The national team debuted with a victory on the opening day of the Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021, defeating hosts, Lithuania 1-2 in Group A with goals from Carlos Sanz and Alfredo Vidal.
La Vinotinto went up at minute 3 of the first half, with so much from Carlos Sanz. The local team would tie just five minutes later with both Justinas Zarguskas.
With only two minutes remaining, Alfredo 'Chavela' Vidal would score the winning goal Vinotinto for the final 1-2, after they reviewed a hand in the area in favor of Venezuela and the referees pointed out that there was no maximum penalty .
Venezuela will play the second day of the World Cup next Wednesday, September 15, against Costa Rica at 11:00 am, Venezuelan time.
Also in Group A, Kazakhstan beat Costa Rica 6-1. The first two of each group and the four best third parties are classified.