Why social turmoil isn’t stopping Venezuela from becoming a footballing force

Why social turmoil isn’t stopping Venezuela from becoming a footballing force

Political Football heads back to South America to take a look at one of the lesser footballing lights of the continent. Political turmoil in Venezuela is nothing new, but how that impacts on football may just be. A country of 32 million had, until the 2019 Copa America, struggled to make any meaningful impression on the continent’s biggest sport, but that’s now changing. Baseball’s supremacy is being threatened as football elbows its way into the peoples’ consciousness and politics takes a hand, thanks in no small part to a certain Diego Maradona.

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Panellists:

Stuart Horsfield // @loxleymisty44

Gary Thacker // @All_Blue_Daze

Jordan Florit // @thefalselibero

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