INTRODUCTION: In soccer, Venezuela and Brazil met on Sunday (8 February) in a qualifying match for the 1982 World Cup.
GV Brazil, in yellow shirts, attacking from right to left. Ball is centred into Venezuela's goal area and cleared by defence. (2 shots)
GV Brazil attacking again. They make several attempts at goal, the last one being saved by goalkeeper.
GV Brazil takes free kick. Ball is kicked into Venezuela's area, but kicked out again. Venezuela's goalkeeper makes diving save after another attempt. (3 shots)
GV (Second half) After losing and repossessing ball, Brazil crosses the ball in Venezuela's goal area. Brazil shoots for goal, but it goes wide. (3 shots)
GV Brazil attacking again and centre ball from left wing, and Venezuelan players handles ball and penalty given. (2 shots)
GV Penalty taken by Brazil and goal scored. Final score Brazil -1, Venezuela nil. (2 shots)
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Background: INTRODUCTION: In soccer, Venezuela and Brazil met on Sunday (8 February) in a qualifying match for the 1982 World Cup. It was the first match in the South American group One.
Brazil attacked from right to left in the first half. The Venezuelan defence was at full stretch, and had many narrow escapes. Although football is not a popular game in Venezuela, there was a capacity 30,000 crowd at the Olympic Stadium in Caracus for the match. brazil attack again, only to be thwarted by the goalkeeper.
Brazil were dangerous from set piece moves. Once again, only the Venezuelan keeper prevented them from opening the scoring.
In the second half, it was still all Brazil, and it seemed only a matter of time before they took the lead. But still a goal eluded them. Venezuela have only won four of their last 36 internationals, but looked set to hold the Brazilians to a goal less draw.
In the 81st minute, Brazil attacked again. A Venezuelan defender handled the ball after Isidoro's shot. The referee gave a penalty.
Zico made no mistakes from the spot, and Brazil went one-nil up. That goal was enough to give them victory, in a scrappy game marred by four players being sent off - two from each side.