Paraguay national football team

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Paraguay
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Los Guaraníes
La Albirroja (White and red)
Association Asociación Paraguaya de Fútbol (APF)
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Víctor Genes
Captain Justo Villar
Most caps Paulo da Silva (116)
Top scorer Roque Santa Cruz (28)
Home stadium Estadio Defensores del Chaco
FIFA code PAR
FIFA ranking 54 Increase +5
Highest FIFA ranking 8 (March 2001)
Lowest FIFA ranking 103 (May 1995)
Elo ranking 40
Highest Elo ranking 5 (1954)
Lowest Elo ranking 44 (August 1962)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Paraguay 1–5 Argentina 
(Asunción, Paraguay; 11 May 1919)
Biggest win
 Paraguay 7–0 Bolivia 
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 30 April 1949)
 Hong Kong 0–7 Paraguay Paraguay
(Hong Kong; 17 November 2010)
Biggest defeat
 Argentina 8–0 Paraguay Paraguay
(Santiago, Chile; 20 October 1926)
World Cup
Appearances 8 (First in 1930)
Best result Quarter-finals; 2010
Copa América
Appearances 33 (First in 1921)
Best result Winners, 1953 and 1979

The Paraguay national football team is controlled by the Paraguayan Football Association (Asociación Paraguaya de Fútbol) and represents Paraguay in men's international football competitions. The team has reached the second round of the World Cup on four occasions (in 1986, 1998, 2002 and 2010). The 2010 trip also featured their first appearance in the quarterfinals. Paraguay's only major tournament victories have come in the Copa América, in which they triumphed in 1953 and in 1979.

South Africa 2010 was Paraguay's fourth consecutive trip to the World Cup final tournament, having previously qualified for the final at France 1998, Korea/Japan 2002, and Germany 2006. However, after a poor qualifying campaign, Paraguay failed to qualify for Brazil 2014, missing out on the chance to play in a World Cup hosted on their own continent.

History[edit]

The beginning (1900–1930)[edit]

Soon after the introduction of football in Paraguay by Williams Paats, the Liga Paraguaya de Futbol (today Asociación Paraguaya de Fútbol) was created in 1906. The first national football team was organized in 1910 when an invitation by the Argentine club Hércules of Corrientes was received to play a friendly match. Members of that first national team where F. Melián, G. Almeida, A. Rodríguez, M. Barrios, P. Samaniego, J. Morín, Z. Gadea, D. Andreani, C. Mena Porta, B. Villamayor, M. Rojas and E. Erico. The match ended in a 0–0 draw.[2]

Because of the increasing number of invitations to play matches and international tournaments, the Asociación Paraguaya de Fútbol decided to officially create the national team and select the striped red and white jerseys that until this date remain as the official colours (taken from the Paraguayan flag). In late 1919 Paraguay accepted the invitation to play the 1921 Copa América and in order to prepare for that occasion a number of friendly matches were played between 1919 and the start of the tournament in 1921. The first of those friendly matches was a 5–1 loss against Argentina, and it marked the first international game by the Paraguayan national football team. When the 1921 Copa América finally arrived, Paraguay surprised everybody by beating then three-time South American champions Uruguay by 2–1, being this the first match in an official competition for the Paraguayan football team. Paraguay eventually finished fourth in the tournament and became a regular participant of the tournament for the next editions.

In 1930 Paraguay participated in the first World Cup, organized by Uruguay. In the first round, Paraguay debuted and lost to the United States (0–3), to then defeat Belgium (1–0) with a goal by Luis Vargas Peña. Only one team was to advance from the group stage, and the U.S. left Paraguay behind.

First taste of success (1930–1970)[edit]

After good participations in the Copa América tournaments of 1929, 1947 and 1949 (where Paraguay finished in second place), Paraguay was ready for their next World Cup competition.

The return to the World Cup was in 1950, where Paraguay faced Sweden and Italy in Group 3. Paraguay failed to advance to the next round after a 2–2 draw against Sweden and a 2–0 loss against Italy.

