Kolkata: Undaunted by the "underdog" tag, Venezuela were all keyed up to test their strength against Lionel Messi-led Argentina here on Friday ahead of the soccer World Cup qualifiers between the two sides Oct 14.
Venezuelan head coach Cesar Farias underlined the importance of the FIFA official international friendly stating that a high profile opponent like Argentina always intensified the desire to perform.
"A game like this involves lot of prestige. That makes it important. This friendly match is not a friendly for us. Everytime you play against Argentina, you want to see the team in very good form," Farias said.