Sanvicente named new Venezuela coach
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Noel "Chita" Sanvicente was named as the new coach of Venezuela on Thursday with the objective of reaching the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ finals.

Venezuela is the only South American nation not to have played in a World Cup.

Sanvicente, 39, won seven Venezuelan league titles with Caracas and Zamora.

His first matches in charge will be friendlies against Korea Republic on 5 September and Japan, four days later.