Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODPASTIMES -

THE reg­u­lar­ity of the ap­pear­ance of Paraguay at in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tions over the past 20 years is no fluke, but rather the con­se­quence of well-planned, goals-ori­ented work within sta­ble struc­tures. Paraguay dom­i­nated the first leg of the South Amer­i­can World Cup qual­i­fiers and fin­ished tied sec­ond just one point be­hind pow­er­house Brazil.

Without any global su­per­stars, Paraguay rely on teamwork and sol­i­dar­ity and have man­aged to sneak into the realm of South Amer­i­can foot­ball giants, and now long to con­firm that among the best teams in the world in South Africa.

This will be Paraguay's eighth World Cup – and their fourth con­sec­u­tive par­tic­i­pa­tion.

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