The first big success came in 1953 when Paraguay won the Copa América disputed in Peru. In their road to the championship, Paraguay defeated Chile (3–0), Bolivia (2–1) and Brazil (2–1); and tied against Ecuador (0–0), Peru (2–2) and Uruguay (2–2). Since Paraguay and Brazil were tied in points at the end of the tournament, a final playoff match was played between them, with Paraguay winning the final by 3–2. Key players of the campaign included Ángel Berni, Heriberto Herrera and Rubén Fernández. The coach was Manuel Fleitas Solich.[3]

For the 1958 World Cup, Paraguay surprisingly qualified ahead of Uruguay (beating them 5–0 in the decisive game) with a team that contained a formidable attacking lineup with stars such as Juan Bautista Agüero, José Parodi, Juan Romero, Cayetano Ré and Florencio Amarilla. In their first game in Sweden, Paraguay were 3–2 up against France in a game they lost 7–3. A 3–2 win over Scotland and a 3–3 draw with Yugoslavia saw Paraguay finish third in their group.

The departure of several of their stars for European football (mainly Spain) resulted in a weakening of Paraguay's football fortunes somewhat, but they were only edged out by Mexico in the 1962 qualifiers.

More continental success (1970–1990)[edit]

Paraguay fell short in subsequent World Cup qualifying campaigns, but Copa América success (and that of one of its premier clubs Olimpia in the Copa Libertadores) in 1979 shored up Paraguay as a solid player on the continent.

The 1979 Copa América was won by Paraguay after finishing first in Group C (which had Uruguay and Ecuador as well) with two wins and two draws. In the semi-finals Paraguay defeated Brazil by an aggregate score of 4–3. In the finals, Paraguay defeated Chile by an aggregate score of 3–1 to claim its second continental crown. Players such as Julio Cesar Romero (Romerito), Carlos Alberto Kiese, Alicio Solalinde, Roberto Paredes, Hugo Ricardo Talavera and Eugenio Morel where an important part of the team, coached by Ranulfo Miranda.[4]

Paraguay ended a 28-year absence from the World Cup in 1986 with a team starring Roberto Fernández in goal; Cesar Zabala, Rogelio Delgado and Juan Bautista Torales in defense; Jorge Amado Nunes and Vladimiro Schettina in midfield; midfield playmaker Romerito and strikers Roberto Cabañas, Ramon Angel Maria Hicks and Rolando Chilavert (older brother of José Luis Chilavert). In first round matches, Paraguay defeated Iraq (1–0, goal Romerito) and then tied Mexico (1–1, goal Romerito) and Belgium (2–2, both goals Roberto Cabañas). They reached the second round where they were beaten 3–0 by England.[5]

The golden generation (1990–2006)[edit]

A drought followed once again, as Paraguay failed to reach Italy 1990 and U.S. 1994 World Cups.

In 1992, Paraguay won the South American Pre-Olympic tournament, which guaranteed a spot in the 1992 Summer Olympics football competition. In the Olympics, Paraguay finished second in its group and were eliminated by Ghana in the quarterfinals.[1] The most important aspect of that Paraguay team was the emergence of new young players like Carlos Gamarra, Celso Ayala, José Luis Chilavert, Francisco Arce and José Cardozo, which became part of the "golden generation" that led Paraguay to three straight World Cups and good performances in continental competitions, establishing Paraguay as one of the top teams in South America alongside Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay.

This new generation of players helped end the World Cup drought in grand fashion, as the Albirroja reached the France 1998 World Cup by qualifying in second place in South America behind Argentina. The first round matches were against Bulgaria (0–0), Spain (0–0), and Nigeria (3–1; goals Celso Ayala, Miguel Ángel Benítez and José Cardozo). Paraguay qualified to the second round (Round of 16) to be defeated in a thrilling match against hosts and eventual World Champions France. France only scored through Laurent Blanc in the 114th minute, during the second half of overtime (making it the first golden goal scored in a World Cup). Paraguay's central defending duo (Carlos Gamarra and Celso Ayala) and goalkeeper José Luis Chilavert were selected for the all-star World Cup team.

