PARAGUAY

  • Journalist shot dead in Paraguay October 17, 2014

    Asuncion: A reporter with Paraguay's ABC Color newspaper was shot dead on Thursday in the eastern town of Curuguaty, the third journalist to be slain in the country in 2014. Two people wearing camouflage intercepted Pablo Medina's car as the correspondent was driving back to Curuguaty after covering a story in...
  • France held to 11 draw after Paraguay's late goal in warmup June 2, 2014

    Nice, France: Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmann staked his claim for a World Cup starting spot with his first international goal for France, only for midfielder Victor Caceres to do likewise and earn Paraguay a 11 draw with an 89thminute header Sunday in Les Bleus' penultimate warmup game before heading...
  • Paraguay's new president was targeted by the DEA August 15, 2013

    The man taking over as Paraguay'snew president on Thursday has built a family fortune in one ofthe most unequal places in South America, dominatingindustries from banking to tobacco to soft drinks to soccer. The 57yearold Horacio Cartes also is a politicalneophyte who never registered to vote before running forpresident, and he's...
  • Julian Draxler out of Germany friendly with Paraguay August 12, 2013

    Berlin: Schalke attacking midfielder Julian Draxler has pulled out of Germany's friendly with Paraguay in Kaiserslautern on Wednesday due to an ankle injury. The German Football Federation says the 19yearold Draxler bruised his left Achilles tendon and sustained a cut on his calf during Schalke's 33 draw at home with Hamburger...
  • Messi leads Argentina to top of World Cup table September 8, 2012

    Cordoba, Argentina: Lionel Messi's Argentina brushed aside Paraguay 31 to go top of the South American 2014 World Cup qualifiers at the Mario Kempes stadium on Friday. Goals from Angel Di Maria, Gonzalo Higuain and Messi, with a brilliant free kick, gave Argentina their first home win over Paraguay in a...
  • Paraguay under pressure after president impeached June 24, 2012

    Asuncion: Paraguay's new president said on Saturday he would ask his impeached predecessor to help quell regional tensions after Argentina withdrew its ambassador in protest at what it said was a coup and Brazil recalled its top diplomat for consultations. Paraguay's South American neighbours and key trading partners are taking it...
  • Paraguay's president ousted in impeachment trial June 23, 2012

    Asuncion: Paraguay's Congress removed President Fernando Lugo from office on Friday after a lightningquick impeachment that he said was tantamount to a coup but pledged to accept. Lugo, a silverhaired former Roman Catholic bishop who quit the Church to run for president, was found guilty of mishandling armed clashes over a...
  • Paraguay's sausage breaks world record July 17, 2011

    Asuncion: There is a new hot dog in the Guinness Book of Records after a sausage in Paraguay claimed victory as the "world's largest" at record of 203.8 meters long, event officials said. Guinness representative Johanna Hessling, who travelled to the exhibition, confirmed yesterday that the Paraguay sausage broke the previous...
  • Paraguay's top footballer shot in the head, critical January 26, 2010

    Mexico City: Doctors are fighting to save the life of Paraguay striker Salvador Cabanas after one of Latin America's most prolific goalscorers was shot in the head at a bar just before dawn on Monday. The surgeon who operated on the 29yearold, who had been expected to spearhead Paraguay's attack...
  • Joy for Paraguay but despair for Maradona's men September 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Argentina's hopes of qualifying for the World Cup in South Africa were dealt another sever blow as an out of sorts Albiceleste were beaten by 10 by Paraguay in Asuncion. Paraguay have joined Brazil as the second South American team to qualify for the World Cup in South...
  • England face Croatia, Argentina take on Paraguay September 9, 2009

    New Delhi: England, Brazil and Argentina will be in action in another round of the 2010 World Cup qualifiers will be played on Wednesday. Fabio Capello's English team will take on Croatia at Wembley on Wednesday with a shot at booking their place in the World Cup if they win. England already...
  • 'Dead' baby wakes up for his funeral August 10, 2009

    Asuncion: A baby boy born 16 weeks prematurely was declared dead by doctors at a hospital in Paraguay only to wake up in time for his funeral wake hours later. Dr Ernesto Weber, head of pediatric care at the staterun hospital in the capital of Asuncion, said the baby...
  • Robinho on target as Brazil down Paraguay June 11, 2009

    New Delhi: Brazil steered closer towards the 2010 World Cup after edging Paraguay 21 at the Estadio do Arruda in Recife. Brazil started the stronger of the two sides and within the first two minutes they already had two attempts on goal with efforts from attackers Robinho and Kaka. The fivetime World...
  • Mascherano fires Argentina to top spot July 6, 2007

    Barquisimeto (Venezuela): Midfielder Javier Mascherano scored his first goal for Argentina to give them a 10 win over Paraguay and top spot in their Copa America group on Thursday. Mascherano picked up a loose ball on the edge of the area and scored with a cleverlyplaced shot into the bottom lefthand...
  • Copa America: Argentina enter QF July 4, 2007

    New Delhi: Argentina moved into the quarterfinals of the Copa America by beating Colombia 42 on Monday. Colombia were first to get on the board with a 10th minute Edixon Perea goal. But the inform Hernan Crespo levelled soon after from the penalty spot, only to limp off, as his...