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SA hold Paraguay with late Fortune penalty
Two goals down South Africa staged a splendid second half rally to snatch a point from their match.
South Africa Fortune-ate - Images from the match

A capable squad, Paraguay is coached by Cesare Maldini, an Italian. On their day, they can be a revelation and surprise the mighty. They caused a sensation in the qualifiers by defeating Brazil.

Essentially, a defensive team, Paraguay has inducted fine strikers into the side. However, the bench strength is suspect and it may prove their undoing. They have the luck of the draw, being pitted against Spain, Slovenia and South Africa.

Jose Luis Chilavert, Justo Villar, Ricardo Tavarelli

Francisco Arce, Pedro Sarabia, Carlos Gamarra, Celso Ayala, Juan Carlos Franco, Julio Cesar Caceres, Daniel Sanabria, Denis Caniza.

Roberto Acuna, Estanislao Struway, Guido Alvarenga, Carlos Paredes, Diego Gavilan, Carlos Bonet, Gustavo Morinigo.

Richart Baez, Roque Santa Cruz, Jorge Campos, Jose Cardozo, Nelson Cuevas

Qualifying campaign
L 0-2 Peru (a)
W 1-0 Uruguay (h)
W 3-1 Ecuador (h)
L 1-3 Chile (a)
W 2-1 Brazil (h)
D 0-0 Bolivia (a)
D 1-1 Argentina (a)
W 3-0 Venezuela (h)
W 2-0 Colombia (a)
W 5-1 Peru (h)
W 1-0 Uruguay (a)
L 1-2 Ecuador (a)
W 1-0 Chile (h)
L 0-2 Brazil (a)
W 5-1 Bolivia (h)
D 2-2 Argentina (h)
L 1-3 Venezuela (a)
L 0-4 Colombia (h)

June 12, 2002

  • Cuevas takes Paraguay into round 2

  • June 7, 2002
  • Spain storm into second round

  • June 2, 2002
  • SA hold Paraguay with late Fortune penalty

  • May 18, 2002
  • Santa Cruz stars as Paraguay beat Sweden

  • April 11, 2002
  • Paraguay's Chilavert apologises to coach Maldini


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