FIFA WORLD CUP

Seogwipo Stadium, Sogwipo, South Korea

Referee: Felipe Ramos Rizo

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Slovenia

  • Milenko Acimovic 45'

1 - 3

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Paraguay

  • Nelson Cuevas 66'
  • Jorge Campos 73'
  • Nelson Cuevas 84'
  • 90'

    It's the final action of the game - Paraguay, with a great second half display, have secured their qualification. They win 3-1 and pip South Africa to the post

  • 90'

    Juan Carlos Franco comes on for him - Campos tries a shot and Dabanovic parries

  • 90'

    He can't... Paraguay's Cuevas is down, having pulled up with what looks like a shin problem...

  • 90'

    Cuevas makes another superb run, but the final shot is held by Dabanovic. Slovenia forward with Novak trying to make things happen...

  • 90'

    Three minutes of added time to be played...

  • 90'

    They'll be delighted to see Novak slicing a cross behind Chilavert's goal... we're heading into injury time

  • 89'

    Paraguay so close now in a game which has been turned on its head in terms of both scoreline and entertainment value

  • 88'

    Karic and Rudonja link, and Chilavert gathers the former's final cross

  • 87'

    It's headed clear by Paraguay, who are back defending in numbers... Rudonja crosses and again the ball is steered away

  • 86'

    Slovenia swing a free-kick into the area, but can't create any danger from it. They do, however, win a throw...

  • 85'

    And as things stand, it means Paraguay will qualify at South Africa's expense. Five minutes or so to go...

  • 84'

    Cuevas could be the hero - he works his way into the area and hits a magnificent shot into the roof of the net. A great goal - it's 3-1!

  • 83'

    ...and Santa Cruz, stretching for the ball, is almost the hero. He can only toe-end it wide from around six yards

  • 83'

    Paraguay have around seven minutes in which to get the goal that could see them through...

  • 82'

    Everything's happening now - a stark contrast to the first half

  • 81'

    It's cleared and Cimirotic breaks... Chilavert, in more conventional mode, comes out to save. Nastja Ceh becomes the second player to be sent off for a lunging foul on Arce

  • 80'

    It's a great strike, and opposite number Dabanovic tips it over the bar. Corner...

  • 80'

    Free-kick, around 35 yards out. Chilavert's having a look at this one...

  • 79'

    Novak shoots from an angle on the right - Chilavert saves. Milinovic fouls Cuevas and he, too, goes into the book

  • 78'

    Chilavert comes out to gather and booms the ball quickly downfield... Slovenia clear and come forward

  • 77'

    Slovenia will make another change - Senad Tiganj is on, with Osterc making way

  • 76'

    Rudonja looking to counter... Osterc tumbles on the edge of the area, but that's no free-kick says the referee

  • 75'

    Cuevas makes space for himself on the edge of the area, and in the end Slovenia just hack that one away

  • 75'

    With 15 minutes left, Paraguay have real hope of making it through now

  • 74'

    Nastka Ceh shoots from long range, and it's over the bar. Open, attacking stuff now

  • 73'

    ...he does that to dazzling efect, striking the ball low past Dabanovic from the edge of the area. It's 2-1 Paraguay!

  • 72'

    Campos is the latest Paraguay player to run at the Slovenia defence...

  • 71'

    Osterc crosses and it's deflected off the bar... Ceh tries to get possession back but Paraguay break - and then lose the ball

  • 71'

    Karic challengs well as Cuevas threatens once more... Nastja Ceh tries to cross but it's blocked

  • 70'

    A wasted chance - Osterc gets into the area but opts to shoot from a difficult angle rather than pulling the ball back. His effort is wide

  • 70'

    Cuevas gets the ball again, but this time he's crowded out in the end

  • 69'

    Paraguay taking the game over just at the moment - what can Slovenia find in response?

  • 68'

    Now Rudonja fouls Cuevas - and that'll be another yellow card for Slovenia

  • 67'

    At the other end, Osterc fires in from a narrow angle - it's stopped by Chilavert. Karic is booked for a foul... Arce crosses and Dabanovic holds on

  • 66'

    Santa Cruz makes ground and finds Cuevas - his shot is saved and the rebound just eludes Santa Cruz

  • 66'

    And is there now a glimmer of hope for Paraguay?

  • 65'

    Substitute Cuevas makes a dramatic impact - he cuts into the area from the right and fires low past Dabanovic via a slight deflection. It's 1-1!

  • 64'

    Paraguay totally waste a free-kick: high and over, it's nowhere near any of their attacking players

  • 63'

    Rudonja, the early substitute who has had a superb game, breaks well but can't find the final ball. Slovenia finding more crispness on the counter

  • 62'

    Acimovic goes off and Nastja Ceh comes into the fray as Slovenia make another switch

  • 61'

    Cardozo, who has worked hard, goes off and is replaced by Nelson Cuevas. Can he find the way to goal?

  • 61'

    ...after a scramble, Osterc gets the ball in the area and lashs his effortover the top. Fine countering by Slovenia

  • 60'

    Another corner: Novak doing well to halt Caniza's forceful run. Karic brings the ball a long way forward...

