Venezuela 4-1 Bolivia: Everton striker Salomon Rondon’s hat-trick inspires hosts to resounding World Cup qualifying win and dents visitors’ chances of reaching Qatar
- Venezuela picked up a 4-1 win over Bolivia in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying
- Everton forward Salomon Rondon bagged a hat-trick for the hosts on the night
- Leonel Justiniano was also sent off for the visitors in the 60th minute
- Bolivia now sit four points outside the qualifying spot with three games to play
Everton striker Salomon Rondon’s hat-trick inspired Venezuela to a resounding 4-1 win over Venezuela in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying on Friday night.
The result still leaves Venezuela, the only South American team never to have reached the World Cup finals, bottom of the group with 10 points and out the running for a place in Qatar.
Bolivia are five points above them in ninth, but they now find themselves four adrift of the qualifying zone after Friday’s heavy loss.
Salomon Rondon’s hat-trick handed Venezuela a 4-1 World Cup qualifying win over Bolivia
Venezuela remain bottom of the CONMEBOL qualifying group despite Rondon’s heroics
Rondon was on hand with a hat trick and Darwin Machis scored another for the home side, who recorded only their third win in 15 qualifying games.
Bruno Miranda got Bolivia’s consolation, while Leonel Justiniano was sent off for the visitors on the hour mark.
Venezuela’s next game is away against Uruguay on Tuesday, while Bolivia are at home to Chile the same night. Peru play Ecuador and Colombia are away to Argentina.
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