • United States: 7:00 p.m.
  • Argentina: 7:00 p.m.
  • Paraguay: 7:00 p.m.
  • Uruguay: 7:00 p.m.
  • Brazil: 7:00 p.m.


The match between Venezuela vs. Paraguay on date 2 of the South American Qualifiers will be broadcast on the Venevisión channel in Venezuela, while in Paraguay you can see it on the signals of Tigo Sports and Gen. Also, you can follow the minute by minute on the DT El Comercio website .


So you can watch the online broadcast of the match between Venezuela vs. Paraguay online via free streaming, you will have to create an account on Tigo or Venevisión+.

Lineups, Venezuela vs Paraguay

  • Venezuela: Rafael Romo; Wilker Ángel, Yordan Osorio, Yangel Herrera; Jefferson Savarino, Tomás Rincón, Darwin Machís, José Andrés Martínez, Luis Mago, Alexander González, Salomón Rondón.
  • Paraguay: Santiago Rojas; Robert Rojas, Gustavo Gómez, Fabián Balbuena, Blas Riveros; Miguel Almirón, Mathías Villasanti, Andrés Cubas, Ramón Sosa; Alejandro Romero Gamarra and Gabriel Ávalos.

This is how Venezuela arrives

It was a difficult match and a draw in Barranquilla in the debut would have been positive; But after a solvent first half, Venezuela gave in to Colombia and relaunched the eternal doubts about its chances of reaching a World Cup for the first time in its history.

The coffee host won 1-0 with a goal from Rafael Borré just beginning the second half, a product of enormous defensive inattention, and disrupted the plan of Argentine Fernando Batista, who made his debut as Vinotinto coach.

But “this is just beginning,” warned the DT. “Inside we have to correct, talk and have the fight.”

Victory is always the dream result, but Venezuela has only won once in its debut in World Cup qualifying, a 1-0 victory against Ecuador in Quito in 2007.

La Vinotinto returns to the country without points in the suitcase, a setback allowed but that increases the pressure to add three points in the first game as host, against Paraguay on Tuesday in Maturín (east).

“We carried out the first half with the plan we had,” said the captain, Tomás Rincón, at the end of the match at the Metropolitan Stadium of Barranquilla. “The goal really screwed us up 30 seconds into the second half (…) Those goals kill you and then everything is uphill.”

Venezuela has never been to a soccer World Cup, and the new format of 48 teams, with six and a half places for South America, expanded the dream.

But the first games are key, especially when teams like Brazil and world champion Argentina appear on the horizon, several steps above the rest.

“I’m calm because a lot of what we had talked about and thought about on a field, in a difficult country to come to play here, was going well,” said coach Batista. “You have to turn the page and think about what’s coming.”

Paraguay, for its part, sealed a bitter goalless draw at home in Ciudad del Este against a Peru that played the entire second half with 10.

The Guaraníes have not gone to the World Cup since South Africa-2010 and have a lot of pressure on their backs.

– The schemes –

Batista came out against Colombia with a 4-3-3 formation, with Rincón, José Andrés ‘Brujo’ Martínez and Yangel Herrera in midfield.

In the first half they seemed solvent, organized, closing spaces for Colombia, which started the match looking to unbalance the score, and generating the occasional opportunity, although without great flashes.

The goal came as soon as the second half whistle blew, in a general negligence of the Venezuelan defense. And everything fell apart.

‘Bocha’ opted for more offensive changes, a 4-4-2 with the entry of Josef Martínez and Yeferson Soteldo, but failed to recover the intensity of the first half.

Batista indicated that the Venezuelan attack was not “fine” and needs to improve. Venezuela showed very low precision in its passes (68%).

They have spent years trying to break Cinderella’s slipper and fight for a place in the World Cup. However, the last two qualifiers were disastrous, sharing the basement with Bolivia and always condemned to watching the greatest football event on television.

The route to the United States, Canada and Mexico in 2026 is just beginning, but mistakes are costly. The World Cup still seems far away for Venezuela.

Source: Elcomercio

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