16 players of the national team of Venezuela, including striker «West Brom» Solomon Rondon (who performed in St. Petersburg «Zenith»), threatening not to participate in the matches of qualifying tournament of world championship of 2018, reports the BBC.
The players are demanding the resignation of the leadership of the football Federation of Venezuela and the national team.
Athletes spoke out against the Federation President Laureano Gonzalez, who accused the national team players in the «attempt to overthrow» head coach Noel Sanvicente.
In a statement, the players said that they understand and accept criticism, but do not agree with the accusations of «discharge coach».
National team of Venezuela, the only South American team never participated in the finals of the world Championships, the qualifying tournament with four defeats in a row.