Paraguay in the World Cup Finals, World Cup Reports, World Cup Squad.
World Cup Appearances:
France 1998 was Paraguay's 5th appearance in the World Cup Finals.
Best World Cup Performance:
Paraguay made it to the last 16 in Mexico 1986;
where they lost to England.
12th June: vs. Bulgaria
(0:0) in Montpelier.
19th June: vs. Spain
(0:0) in St. Etienne.
24th June: vs. Nigeria
(3:1) in Toulouse.
Paraguay plugged the holes at the back for their first two 0-0 draws
and then beat a Nigerian reserve side in their last game; to claim second spot in the
group, ahead of Spain.
28th June: vs. France (0:1 aet) in Lens.
Paraguay almost took France to the penalty shoot-out, where Chilavert
would have felt confident, only to go out to a strike from Laurent Blanc in the 113rd
minute of the second round. Excellent defending from the Paraguayans.
Confederacion Sudamericana de Futbol.
1 Jose Luis Chilavert (Velez Sarsfield)
12 Danilo Aceval (Union Santa Fe)
22 Ruben Ruiz Diaz (Monterrey)
2 Francisco Arce (Palmerias)
3 Catalino Rivarola (Gremio Porto Alegre)
4 Carlos Gamarra (Corinthians)
5 Celso Ayala (River Plate)
11 Pedro Sarabia (River Plate)
14 Ricardo Rojas (Estudiante)
20 Denis Caniza (Olimpia)
6 Edgar Aguilera (Cerro Cora)
10 Roberto Acuna (Real Saragosse)
13 Carlos Paredes (Olimpia)
16 Julio Cesar Encisco (Inter de Porto Alegre)
19 Carlos Morales (Gimnasia de Jujuy)
7 Julio Cesar Yegros (Cruz Azul)
8 Aristides Rojas (Union Santa Fe)
9 Jose Cardozo (Toluca)
15 Miguel Benitez (Espanol de Barcelona)
17 Hugo Brizuela (Argentina Juniors)
18 Cesar Ramirez (Sporting Lisbon)
21 Jorge Campos (Beijing Guoan)
Brazil, Morocco, Norway, Scotland.
Austria, Cameroon, Chile, Italy.
Denmark, France, Saudi Arabia, South Africa.
Bulgaria, Nigeria, Paraguay, Spain.
Belgium, Holland, Mexico, South Korea.
Germany, Iran, United States, Yugoslavia.
Colombia, England, Romania, Tunisia.
Argentina, Croatia, Jamaica, Japan.
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