Venezuela U20 goalkeeper rubs salt into Vanuatu wounds by scoring penalty in thrashing
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Venezuela were cruising in their Group B U20 World Cup match against minnows Vanuatu on Tuesday, leading 2-0 at half-time and then grabbing another within a minute of the restart through Watford forward Adalberto Penaranda.
Ten minutes later, things got worse for Vanuatu when they conceded a penalty as full-back Reginold Ravo handled in the box.
Taking La Vinotinto's penalty was goalkeeper Wuilker Farinez. The 19-year-old stepped up with confidence and went straight down the middle, sending it through opposite number Andreas Duch's legs.
Farinez had apparently taken a few penalties for Venezuela in their warm-up matches, and could be following the likes of Rogerio Ceni, Jose Luis Chilavert and... erm, Johnny Vegas (yes really) in becoming the latest South American goalscoring net-minder.
Venezuela won 7-0 in the end, and now top the group with six points, crushing any chances of Vanuatu qualifying for the knockout stages. Meanies.
Incident + pen at 3:25