Posts Tagged "Paraguay"

World Cup 2010: Paraguay 0-1 Spain

World Cup 2010: Paraguay 0-1 Spain

By on Jul 3, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

What a world. Regardlesss of the lie of the fixtures, if anyone had said two days ago that Paraguay and Uruguay would be the last South American representatives in the 2010 World Cup, they would have been dismissed as cranks. But here we are. We have had three marvellous quarter-finals so far (for an almost baffling variety of different reasons) and here we are, all...

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At Last, The Penalty Shoot-Out Arrives

At Last, The Penalty Shoot-Out Arrives

By on Jun 29, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 6 comments

Although so many of the normal constituents of a World Cup finals – complaints about the ball, Sepp Blatter contradicting himself in public, Cristiano Ronaldo’s pained expression & enormous Adam’s apple combo, England getting dumped on their backsides – have been present and correct, it had begun to feel as if something was missing from...

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World Cup 2010: Paraguay 0-0 Japan (Paraguay win 5-3 on penalties)

World Cup 2010: Paraguay 0-0 Japan (Paraguay win 5-3 on penalties)

By on Jun 29, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 7 comments

They say that consistency helps in football. Especially in terms of number of players you use. This seems to be one of Japan’s tactics, as they enter this game with the same XI that began each of the group games with. Paraguay give first starts to Edgar Benitez and Nestor Ortigioza, as they become the sixteenth and seventeenth players to start for the South...

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World Cup 2010: Paraguay 0-0 New Zealand

World Cup 2010: Paraguay 0-0 New Zealand

By on Jun 24, 2010 in Latest | 2 comments

If you’d told New Zealand beforehand that they’d go through the group unbeaten and finish above Italy, I daresay they’d have settled for that. And they’d be right to feel pretty pleased with themselves, but they’ll be frustrated that it wasn’t enough to get them through, and they go home as just the sixth team in World Cup history...

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World Cup 2010: Slovakia 0-2 Paraguay

World Cup 2010: Slovakia 0-2 Paraguay

By on Jun 20, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

So, it’s Sunday lunchtime and time for the stout yeomen of Slovakia and Paraguay to enter into battle in The Group (so far) Of Parity. Slovakia need a win more desperately than Paraguay today, having been held by New Zealand in their opening match. They will, of course, finish their group matches against Italy. Paraguay, by contrast, will take on New Zealand...

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