Paraguay name strong side for Australia clash
Paraguay have named a near full strength squad for the upcoming Powerade Cup match against the Socceroos at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane early next month. 16 of the 19-man squad were present at the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany, where they bowed out after the first round.
Paraguay have named a near full strength squad for the upcoming Powerade Cup match against the Socceroos at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane early next month.
16 of the 19-man squad were present at the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany, where they bowed out after the first round.
Only Pedro Sarabia, Jose Domingo Salcedo and in-form striker Oscar Cardozo of Newell's Old Boys in Argentina have been added into the mix with their World Cup stars, who include Bayern Munich pair Julio Dos Santos and Roque Santa Cruz plus Deportivo La Coruna midfielder Roberto Acuna.
Cardozo-s inclusion is the most interesting, with the uncapped 23-year-old scoring seven goals in eight matches for Newell's in the Argentinean championship, which forced the hand of Paraguay coach Raul Amarilla.
The October 7 match in Brisbane will be the last for Paraguay's World Cup captain Carlos Gamarra.
Goalkeepers: Justo Villar (Newell's Old Boys), Derlis Gomez (Quilmes)
Defenders: Delio Toledo (Kayserispor), Carlos Gamarra (no club), Pedro Sarabia (Libertad), Paulo da Silva (Toluca), Julio Manzur (Santos)
Midfielders: Carlos Bonet (Libertad), Edgar Barreto (NEC Nijmegen), Roberto Acuna (Deportivo Coruna), Diego Gavilan (Newell's Old Boys), Cristian Riveros (Libertad), Jose Montiel (Udinese), Julio Dos Santos (Bayern Munich), Jose Domingo Salcedo (Cerro Porteno)
Forwards: Salvador Cabanas (America, Mex), Roque Santa Cruz (Bayern Munich), Oscar Cardozo (Newell's Old Boys), Nelson Cuevas (America, Mex)
Paraguay is ranked 67 in the current FIFA World Rankings.
Milligan backs France to do their bit for Socceroos
Mark Milligan remains confident the Socceroos can progress to the knockout phase at the FIFA World Cup™, backing France to help Australia’s cause by beating Denmark. The Socceroos head into the final match against Peru (Wednesday morning AEST live on SBS and Optus Sport) with
Mexico coach's special praise for Socceroos
Mexico might have produced the result which has made the biggest impact at the FIFA World Cup™ - beating world champions Germany – but their coach has been impressed by the performances of the Socceroos. Juan Carlos Osorio – who masterminded El Tri’s shock 1-0 win of the Germa
Russia Watch: Tearful Neymar sparks relief for Brazil
Neymar became Brazil’s third-highest scorer of all-time as the South American’s left it late to pick up their first win of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. Elsewhere, there was late drama in Switzerland’s clash with Serbia while the Super Eagles of Nigeria boosted their hopes of a be
Nabbout’s fitness update after dislocating shoulder
Socceroos striker Andrew Nabbout hasn’t given up hope of playing against Peru at the FIFA World Cup™ despite confirmation he dislocated his shoulder against Denmark. Nabbout was forced from the field late in the 1-1 draw in Samara and an innocuous fall on his right shoulder.