Paraguay returned to the world's greatest stage once more in the 2002 World Cup. In their first match, Paraguay tied South Africa 2–2 (goals: Roque Santa Cruz and Francisco Arce). Paraguay lost to Spain in the second game (1–3) and finally defeated Slovenia (3–1; goals Nelson Cuevas, twice, and Jorge Luis Campos) to qualify for the second round. Germany ended Paraguay's dreams in the World Cup with an 88 minute goal.

In 2006, Paraguay qualified for its third World Cup in a row. This time, two early defeats against England and Sweden (both 0–1) sent the team home early. The only consolation was defeating Trinidad and Tobago during the last and final group game by 2–0.

2007–2009[edit]

After the 2006 World Cup, Aníbal Ruiz resigned as head coach and Raúl Vicente Amarilla was assigned as the interim coach. In 2007, Argentine Gerardo "Tata" Martino was designated as head-coach. The former Newell's Old Boys (Rosario, Argentina) skipper's coaching career had blossomed in Paraguay where he formerly coached Libertad and Cerro Porteño.

Paraguay's national squad underwent a major transition after Germany 2006 because of the retirement of key players such as Carlos Gamarra, Francisco Arce, Celso Ayala, and goalkeeper José Luis Chilavert. Paraguay's under-19 side won the Milk Cup in 2002, 2003 and 2006, and players such as Nelson Haedo Valdez, Julio dos Santos, José Montiel and Óscar Cardozo were thought key to the re-building of the team.

Paraguay had conceeded just one goal in 5 rounds. Except from round 1, Paraguay were positioned no lower than 3rd on the CONMEBOL table through out the duration of the entire qualifying campaign. Paraguay remained in 1st position of the CONMEBOL table for 9 consecutive rounds (from round 4 to round 12).

The renovated squad reached first place in the CONMEBOL qualifiers, and becoming the second CONMEBOL team to qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, ahead of continental powers Argentina, Ecuador, Colombia, and Chile. Paraguay defeated Brazil at home (2–0), defeated Chile and Colombia away (0–3 and 0–1), and tied Argentina in Monumental Stadium in Buenos Aires. Qualification was secured with a 1–0 win over Diego Maradona's Argentina on 9 September 2009, the second official Paraguayan win over Argentina.[6]

Paraguay, who would have finished in first place of the CONMEBOL table had they not lost against Colombia, concluded the qualification campaign with 33 points, as Salvador Cabañas finished in 6th position of the leading goal scorers, having scored 6 goals.

On January 2010, a tragic head injury suffered in an assault forced Salvador Cabañas to abandon football for an unspecified period of time, which gave him no chance of making the final 23-man squad for South Africa 2010.[7]

2010 FIFA World Cup and 2011 Copa America[edit]

In their fourth consecutive World Cup appearance, Paraguay eventually reached the quarterfinals. Drawn into Group F along with defending champions Italy, Slovakia, and New Zealand, they opened their tournament with a draw against the Italians, holding them 1–1 thanks to a first-half goal from Antolin Alcaraz. In their second game, they beat Slovakia 2–0 with goals from Enrique Vera and Christian Riveros. Their final group match saw a goalless draw with New Zealand, clinching first place in Group F and setting up a date with Japan. Another goalless draw with the Japanese after 120 minutes went to penalties, which Paraguay won 5–3, advancing them for the first time in their history to the World Cup round of eight. In the quarterfinals they met powerhouses Spain, to whom they lost 1–0 in a game where a goal by Nelson Haedo Valdez was controversially called an offside by the referee. The game also featured each team being awarded a penalty, both of which were contained, first by Spanish keeper Casillas and then by Paraguayan keeper Villar (both were also team captains for the game).

