Paraguay v Slovakia Result
World Cup 2010 - Group F
Sunday 20th June 2010
Free State Stadium
|Slovakia||0 - 2||Paraguay|
|Yellow Cards||Weiss 84|
Kornel Salata (M Stoch 83)
Stanislav Sestak (F Holosko 70)
Paulo Da Silva
Enrique Vera (E Barreto 88)
Victor Caceres V
Roque Santa Cruz
Nelson Valdez (A Torres 68)
Lucas Barrios (O Cardozo 82)
This is an important match for both teams in terms of qualification for the last 16 as they look to join top seed Italy through the group stage, it's assumed that Italy will win the group and with New Zealand the weakest team it leaves Slovakia and Paraguay fighting it out. These look like two evenly matched sides and three points here will move one of the teams a step closer to qualification. Paraguay performed well in qualification in South America and if they carry that form into this one then they have to be well fancied, they are a strong improving side that have only got better in the last couple of years.
Slovakia are a good team in their own right having showed by winning their group in UEFA qualifying for the World Cup and also have legitimate claims in this one. They are likely to be the slight underdogs but are by no means a poor team and should be watched closely as they could prove dangerous dark horses.
Match Day Squads and Key Players
Each of these sides have already played one game in the tournament so they will be hoping all their key players will be ready for this one. Tournament football inevitably puts strain on squads such as Paraguay and Slovakia and we will have people in both camps to asses how each team will line-up at the Free State Stadium.
As and when the starting line-ups are announced they will be made available for punters to study before making a bet on this crucial Group F match. Slovakia will need Martin Skrtel in the team to marshall their defence in what could potentially be a tough day at the office. Paraguay will be looking towards their start Striker Roque Santa Cruz, to bang in the goals for them in what they are hoping will be a successful tournament.
Live Score and Match Result
With so much on the line the World Cup Live Scores service will be following the Paraguay Slovakia clash as it happens until the final result. The result will be huge win, lose or draw for both teams and their hopes going forward in the World Cup. This looks a tight match as far as we are concerned with either side capable of claiming the win, the smart money could on a draw with each team climbing a point in the race for qualification.