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Spain 1-0 Paraguay
Villa 83’
Attendance – 55, 359
David Villa struck his fifth goal of the tournament to send Spain into an intriguing semi-final showdown with Germany, in what will be a repeat of the 2008 European Championship final.

Spain celebrate reaching the semi-finals 
The goal came with just seven minutes remaining and rescued Spain from an embarrassing exit, after a surprisingly lacklustre and timid display. Anders Iniesta fed Pedro, whose low shot cannoned off the upright, fortunately rebounding to Villa, who composed himself before curling his shot off the inside of the post …

There has been a lot of talk in recent months over whether Italy are capable of defending the World Cup title which they won in 2006. If tonight is anything to go by, it’s going to be quite a struggle.
Italy struggled to a share of the points against Paraguay in a game low on creativity and invention, with both goals coming from set-pieces which owed more to defensive mistakes than attacking quality.
The only player who showed any flashes of brilliance for the Italians was winger Simone Pepe, who did his …

GROUP F
Italy
Paraguay
Slovakia
New Zealand
 
The build up to the 2010 World Cup will see many people backing the usual candidates for success. It’s very rare to see people looking beyond the likes of Spain, Brazil, England, Holland, Italy and Germany for the eventual winners. Nevertheless, there is always a team or two that surprises at these major tournaments and picking them out is always the trickiest factor to take into predicting. Denmark are one team I fancy to cause a few upsets and the second is none other than Paraguay.
The Paraguayans have …

South American nation Paraguay have revealed their new away shirt that they will wear at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
The Guaranies have qualified for every World Cup since 1998 where they produced their best run through to the last 16. They had few problems in the 2010 qualification campaign as they comfortably finished in 3rd place with 33 points. Paraguay have been drawn in a group alongside Italy, Slovakia and New Zealand. The team will hope to once again progress to the knock out stages of the tournament where …

South American nation Paraguay have revealed their new kit that they will wear during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
The Guaranies have qualified for every World Cup since 1998 where they produced their best run through to the last 16. They had few problems in the 2010 qualification campaign as they comfortably finished in 3rd place with 33 points. The team will hope to once again progress to the knock out stages of the tournament where anything can happen.

The new Paraguay 2010 World Cup kit contains a shirt with …

After many years in the international wilderness, Paraguay have become a regular feature of the World Cup since the 1998 tournament. Although not many would consider them realistic challengers, their team contains enough quality to potentially shock an elite nation. This nearly occurred in 1998 as they pushed eventual champions France all the way in the second round before an extra time goal sent Paraguay out. Four years later, they were narrowly defeated in the second round by Germany before a tough draw in 2006 saw them eliminated in the …

These are some of the best moments of the friendly played on the 31st May. The match ended in a 0-0 draw, which is not considered a good result for a powerful team like France, especially when considering that most of the best players that will feature in Euro 2008 played a part in this match. Watch the video and enjoy!
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The second out of three preparation friendlies against South American sides, ahead of France’s kickoff to the Austria/Switzerland adventure, has ended in a 0-0 deadlock. It was considered a difficult match against the Paraguayans, but one which the French team should have won by a goal or two.
Credit goes to the defence of Paraguay which kept world-class players like Benzema, Henry and Ribery from scoring, and denied newcomer Bafetimbi Gomis the chance to add to his 2-goal tally for the national team. Govou hit the post six minutes from time, …

After winning the first of the preparation matches by the score of 2-0 against Ecuador at Grenoble, the French squad is now actively preparing for Saturday’s friendly match against Paraguay. This match will be played in Toulouse at 21:00. It is crucial that the entire squad gives its best performance in this match, and carries their good performance into the Euro 2008 Championship.

Paraguay are managed by Argentinian coach Gerardo Martino. This is the squad that was called up for Paraguay’s last friendly match against Honduras on the 6th February 2008:
Goalkeepers: …