  • 59'

    Arce crosses, it's headed on and then cleared... a dominant spell by Paraguay

  • 58'

    Cardozo gets away down the right for Paraguay - he wins them a corner...

  • 57'

    Arce shoots from just inside the area, and again Slovenia stand firm

  • 56'

    Acuna and Cardozo link: the shot is blocked, and Paraguay are beginning to up the pressure

  • 55'

    Campos tries a shot from distance, but doesn't catch that well and Dabanovic smothers

  • 54'

    ...he takes a tumble on the edge of the area, but the referee is disinterested in free-kick claims

  • 53'

    Paraguay coming forward with Cardozo...

  • 53'

    Another good spell by Slovenia: Alvarenga goes off and Jorge Campos is on as Paraguay look to shake things up

  • 52'

    ...but the ball crashes off the bar and as, Slovenia come back onto the attack, Cimirotic sees his effort saved

  • 52'

    Nearly another horror moment for the Parguay keeper: he's beaten all ends up by Acimovic's strike from distance seconds later...

  • 51'

    Acuna looks for movement up front, but Slovenia get in well and Chilavert almost loses out to Osterc outside his area

  • 50'

    Slovenia cross again, but Acimovic is unable to make anything of that and Chilavert gathers

  • 49'

    Rudonja gets in after confusion in the Paraguay defence: Chilavert makes a good save from Rudonja's shot

  • 49'

    Now Paraguay have a free-kick which is played long and flicked on. Santa Cruz is chasing, but can't get there ahead of Dabanovic

  • 48'

    Paraguay lose the ball and Cimirotic tries to move forward... without success

  • 47'

    Arce crosses at the other end, but swings that ball beyond the waiting attackers

  • 46'

    Osterc makes an enterprising run into the Slovenia area, but Chilavert holds on to his low shot

  • 45'

    Paraguay come forward from the second half kick off, but Slovenia soon attack...

  • 45'

    And that's half time - Acimovic's strike dividing the sides at the break

  • 45'

    A bad slip from Chilavert, and it looks like the end of Paraguay's World Cup hopes... the keeper scrambles the ball away as Slovenia press again

  • 45'

    ...and two minutes in which Slovenia take the lead! Acimovic gets into the area on the right and his low cross goes in off Chilvert. It's 1-0!

  • 45'

    Arce takes the corner and Dabanovic claims. Two minutes of stoppage time...

  • 45'

    Arce takes it, and the header clear comes from Milinovic

  • 45'

    Paraguay have a free-kick as the first half comes towards its conclusion - can they grab a late goal?

  • 44'

    Rudonja and Osterc break, and only a good challenge denies Slovenia another threatening moment

  • 43'

    Soon, though, Karic fancies a go - it's well hit but too high. This is much, much better from Slovenia

  • 42'

    Chilavert makes a good save, and the resulting corner comes to nothing

  • 42'

    Suddenly, Slovenia break - Rudonja tries a low shot and Chilavert saves... then Cimirotic makes a great run and shoots well

  • 41'

    Alvarengo belts in a powerful drive from distance and Dabanovic palms it over the bar. Corner...

  • 40'

    Pavlin pulled up sharply when challenging for the ball inside his own half, and had to be stretchered off

  • 39'

    A blow for Slovenia, who frankly could do with all the invention they can get at the moment

  • 38'

    Pavlin is hurt - Mladen Rudonja will come on to replace him

  • 38'

    Chilavert booms a long goal-kick forward and Bulajic gets it clear

  • 37'

    ...he should, though, be OK to continue... Paraguay come forward but are denied. Novak's attempts to counter-attack are thwarted

  • 36'

    Paraguay have a free-kick: Arce takes it long and the ball deflects off Gamarra and over the top. Pavlin has taken a knock...

  • 35'

    Cardozo is dispossessed by Tavcar... Slovenia lose the ball... pattern emerging, pattern emerging

  • 34'

    Paraguay head clear from another Slovenia free-kick: Cimirotic tries to cross but can't keep the ball in play

  • 33'

    Arce plays it long into the area, but Caniza can't make anything of it and this game is beginning to degenerate just a bit...

  • 32'

    Arce on the ball - Karic steps in, but Slovenia soon give away a free-kick and they just can't get the ball for any length of time

  • 31'

    Cardozo is penalised for a foul on the edge of the Slovenia area

  • 30'

    Santa Cruz has taken a knock and looks to be struggling a little - this could be a blow for Paraguay...

  • 29'

    Arce hits a great shot from outside the box, which Dabanovic parries well... he then holds onto a headed effort from Cardozo

  • 28'

    Acuna tries his luck from a long way out, but gets it all wrong and Dabanovic can just watch that one go wide

  • 28'

    Bulajic clears... Slovenia haven't been too severely troubled so far, despite having so little possession

  • 27'

    Arce goes for goal instead - and fires his effort over the top

  • 26'

    The other end, another Paraguay free-kick. Another chance to cross...

