Tuesday, 20th June 2006
Paraguay Take Third Place
Paraguay vs Trinidad & Tobago
Paraguay have played two friendlies against Trinidad & Tobago, in March 1989, and drew
both games; (1:1) in Arima and (2:2) in Port of Spain.
Paraguay were already out befroe this match but a win for Trinidad & Tobago could see
the team from the Caribbean qualify for the Second round, if England beat Sweden in
Cologne. However, Brent Sancho made their task harder when he headed the ball into his own
net from a Paraguay free-kick.
In the 36th minute, Paraguay had a second goal disallowed.
Trinidad & Tobago needed to throw everyone forward to scor at
least two goals and even if they did, it might not not be enough as Sweden equalised in
Köln, six minutes after the break.
Substitute Nelson Cuevas doubled the score four minutes from time,
after a glorious one-two with Roque Santa Cruz on the edge of the area.
Trinidad & Tobago go home without scoring a single goal.
Paraguay 2 - Trinidad & Tobago 0
1:0 Brent Sancho (own goal, 25)
2:0 Nelson Cuevas (86)
22 Aldo Bobadilla; 2 Jorge Nunez, 4 Carlos Gamarra, 5 Julio Cesar
Caceres, 21 Denis Caniza; 8 Edgar Barreto, 10 Roberto Acuna, 13 Carlos
Paredes, 19 Julio Dos Santos; 9 Roque Santa Cruz, 18 Nelson Valdez.
Trinidad & Tobago:
21 Kelvin Jack; 3 Avery John, 5 Brent Sancho, 6 Dennis Lawrence, 7 Christopher Birchall; 9
Aurtis Whitley, 11 Carlos Edwards, 18 Densill Theobald, 19 Dwight Yorke; 13 Cornell Glen,
14 Stern John.
Roberto Rosetti (Italy)
31 Mins (Trinidad) - 15 Kenwyne Jones on for 3 Avery John
41 Mins (Trinidad) - 16 Evans Wise on for 13 Cornell Glen
66 Mins (Trinidad) - 10 Russell Latapy on for 9 Aurtis Whitley
66 Mins (Paraguay) - 23 Nelson Cuevas on for 18 Nelson Valdez
78 Mins (Paraguay) - 15 Julio Manzur on for 5 Julio Cesar Caceres
88 Mins (Paraguay) - 14 Paulo Da Silva on for 21 Denis Caniza
30 Mins - Carlos Paredes (Paraguay)
45 Mins - Brent Sancho (Trinidad & Tobago)
49 Mins - Aurtis Whitley (Trinidad & Tobago)
55 Mins - Julio Dos Santos (Paraguay)
0 Red Cards.
Sweden vs England
2006 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.
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