The Albirroja arrived back from South Africa on Monday, July 5 at 3:30 AM. Upon arrival, they were greeted by over 3000 fans at the airport and were decorated by the President of Paraguay. Gerardo Martino announced that he would take some time to decide his future, although the Paraguayan FA has offered him a four year contract to continue at the helm. Roque Santa Cruz also announced that this would be his last World Cup, but that he may play one more tournament, the Copa América in Argentina in 2011.

Paraguay reached the final of the 2011 Copa America, held in Argentina, after defeating Brazil in the semi-final game through penalties (0-0 in regulation). Uruguay defeated Paraguay in the final game by a score of 3-0. Gerardo Martino resigned soon afterwards as coach of the team.

Brazil 2014 qualifying and beyond[edit]

Paraguay failed to qualify for the Brazil 2014 World Cup, placing dead last amongst the nine South American nations that took part in the qualifying. Over the three years of qualifying, Paraguay went through three coaches. These were Francisco Arce, fired after losing to Bolivia in La Paz, Gerardo Pelusso and Victor Genes.

Managers[edit]

Dates Name
1921 Argentina José Durand Laguna
1922-26 Paraguay Manuel Fleitas
1942-43 Paraguay Manuel Fleitas
1945 Argentina José Durand Laguna
1945-46 Paraguay Aurelio González
1947-53 Paraguay Manuel Fleitas
1954 Italy Vessilio Bartoli
1955 Paraguay César López Fretes
1955 Paraguay Luis Magín Gómez
1956 Paraguay Julio Ramírez
1957-59 Paraguay Aurelio González
1959 Paraguay Benjamín Laterza
1960 Paraguay Eduardo López Morán
1960-61 Paraguay Aurelio González
1962 Paraguay Fulgencio Romero
1963 Uruguay Ondino Viera
Dates Name
1964-65 Paraguay Manuel Fleitas
1966 Paraguay Aurelio González
1967 Paraguay Benjamín Fernández
1967-68 Paraguay Aurelio González
1969 Uruguay José María Rodríguez
1970 Paraguay Benjamín Laterza
1970-72 Paraguay Aurelio González
1973 Brazil Paulo Amaral
1973 Uruguay Washington Etchamendi
1974 Paraguay Aurelio González
1974 Uruguay José María Rodríguez
1976-77 Paraguay Ramón Rodríguez
1979 Paraguay Luis Magín Gómez
1979-80 Paraguay Ranulfo Miranda
1980-83 Paraguay Carlos Monín
1983 Paraguay Ramón Rodríguez
Dates Name
1983-85 Paraguay Ranulfo Miranda
1985-86 Paraguay Cayetano Ré
1987 Paraguay Juan Francisco Rivera
1987 Paraguay Silvio Parodi
1988-89 Argentina Eduardo Luján Manera
1990 Argentina Óscar Valdez
1991-92 Paraguay Carlos Kiese
1992-93 Uruguay Sergio Markarián
1993 Argentina Héctor Corte
1993 Paraguay Alicio Solalinde
1993 Brazil Valdir Espinosa
1993-94 Paraguay Alicio Solalinde
1995 Hungary László Kubala
1996 Paraguay Gerardo González
1996-98 Brazil Paulo César Carpegiani
1998 Paraguay Julio Carlos Gómez
Dates Name
1998-99 Uruguay Ever Hugo Almeida
1999-2001 Uruguay Sergio Markarián
2001 Paraguay Víctor Genes
2001-02 Italy Cesare Maldini
2002-06 Uruguay Aníbal Ruiz
2006 Paraguay Raúl Vicente Amarilla
2006-11 Argentina Gerardo Martino
2011-12 Paraguay Francisco Arce
2012-13 Uruguay Gerardo Pelusso
2013- Paraguay Víctor Genes

Results and Fixtures[edit]

Recent and forthcoming matches[edit]

Matches from the past 12 months as well as any future scheduled matches.

