Venezuela coach José Pékerman named a 26-man squad for the friendly match against Malta on June 1 and Saudi Arabia eight days later.
Part of the squad are well-known players like Sampdoria midfielder Tomás Rincón, Everton forward Salomón Rondón and RC Lens goalkeeper Wuilker Faríñez.
Almost all players are based abroad with ten of them based in Europe, eleven in the USA or Mexico with the other two players playing in Colombia and Israel. There are only three players based in Venezuela.
The players selected by Pékerman are:
goalkeepers: Wuilker Fariñez (RC Lens, FRA), Joel Graterol (América de Cali, COL), Diego Gil (Puerto Cabello, VEN).
defenders: Jhon Chancellor (Zaglebie Lubin, POL), Roberto Rosales (Aek Larnaca, CYP), Nahuel Ferraresi (GD Estoril Praia, POR), Pablo Bonilla (Portland Timbres, USA), Ronald Hernández (Atlanta United, USA), Miguel Navarro (Chicago Fire, USA), Christian Makoun (Charlotte, USA)
midfielders: Tomás Rincón (Sampdoria, ITA), Eduard Bello (Mazatlán FC, MEX), Jhon Murillo (Atlético San Luis, MEX), José Martínez (Philadelphia, USA), Christian Cásseres (New York RB, USA), Yeferson Soteldo (Tigres UANL, MEX), Yangel Herrera (RCD Espanyol, ESP), Yordan Osorio (Parma, ITA), Josua Mejías (CF Beitar Jerusalén, ISR), Christian Larotonda (Metropolitanos FC, VEN)
forwards: Salomón Rondón (Everton FC, ENG), Fernando Aristeguieta (Club Puebla, MEX), Jefferson Savarino (Real Salt Lake, USA), Yohan Cumaná (Deportivo La Guaira, VEN), Alejandro Marqués (CD Mirandés, ESP), Adalberto Peñaranda (UD Las Palmas, ESP)