Sergio Córdova called up to Venezuela's men's national team for March international friendlies

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VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC forward Sergio Córdova has been called up to Venezuela's men’s national team for upcoming FIFA International friendlies in March.

Córdova will miss the 'Caps away match against Minnesota United FC on March 25 and will return to Vancouver ahead of the clubs Canadian clash against CF Montréal on April 1 at BC Place. 

The Designated Player will be joining his national team for a pair of friendlies, starting with a match against Saudi Arabia on Friday, March 24 at Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with kickoff set for 12 p.m. PT.

The second match will see Venezuela face Uzbekistan on Tuesday, March 28 at King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with kickoff set for 11 a.m. PT.

Córdova has represented Venezuela 16 times at the senior level, taking part in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, the 2021 Copa América and international friendlies. 

The striker has also played for Venezuela’s U-23 and U-20 sides in his youth. At the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, the striker played a pivotal role in Venezuela’s road to the final, as he finished tied for the second-most goals in the tournament with four.

So far, Córdova has appeared in every match across all competitions in his first season with the 'Caps, making one start against Real CD España in Concacaf Champions League action.