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Paraguay national football team

Paraguay national football team

The Paraguay national football team represents Paraguay in men's international football competitions, and are controlled by the Paraguayan Football Association (Asociación Paraguaya de Fútbol). Paraguay is a member of CONMEBOL. The Albirroja has qualified for eight FIFA World Cup competitions (1930, 1950, 1958, 1986, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010), with their best performance coming in 2010 when they reached the quarter-finals. A regular participant at the Copa América, Paraguay have been crowned champions of the competition on two occasions (in 1953 and 1979). Paraguay's highest FIFA World Rankings was 8th (March 2001) and their lowest was 103 (May 1995). Paraguay was awarded second place with Best Move of the Year in 1996 for their rise in the FIFA Rankings.


Paraguay


Nickname

Los Guaraníes (The Guaraníes)

La Albirroja (The White and Red)

Association

Paraguayan Football Association (APF)
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head Coach

Guillermo Barros Schelotto

CaptainGustavo Gomez
Top ScorerRoque Santa Cruz
FIFA CodePAR

World Cup

Appearances8 ( First in 1930)
Best ResultQuarter-Finals (2010)

Copa America

Appearances
38 (First in 1916)
Best Result

Champions (1953,1979)


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