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Paraguay national football team

Paraguay national football team
National Football Team
NicknameLos Guaraníes,
La Albirroja (White and red)
AssociationAsociación Paraguaya de Fútbol
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachFrancisco Arce
CaptainJusto Villar
Most capsCarlos Gamarra (110)
Top scorerJosé Saturnino Cardozo Roque Santa Cruz (25)
Home stadiumEstadio Defensores del Chaco
FIFA ranking24
Highest FIFA ranking8 (March 2001)
Lowest FIFA ranking103 (May 1995)
Elo ranking18
Highest Elo ranking5 (1954)
Lowest Elo ranking44 (August 1962)
World Cup Statistics
First internationalParaguay Paraguay 1 5 Argentina
(Asunción, Paraguay; 11 May 1919)
Biggest winParaguay Paraguay 7 0 Bolivia
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 30 April 1949)
Hong Kong 0 7 Paraguay PY
(Hong Kong; 17 November 2010)
Biggest defeatArgentina 8 0 Paraguay Paraguay
(Santiago, Chile; 20 October 1926)
First World Cup1930
Best resultQuarterfinals, 2010
Regional cup statistics
Copa América
First apps.1921
Best resultWinners, 1953 and 1979

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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.

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