INTRODUCTION: In a World Cup qualifying soccer match in Caracas on Sunday (March 15) Venezuela beat Bolivia one-nil -- a result that virtually guarantees a place in the final for Brazil.
GV Bolivia (left to right) on attack, Aguilar shoots, Vegas saves
GV Venezuela attack on right wing, GV crowd (2 shots)
GV Venezuelan goal scored by Acosta from corner
SV Scoreboard, Bolivia O Venezuela 1
GV Crowd wave and cheer
GV Bolivia take free kick, passes outside post
GV Midfield play
GV Play, Bolivia attack, player fouled near line
GV Bolivian free kick across field, play
GV Play, GV Crowd (2 shots)
GV Second half, Venezuela attacks from left to right, player shoots over bar
GV Bolivian attack, Vegas saves
GV Bolivia attack, Venezuelan defender pushes ball over line
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Background: INTRODUCTION: In a World Cup qualifying soccer match in Caracas on Sunday (March 15) Venezuela beat Bolivia one-nil -- a result that virtually guarantees a place in the final for Brazil.
SYNOPSIS: Bolivia, on the attack early in the game, nearly scored. Only goalkeeper Vegas' agility saved Venezuela.
Now Venezuela goes into attack. The best of the action all came in the first half.
And here comes the goal - scored by defender Pedro Acosta.
About 10,000 people watched the game, in the University Stadium in Caracas. Bolivia kept up the pressure throughout the first half, but the Venezuelan defence steadily improved, and Bolivia was never able to score an equaliser.
This was the second leg of the tie, and gave Venezuela its revenge -- for the in the first leg in La Paz last month, Venezuela went down to Bolivia 3-nil.
In the second half, neither side ever really looked like adding to the score. Brazil, the other nation in this group, has already beaten both of them, away. So it would have to lose both return legs, at home, to fail to qualify for a place in the final next year in Spain.