WCQ: Paraguay - Brazil - Xtratime Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old March 31st, 2004, 06:34 Thread Starter
XT Post Number King
Xtratime Elite
 
Carson35's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03 2000
Location: California, USA
Teams: INTER & Tottenham Hotspur
Posts: 111,120
WCQ: Paraguay - Brazil

South American WCQ Preview: Paraguay v. Brazil
Paraguay - Brazil | Latest News | Match Preview | News Archive

Will Ronaldo be ready? (AFP)
03/30/2004. It's number one against number three on Thursday evening in Asuncion when Brazil and Paraguay will clash. But it's the host country, not the world champions, taking up the top spot in the South American zone's qualification table with nine points; one better than Argentina and Brazil.

The Albirrojos have been in fine form since opening their 2006 World Cup Qualifying with an old fashioned whipping at the hands of Peru. But Anibal Ruiz's men rebounded nicely, first taking out their frustrations on Uruguay before defeating Ecuador and then Chile in November. Toluca's Jose Cardozo is tied for the lead among the competition's goal scorers, and either he or his striking partner Roque Santacruz would do well to score against mighty Brazil.

The Selecao will be looking for a bit of revenge against their Southwestern neighbors. In 2000, Paraguay defeated Brazil 1-0. In 2002 Paraguay stunned the newly crowned champions in Brazil in the pentecampao's first match since the World Cup final. Now, they stare up at Paraguay from their perch in the qualification table.

Manager Carlos Alberto Parreira received some bad news earlier in the week when Manchester United declared midfielder Kleberson sidelined with a knee injury. But with the run of good form displayed by Milan's Kaka, and stars such as Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos present, Parreira has reason to believe Brazil will come away with three points. Ronaldo was an injury doubt a week ago but appears to be in the manager's plans for Thursday. Inter Milan's Adriano is waiting in the wings if the Madrid striker is scratched.

POSSIBLE LINEUPS:
Paraguay: Ricardo Tavarelli; Francisco Arce, Carlos Gamarra, Denis Caniza, Paulo Da Silva; Nelson Cuevas, Julio Cesar Enciso, Jorge Campos, Carlos Paredes; Jose Cardozo, Roque Santacruz.

Brazil: Dida; Roberto Carlos, Junior, Lucio, Cafu ; Gilberto Silva, Alex, Kaka, Ze Roberto; Ronaldinho, Ronald
Giffen, Andrew

soccerage




My heart = INTER...No Matter Win or Lose...


Zanetti : I still remember my first day at Inter. I arrived with a plastic bag with my boots inside and I crossed the crowd of fans who were asking who I was. That's where it all started.....
Carson35 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old March 31st, 2004, 10:19
Second Place Winner, December 2011 Photo Contest
Xtratime Elite
 
colocolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08 2001
Location: Miami, Largo & Winter Springs !!!
Teams: Chile, USA, R Plate, CC, The "U" and Bucs
Posts: 94,319
When Paraguay plays its always a kickfest...and against the green and yellows tonite I bet we will see a minimum of 6 yellow cards and possible a red one too...

Chairman of the BORED © !!!!!& MASTER BAITER ©

In all fairness...if Carson35 IS allowed to copy & paste here..So can I !!!!

Que la chupen., y la sigan chupando !!!!

National Champions. 83 87 89 91 and 2001

Xtratime is FULL of BULLIES, and not enough Indians.

Damos TODO por los Chilenos en el extranjero
colocolo is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Xtratime Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive. Try to avoid choosing short (like '1'), simple (like 'abcd') and easy to guess passwords (like a name of your favorite team, player, etc)! Complex and long enough passwords, that consists of random string of alphabet and numerical characters, are almost impossible to be stolen and misused.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome