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Paraguay votes on new leader after ex-president’s impeachment

AFP – Voters in Paraguay cast ballots Sunday to choose a new leader, turning the page on a political crisis that saw leftist president Fernando Lugo impeached 10 months ago. Polls closed at 4:00 pm (2000 GMT) and election officials said early results would be made available at around 8:00…

Spain 1 – 0 Paraguay: Meh, shrug, yawn, OMFG!!!

Yeah, so…there were these penalty kicks… So. This game. I wasn’t going to have much to say about it, really. The first half was a scoreless…well, I won’t go so far as to call it a bore, but it was far from exciting. Paraguay’s defense was pretty strong, and they…

Round of 16, penultimate game: Paraguay advances after PEN shootout

Whoops. In a fashion typical of this match, the penalty kick shootout was decided not by a great shot or terrific save, but by a miss. Yuichi Komano stepped up for Japan after 2 makes by each side and shot a rocket into the bar and over. Paraguay’s 2 subsequent…

Group F results: Paraguay wins, Slovakia stuns

No, there are no errors in that title, and no, you’re not losing it. There is no Italy to speak of anymore in this tournament. The defending champions will be on their way home, just as their opponents from 2006 were the other day. Soccer is exciting, soccer is crazy,…

Group F Possibilities

The current table: Paraguay 4 pts +2 goal difference Italy 2 pts 0 New Zealand 2 pts 0 Slovakia 1 pt -2 The possibilities:   New Zealand win New Zealand/Paraguay draw Paraguay win Italy win Italy 5 +1 or better New Zealand 5 +1 or better Paraguay 4 Slovakia 1…

Paraguay 2-0 Slovakia

Here’s what you need to know: Slovakia got their first shot on goal in the 92nd minute. That sums up the viewing experience. But Paraguay, you might be saying, got 2 goals! And they did. And on those plays, they looked great – Vera with a clinical finish in the…

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