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Paraguay's World Cup

Paraguay's World Cup

Luckless Sancho helps deliver knockout blow

Paraguay 2 Sancho (25 og), Cuevas (86)

Andrews returns as T&T depend on England win

TRINIDAD and Tobago captain Dwight Yorke has been texting David Beckham, and Leo Beenhakker has never been off the phone to Sven-Goran Eriksson.

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Under-pressure Swedes dismiss talk of unrest

SWEDEN go into their crucial match against Paraguay tonight insisting their World Cup hopes are not being undermined by unrest in the camp.

Paraguayans suffer very Scottish defeat

THERE are advantages to watching an England game in a Spanish flamenco restaurant with the fans of Paraguay.

England V Paraguay

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All England need now is luck, Eriksson insists

ROONEYMANIA notwithstanding, England are probably as ready as they will ever be to begin a World Cup campaign here in Frankfurt today which Sven-Goran Eriksson insists will end with the golden trophy in the hands of David Beckham in Berlin on 9 July.

Paraguayan striker doubt

STRIKER Roque Santa Cruz is confident Paraguay will get their World Cup campaign off to a winning start against England - even though he may not play.

Paraguay counting on backing of German fans

PARAGUAY hope to use the long-standing England-Germany rivalry to their advantage when they face Sven-Goran Eriksson's side in their first World Cup Group B match on Saturday. "We have the advantage because the fans will be rooting more for us than for the English," striker Nelson Valdes said yesterday.

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Paraguay

STRENGTHS: High hopes in the country that their seventh World Cup, a third in succession, could be the most productive. Confidence is based on their ability to grind out results. Keeper Justo Villar and centre-backs Julio Casceres and captain Carlos Gamarra form a formidable defensive triangle, with a top-class goal plunderer in the form of Roque Santa Cruz up front.

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