International Duty

Called Up: Josef Martínez Called Up by Venezuela

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Inter Miami CF forward Josef Martínez has been called up by the Venezuelan national team for its upcoming friendlies this month.

Venezuela and Martínez will face Honduras on June 15 at Audi Field in Washington, D.C. before traveling to East Hartford, Connecticut to play Guatemala at Rentschler Field on June 18. 

Martínez has represented the Venezuelan national team 62 times in his career, registering 14 goals and three assists. He started his international career in the youth national teams before making his debut for the senior team in August 2011. Most recently, he appeared in Venezuela’s friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan in March, including netting the opener in the 1-2 win over Saudi Arabia. 

Martínez joined Inter Miami ahead of the 2023 season and has registered 13 appearances, 9 of them starts, three goals and an assist to this point. Notably, he made history by scoring a brace in the 2-1 win over Atlanta last month at DRV PNK Stadium that saw him become the fastest player to score 100 MLS regular season goals, reaching the mark in 142 matches.