See also 2013 Paraguay national team results.

See also 2014 Paraguay national team results.

2013[edit]

2014[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were named for the Friendly match against Costa Rica on March 5, 2014.[10]

Caps and goals current as of March 5, 2014.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Roberto Fernández (1988-03-29) March 29, 1988 (age 26) 3 0 Paraguay Cerro Porteño
1GK Alfredo Aguilar (1988-07-18) July 18, 1988 (age 25) 0 0 Paraguay Guaraní
2DF Marcos Cáceres (1986-05-05) May 5, 1986 (age 27) 15 0 Argentina Newell's Old Boys
2DF Gustavo Gómez (1993-05-06) May 6, 1993 (age 20) 4 2 Paraguay Libertad
2DF Júnior Alonso (1993-02-11) February 11, 1993 (age 21) 2 0 Paraguay Cerro Porteño
2DF Jorge Moreira (1990-01-01) January 1, 1990 (age 24) 2 0 Paraguay Libertad
2DF Gustavo Mencia (1988-07-05) July 5, 1988 (age 25) 1 0 Paraguay Libertad
2DF Danilo Ortiz (1992-07-28) July 28, 1992 (age 21) 1 0 Paraguay Cerro Porteño
3MF Cristian Riveros (1982-10-16) October 16, 1982 (age 31) 88 15 Brazil Grêmio
3MF Víctor Cáceres (1985-03-25) March 25, 1985 (age 29) 54 0 Brazil Flamengo
3MF Julio dos Santos (1983-05-07) May 7, 1983 (age 30) 34 3 Paraguay Cerro Porteño
3MF Hernán Pérez (1989-02-25) February 25, 1989 (age 25) 16 1 Greece Olympiacos
3MF Víctor Ayala (1988-01-01) January 1, 1988 (age 26) 16 0 Argentina Lanús
3MF Jorge Rojas (1993-01-07) January 7, 1993 (age 21) 5 1 Portugal Belenenses
3MF Celso Ortiz (1989-01-26) January 26, 1989 (age 25) 3 0 Netherlands AZ
4FW Nelson Haedo Valdez (1984-11-28) November 28, 1984 (age 29) 67 12 Greece Olympiacos
4FW Édgar Benítez (1987-11-08) November 8, 1987 (age 26) 37 6 Mexico Toluca
4FW Pablo Velázquez (1987-03-12) March 12, 1987 (age 27) 3 0 Mexico Toluca
4FW Derlis González (1994-03-23) March 23, 1994 (age 20) 1 0 Paraguay Olimpia
4FW Jorge Recalde (1992-05-08) May 8, 1992 (age 21) 1 0 Paraguay Libertad

