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| Ten Man Paraguay Pull Through
Wednesday June 12th,
Seogwipo -- (1-3)
Slovenia were already out but Paraguay had a place in the
Second Round to play for.
Francisco Arce's early free-kick was headed narrowly wide
by José Cardozo as Paraguay tried to get in front early.
A second yellow card for Carlos Paredes reduced Paraguay to ten men in the 21st minute.
Chilavert tried to make up the numbers, and get himself on
the scoresheet, by taking a free-kick for Paraguay a couple of minutes later.
Another Francisco Arce free-kick was headed over the
bar.... this time by Roque Santa Cruz on 35 minutes.
-- GOAL -- 1-0
Slovenia, already out of the tournament, looked like taking Paraguay with them when Milenko
Acimovic's cross (or was it a shot) hit Jose Luis Chilavert and went in through
Half-time: Slovenia 1 -- Paraguay 0
Slovenia started to make more use of the extra man and
Chilavert was called on to make a few crucial saves. Maldini's men were tiring so the
Italian brought on some fresh legs.
-- GOAL -- 1-1
Nelson Cuevas had only been on the pitch three minutes when he worked his
way through the defence to wrong-foot Mladen Dabanovic and bring Paraguay level -- 66
Another goal for Paraguay, and one more for Spain
(currently leading 3-2), then Paraguay and South Africa would have to draw lots.
-- GOAL -- 1-2
Ten minutes later..... and Maldini was starting to look like a genius, as another
substitute, Jorge Campos, put Paraguay in front with a long-range drive.
-- GOAL -- 1-3
Ten-man Paraguay can't rely on Spain to get them through and make sure of qualification
to the Second Round themselves...... Cuevas scoring
his second with a magnificent solo effort, dribbling past two defenders before firing in a
shot off the underside of the crossbar with six minutes remaining.
Slovenia 1 -- Paraguay 3
South Africa vs Spain
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Player of the Match:
Cesare Madini -- Astute substitutions by the Italian turned the game around.
Carlos Paredes (21 mins)
Nastja Ceh (81 mins)
Carlos Paredes (5 mins)
Miran Pavlin (15 mins)
Carlos Paredes (21 mins)
Amir Karic (68 mins)
Mladen Rudonja (69 mins)
Zeljko Milinovic (79 mins)
12 Mladen Dabanovic; 23 Spasoje Bulajic, 3 Zeljko Milinovic; 18 Milenko Acimovic (20
Nastja Ceh -- 65 mins), 8 Ales Ceh, 19 Amir Karic, 7 Dzoni Novak, 11 Miran Pavlin (13
Mladen Rudonja -- 40 mins), 15 Rajko Tavcar; 21 Segastjan Cimirotic, 9 Milan Osterc (16
Senad Tiganj -- 80 mins).
1 José Luis Chilavert; 2 Francisco Arce, 5 Celso Ayala, 18 Julio Cáceres, 21 Denis
Caniza, 4 Carlos Gamarra; 10 Roberto Acuña, 8 Guido Alvarenga (11 Jorge Campos -- 56
mins), 13 Carlos Paredes; 20 José Cardozo (23 Nelson Cuevas -- 62 mins (17 Juan Carlos
Franco -- 92 mins)), 9 Roque Santa Cruz.
Referee: Felipe Ramos Rizo (Mexico)
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The last 16 continue on the road to
Yokohama, with four games in South Korea and
four games in Japan.