  • 26'

    Novak fires in a dangerous cross - it's cleared and Pavlin curls in a shot which is saved by free-kick taking Chilavert

  • 25'

    Karic breaks at the other end and looks for Osterc, but that comes to nothing

  • 24'

    No - the ball strikes the wall and Slovenia get it away

  • 23'

    Can he make World Cup history? The kick is about 25 yards out...

  • 22'

    Tavcar made the challenge - and keeper Chilavert fancies a shot at goal here...

  • 22'

    The upshot of all that is a red card for the Paraguay man - the side chasing goals are down to ten, but soon win a free-kick just outside the box

  • 21'

    Cardoza makes space for himself on the right, but then overruns the ball... and suddenly the referee wants a word with Paredes, who had earlier clattered into Acimovic

  • 20'

    ...and that's enabling Paraguay to keep coming forward

  • 19'

    Another corner, another Solvenia clearance. They thump the ball long, but again are struggling to retain any sort of possession

  • 19'

    Gamarra then tries a pass forward: it's a bit aimless, but then Arce finds space and Cardoza is denied at the expense of another corner

  • 18'

    It's overhit, but Novak gets a second chance - and again he can't make the cross tell

  • 17'

    Novak can cross after good work by Osterc down the right...

  • 17'

    Arce takes, but the flag is up and Slovenia can clear from the free-kick

  • 16'

    Keeper Chilavert comes right forward to play it in... it hits defender Karic and goes for a corner

  • 15'

    Paredes is then fouled by Pavlin: the Slovenian gets a yellow card

  • 15'

    Cardoza crashes to the floor under pressure on the half-way line: free-kick Paraguay

  • 15'

    Again, though, the referee has spotted a foul and Slovenia have the free-kick

  • 14'

    Arce plays another ball into the area and Bulajic puts it behind for a corner

  • 14'

    Paraguay are having plenty of possession, but they need to show a little more patience with it - Slovenia are coping with early crosses into the box

  • 13'

    Arce curls it in, but a flick eludes Paraguay's strikers and Slovenia have the goal-kick

  • 12'

    ...and they concede another free-kick which will be floated into the area...

  • 11'

    Tavcar again does well under pressure: Solvenia are struggling to get, or hold, the ball so far

  • 11'

    Chilavert clears long, Caniza fires the ball across the area - Slovenia deal with that one

  • 10'

    Encouraged by that, Paraguay sling in another cross - Tavcar is there to clear

  • 9'

    Same sort of situation at the other end - the ball is crossed in and glanced narrowly wide by Cardozo

  • 8'

    It's soon followed by another, this time inside the Paraguay half. Acimovic hits a shot, but the effort is tamely wide

  • 7'

    Dabanovic gets a punch to the ball, but the referee has spotted a foul and Slovenia are awarded a free-kick

  • 7'

    Cardozo breaks purposefully, and that brings Paraguay a corner...

  • 6'

    Novak gets forward down the right for Solvenia. He bends in a low cross, but that's cleared comfortably enough

  • 5'

    It results in a couple of ricochets before the ball is back with Chilavert, who clears long

  • 4'

    Paredes is booked for hacking down Pavlin on halfway... free-kick

  • 4'

    Novak crosses at the other end, but the attempted pass is too long for Osterc and drifts away from danger

  • 3'

    Slovenia again clear their lines, but Paraguay are doing what they have to in the circumstances - putting the pressure on

  • 3'

    ...which is taken long and creates some anxious moments before being cleared

  • 2'

    Paraguay get the ball wide, and Miran Pavlin comes in with a good challenge. It's a throw...

  • 1'

    Osterc gets possession for Solvenia - not for long, as he's crowded out

  •  

    That causes a few problems - the ball is played towards striker Santa Cruz but keeper Dabanovic is there

  •  

    Slovenia get the game under way, playing the ball around at the back

  •  

    Slovenia are out and coach Srecko Katanec is preparing to bid farewell to international football... Paraguay still have a chance of finishing second in the group

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Goal Shot Video
  •  
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Slovenia

  • 19(13)

  • -

  • 20

  • 0%

    0%

  • Paraguay

  • 21(12)

  • -

  • 15

Slovenia

Line-up
POS No Name

G

12 Mladen Dabanovic

D

3 Zeljko Milinovic

D

23 Spasoje Bulajic

M

7 Dzoni Novak

M

8 Ales Ceh

M

11 Miran Pavlin
F
13 Mladen Rudonja

M

15 Rajko Tavcar

M

18 Milenko Acimovic
M
20 Nastja Ceh

M

19 Amir Karic

F

9 Milan Osterc
F
16 Senad Tiganj

F

21 Segastjan Cimirotic
 
Substitutes
POS No Name
M 20 Nastja Ceh
F 13 Mladen Rudonja
F 16 Senad Tiganj

Match Stats

  • Slovenia
  • Paraguay
19(13) Shots (on goal) 21(12)
20 Fouls 15
1 Corner kicks 9
1 Offsides 1
0% Time of Possession 0%
4 Yellow Cards 1
1 Red Cards 1
9 Saves 10
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