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have received a call-up within the past 12 months:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Justo Villar (1977-06-30) June 30, 1977 (age 36) 103 0 Chile Colo-Colo v.  Colombia, October 15, 2013
GK Anthony Silva (1984-02-27) February 27, 1984 (age 30) 4 0 Colombia Deportes Tolima v.  Colombia, October 15, 2013
GK Roberto Acosta (1984-07-12) July 12, 1984 (age 29) 0 0 Paraguay Sol de América v.  Argentina, September 10, 2013
GK Tobías Vargas (1989-08-21) August 21, 1989 (age 24) 1 0 Paraguay Deportivo Capiatá v.  Chile, June 7, 2013
DF Paulo da Silva (1980-02-01) February 1, 1980 (age 34) 116 2 Mexico Toluca v.  Colombia, October 15, 2013
DF Carlos Bonet (1977-10-02) October 2, 1977 (age 36) 80 1 Paraguay Cerro Porteño v.  Colombia, October 15, 2013
DF Salustiano Candia (1983-07-08) July 8, 1983 (age 30) 6 0 Mexico Atlante v.  Colombia, October 15, 2013
DF José Cáceres (1985-04-28) April 28, 1985 (age 28) 0 0 Paraguay Nacional Asunción v.  Colombia, October 15, 2013
DF Darío Verón (1979-06-26) June 26, 1979 (age 34) 51 1 Mexico UNAM v.  Venezuela, October 10, 2013
DF Pablo Aguilar (1987-04-02) April 2, 1987 (age 27) 12 4 Mexico América v.  Venezuela, October 10, 2013
DF Miguel Samudio (1986-08-24) August 24, 1986 (age 27) 19 1 Brazil Cruzeiro v.  Argentina, September 10, 2013
DF Pedro Benítez (1981-03-23) March 23, 1981 (age 33) 12 0 Paraguay Libertad v.  Argentina, September 10, 2013
DF Matías Pérez (1994-01-04) January 4, 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Paraguay Rubio Ñu v.  Argentina, September 10, 2013
DF Lorenzo Melgarejo (1990-08-10) August 10, 1990 (age 23) 2 0 Russia Kuban Krasnodar v.  Germany, August 14, 2013
DF Antolín Alcaraz (1982-07-30) July 30, 1982 (age 31) 24 2 England Everton v.  Chile, June 7, 2013
DF Iván Piris (1989-03-10) March 10, 1989 (age 25) 13 0 Portugal Sporting Lisbon v.  Chile, June 7, 2013
DF Ismael Benegas (1987-08-01) August 1, 1987 (age 26) 3 0 Uruguay Nacional Montevideo v.  Chile, June 7, 2013
MF Sergio Aquino (1979-09-21) September 21, 1979 (age 34) 16 0 Paraguay Libertad v.  Colombia, October 15, 2013
MF Fidencio Oviedo (1987-05-30) May 30, 1987 (age 26) 11 0 Paraguay Cerro Porteño v.  Colombia, October 15, 2013
MF Óscar Romero (1992-07-04) July 4, 1992 (age 21) 5 0 Paraguay Cerro Porteño v.  Colombia, October 15, 2013
MF David Mendieta (1986-08-22) August 22, 1986 (age 27) 1 0 Mexico Chiapas v.  Colombia, October 15, 2013
MF Luis Miño (1990-01-30) January 30, 1990 (age 24) 1 0 Paraguay Sportivo Luqueño v.  Colombia, October 15, 2013
MF Richard Ortiz (1988-05-22) May 22, 1988 (age 25) 13 4 Mexico Toluca v.  Argentina, September 10, 2013
MF Jonathan Fabbro (1982-01-16) January 16, 1982 (age 32) 11 3 Argentina River Plate v.  Argentina, September 10, 2013
MF Wilson Pittoni (1985-08-14) August 14, 1985 (age 28) 5 1 Paraguay Olimpia v.  Argentina, September 10, 2013
MF Osvaldo Martínez (1986-04-08) April 8, 1986 (age 28) 28 1 Mexico América v.  Germany, August 14, 2013
MF Marcelo Estigarribia (1987-09-21) September 21, 1987 (age 26) 32 1 Italy Atalanta v.  Chile, June 7, 2013
MF Silvio Torales (1991-09-23) September 23, 1991 (age 22) 2 0 Paraguay Nacional Asunción v.  Chile, June 7, 2013
FW Roque Santa Cruz (Captain) (1981-08-16) August 16, 1981 (age 32) 97 28 Spain Málaga v.  Colombia, October 15, 2013
FW Óscar Cardozo (1983-05-20) May 20, 1983 (age 30) 49 9 Portugal Benfica v.  Colombia, October 15, 2013
FW José Ariel Núñez (1988-09-12) September 12, 1988 (age 25) 9 2 Denmark Brøndby v.  Colombia, October 15, 2013
FW Antonio Sanabria (1996-03-04) March 4, 1996 (age 18) 3 0 Italy Sassuolo v.  Colombia, October 15, 2013
FW Ángel Romero (1992-07-04) July 4, 1992 (age 21) 1 0 Paraguay Cerro Porteño v.  Argentina, September 10, 2013
FW Brian Montenegro (1993-06-18) June 18, 1993 (age 20) 0 0 Paraguay Rubio Ñu v.  Argentina, September 10, 2013
FW Luis Nery Caballero (1990-04-22) April 22, 1990 (age 23) 12 2 Russia Krylia Sovetov Samara v.  Germany, August 14, 2013
FW Dante López (1983-08-16) August 16, 1983 (age 30) 28 2 Mexico UNAM v.  Chile, June 7, 2013
FW Julián Benítez (1987-06-06) June 6, 1987 (age 26) 2 0 Paraguay Nacional Asunción v.  Chile, June 7, 2013

