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Machis brace fires Venezuela into quarterfinals

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An impressive double from striker Darwin Machis helped Venezuela book their place in the Copa America quarterfinals with a comfortable 3-1 win over Bolivia on Saturday, qualifying as runners-up in Group A behind hosts Brazil.

Machis got Venezuela off to a perfect start in Belo Horizonte by powering in a header in the second minute, scoring their first goal of the tournament after back-to-back goalless draws against Peru and Brazil.

Machis scored a spectacular goal to put his side further at ease...

Venezuela's draw with Brazil was no fluke - it's proof of their U20 plan

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On the eve of his team's match against the Copa America hosts, Venezuela coach Rafael Dudamel confessed that he had grown up supporting Brazil. It is a story common to his generation: Brazil were the glamorous multi-world champions, Venezuela the perennial whipping boys. Cheering for Brazil was a way for Venezuelans to feel involved with the World Cup. The idea that their own team could compete with the Selecao was ludicrous.

As the national team goalkeeper in the 1990s, Dudamel was on the end of...