World Cup participations: 6
Greatest World Cup achievement: last 16 (1998, 2002)
Paraguay reached the last 16 in both of the two recent world cups!
Also this time they have qualified and could possibly make
problems for England and Sweden in our group B.
Nelson Valdez, Julio dos Santos and Roque Santa Cruz are the most valuable players of
Paraguay, next to them Carlos Paredes, a midfielder playing in Italy and defending captain
Gamarra are known.
By the way Gamarra managed it in the world cup 1998 to not commit a single foul
in 4 games as a successful defender!
The strength of Paraguay is the collective with the outstanding strikers who
will cause for danger of headers in the penalty area.
It will be difficult against England and Sweden.
The odds on Paraguay as world cup winner were certainly very high
- 151.0 at Betandwin.
For a bet on group winner Paraguay you get 8.50.
Association Asociación Paraguaya de Fútbol
(Paraguayan Football Association)
Coach Aníbal Ruiz (2002-)
Most caps Carlos Gamarra (99)
Top scorer José Saturnino Cardozo (24)
Paraguay 1 - 5 Argentina
(Asunción, Paraguay; 11 March, 1919)
Paraguay 7 - 0 Bolivia
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 30 April, 1949)
Argentina 8 - 0 Paraguay
(Santiago, Chile; 20 October, 1926)
Appearances 6 (First in 1930)
Best result Round 2, 1986, 1998, 2002
Appearances 32 (First in 1921)
Best result Winners, 1953 and 1979
World Cup Squad Paraguay
This is the official world cup squad -
you can find here all the
world cup players
Julio Cesar Caceres
Paulo da Silva
Julio dos Santos
Nelson Haedo Valdez
Roque Santa Cruz
Other World Cup Teams
Trinidad and Tobago
Serbia and Montenegro