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Paraguay


Federation founded: 1906
FIFA member since: 1925
Confederation: CONMEBOL
Colours: Red and white stripes
Nicknames: La Albirroja (The white and red)
World Cups qualified for: 8 (of 20)
Best results: Quarterfinal 2010

WORLD CUP RANKING
P 27 W 7 D 10 L 10 GF 30 GA 38 Pts 31
Paraguay are 22nd on the all-time table.

WORLD CUP SUMMARY
1930 First round 9 Squad
1934 Did not enter
1938 Did not enter
1950 First round 11 Squad Qualifiers
1954 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1958 First round 12 Squad Qualifiers
1962 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1966 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1970 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1974 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1978 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1982 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1986 Round of 16 13 Squad Qualifiers
1990 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1994 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1998 Round of 16 14 Squad Qualifiers
2002 Round of 16 16 Squad Qualifiers
2006 First round 18 Squad Qualifiers
2010 Quarterfinal 8 Squad Qualifiers
2014 Did not qualify Qualifiers

TEAM RECORDS
Champions -
Finalists -
Semifinalists (or top 4) -
Quarterfinalists (or top 8) 2010
Biggest win 3-1 vs Nigeria 1998
3-1 vs Slovenia 2002
Biggest loss 3-7 vs France 1958
Most wins in a row 1
Most losses in a row 3
Longest unbeaten run 5
Longest run without win 5
Longest run qualifying 4 (1998-10)
Longest run not qualifying 6 (1962-82)
Penalty shoot-outs 1 win, 0 loss
PAR vs Europe W4 - D6 - L9
PAR vs Asia W1 - D1 - L0
PAR vs Africa W1 - D1 - L0
PAR vs N/C America W1 - D1 - L1
PAR vs Oceania W0 - D1 - L0

MOST WORLD CUP APPEARANCES
Denis Caniza 12 1998-10
Roque Santa Cruz 12 2002-10
Roberto Acuņa 11 1998-06
Carlos Gamarra 11 1998-06
Carlos Paredes 9 1998-06
Celso Ayala 8 1998-02
Julio Cesar Caceres 8 2002-10
Nelson Valdez 8 2006-10

MOST WORLD CUP GOALS
Nelson Cuevas 3 2002-06
Juan Aguero 2 1958
Florencio Amarilla 2 1958
Roberto Cabaņas 2 1986
Jose Parodi 2 1958
Jorge Romero 2 1958
Julio Cesar Romero 2 1986


 

YEAR RD OPPONENTS RESULT 1930 1R United States L 0-3 1R Belgium W 1-0 1950 1R Sweden D 2-2 1R Italy L 0-2 1958 1R France L 3-7 1R Scotland W 3-2 1R Yugoslavia D 3-3 1986 1R Iraq W 1-0 1R Mexico D 1-1 1R Belgium D 2-2 2R England L 0-3 1998 1R Bulgaria D 0-0 1R Spain D 0-0 1R Nigeria W 3-1 2R France [gg] L 0-1 2002 1R South Africa D 2-2 1R Spain L 1-3 1R Slovenia W 3-1 2R Germany L 0-1 2006 1R England L 0-1 1R Sweden L 0-1 1R Trinidad & Tobago W 2-0 2010 1R Italy D 1-1 1R Slovakia W 2-0 1R New Zealand D 0-0 2R Japan [5-3 ap] D 0-0 QF Spain L 0-1



 

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