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Paraguay qualified for the 2006 World Cup Finals on October 8th, 2005.

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Paraguay in the World Cup Finals

World Cup Appearances:
Germany 2006 is Paraguay's 7th appearance at the World Cup Finals.

Paraguay's Best World Cup Performance

Last 16 in Mexico 86 and France 98.

Paraguay World Cup Preparations

Paraguay make their final World Cup preparations in Austria, before flying around Europe to play a few friendlies and then head to Germany; where they will base themselves in Oberhaching, 10km from Munich.

Paraguay Team Hotel

Oberhaching Sportschule Paraguay will concentrate on the sport.
No luxury hotel for Paraguay, they've decided to concentrate on the football and will stay at the Oberhaching Sportschule.

Hotels in Munich:
Munich is quite a way from where Paraguay will be playing during the group stage (in Frankfurt, Berlin and Kaiserslautern) but if Paraguay finish runners-up in Group B, they'll play their Second Round match in Munich.

Paraguay Friendly Matches

Drew with Wales (0:0), Wednesday 1st March. (Cardiff)

Lost to Mexico (1:2), Wednesday 29th March. (Chicago)
Nelson Cuevas (2).

Drew with Norway (2:2), Wednesday 24th May. (Oslo)
Carlos Gamarra (48), Nelson Valdez (54).

Drew with Denmark (1:1), Saturday 27th May. (Aarhus)
Jose Cardozo (20).

Beat Georgia (1:0), Wednesday 31st May. (Tbilisi)
Nelson Valdez (37).

Paraguay in the 2006 World Cup

Asociación Paraguaya de Fútbol
Group B

England vs Paraguay in Frankfurt:
Paraguay captain, Carlos Gamarra got the unfortunate touch to David Beckham's free-kick and the team failed to get back on level terms.

Sweden vs Paraguay in Berlin:
Paraguay held out against Sweden for most of the game but a last-minute goal against them finished off their 2006 World Cup campaign.

Paraguay vs Trinidad & Tobago in Kaiserslautern:
Paraguay were already out of the 2006 World Cup Finals before this game kicked-off but the ended the game with three points for pride.

Knockout Stage

Paraguay failed to qualify for the Second Round.

Paraguay World Cup Squad 2006

Paraguay Football Kit
Guaraníes,

Goalkeepers:

1 Justo Villar (Newell's Old Boys, Argentina)
12 Derlis Gomez (Sportivo Luqueno)
22 Aldo Bobadilla (Libertad)

Defenders:

2 Jorge Nunez (Estudiantes, Argentina)
3 Delio Toledo (Real Zaragoza, Spain)
4 Carlos Gamarra (Palmeiras, Brazil)
5 Julio Cesar Caceres (River Plate, Argentina)
14 Paulo Da Silva (Toluca, Mexico)
15 Julio Manzur (Santos, Brazil)
21 Denis Caniza (Cruz Azul, Mexico)

Midfielders:

6 Carlos Bonet (Libertad)
8 Edgar Barreto (NEC Nijmegen, Holland)
10 Roberto Acuna (Deportivo La Coruna, Spain)
11 Diego Gavilan (Newell's Old Boys, Argentina)
13 Carlos Paredes (Reggina, Italy)
16 Cristian Riveros (Libertad)
17 Jose Montiel (Olimpia)
19 Julio Dos Santos (Bayern Munich, Germany)

Forwards:

7 Salvador Cabanas (Jaguares Chiapas, Mexico)
9 Roque Santa Cruz (Bayern Munich, Germany)
18 Nelson Valdez (Werder Bremen, Germany)
20 Dante Lopez (Genoa)
23 Nelson Cuevas (Pachuca, Mexico)

Trainer:
Anibal Ruiz.

Players to watch:
9 Roque Santa Cruz (Bayern Munich, Germany)
18 Nelson Valdez (Werder Bremen, Germany)
13 Carlos Paredes (Reggina, Italy)

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