Previous squads[edit]

Records[edit]

As of 15 October 2013

Players in bold are still active at international level.

Tournament records[edit]

Head to head[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
Uruguay 1930 Group Stage 9th 2 1 0 1 1 3
Italy 1934 Did Not Enter
France 1938
Brazil 1950 Group Stage 11th 2 0 1 1 2 4
Switzerland 1954 Did Not Qualify
Sweden 1958 Group Stage 12th 3 1 1 1 9 12
Chile 1962 Did Not Qualify
England 1966
Mexico 1970
West Germany 1974
Argentina 1978
Spain 1982
Mexico 1986 Round of 16 13th 4 1 2 1 4 6
Italy 1990 Did Not Qualify
United States 1994
France 1998 Round of 16 14th 4 1 2 1 3 2
South Korea Japan 2002 Round of 16 16th 4 1 1 2 6 7
Germany 2006 Group Stage 18th 3 1 0 2 2 2
South Africa 2010 Quarter-Final 8th 5 1 3 1 3 2
Brazil 2014 Did Not Qualify
Total Quarter-Final 8/19 27 7 10 10 30 38
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Copa América record[edit]

 
  • 1956 – Fifth place
  • 1957Withdrew
  • 1959 – Third place
  • 1959 – Fifth place
  • 1963 – Runners-up
  • 1967 – Fourth place
  • 1975 – Round 1
  • 1979Winners
  • 1983 – Semi-Finals
  • 1987 – Round 1
  • 1989 – Fourth place
  • 1991 – Round 1
  • 1993 – Quarter-Finals
  • 1995 – Quarter-Finals
  • 1997 – Quarter-Finals
  • 1999 – Quarter-Finals
  • 2001 – Round 1
  • 2004 – Quarter-Finals
  • 2007 – Quarter-Finals
  • 2011 – Runners-up

Pan American Games record[edit]

  • 1951 – Fifth place
  • 1955 to 1983Did not compete
  • 1987 – Round 1
  • 1991Did not compete
  • 1995 – Quarter-Finals
  • 1999Did not compete
  • 2003 – Round 1
  • 2007Did not compete
  • 2011Did not qualify

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Since 1992, squads for Football at the Summer Olympics have been restricted to three players over the age of 23. The achievements of such teams are not usually included in the statistics of the international team.
  2. ^ (Spanish) http://www.albirroja.com/history/history2.html
  3. ^ Southamerican Championship 1953
  4. ^ Copa América 1979
  5. ^ (Spanish) http://www.albirroja.com/history/history6.html
  6. ^ "Veron sees red as Argentina crash again". ESPN. 2009-09-09. Retrieved 2009-10-15. 
  7. ^ Soccer player who was shot in head out of ICU, The Associated Press, 17-02-2010
  8. ^ http://www.fifa.com/associations/association=par/fixturesresults/gender=m/index.html#
  9. ^ http://www.fifa.com/associations/association=par/fixturesresults/gender=m/index.html#
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ a b Robert Mamrud. "Paraguay - Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1949 Brazil 
South American Champions
1953 (First title)
Succeeded by
1955 Argentina 
Preceded by
1975 Peru 
South American Champions
1979 (Second title)
Succeeded by
1983 Uruguay