Previous
Stoke City
Chelsea
8:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Juventus
Napoli
5:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Braga
Paços de Ferreira
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Panathinaikos
Kerkyra
5:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Caykur Rizespor
Gaziantepspor
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Next

Paraguay

 By Tim Vickery

Reviewing the results of CONMEBOL teams since the World Cup

With his comeback from suspension close, Luis Suarez has come to terms with his actions, which saw him sent home from the World Cup in disgrace.

After the FIFA dates of September and October, how have the South American national teams progressed as they warm up for next year's Copa America followed by the 2018 World Cup qualifiers?

ARGENTINA: Won 4-2 away to Germany, lost 2-0 to Brazil and beat Hong Kong 7-0

New coach Gerardo Martino has built on the work of predecessor Alejandro Sabella but has also made a tweak. The base formation remains 4-3-3 (which Sabella's Argentina abandoned in the World Cup due to injuries), but with a difference.

Instead...

Scouting Report: Derlis Gonzalez is Paraguay's rising star at FC Basel

Derlis Gonzalez was clearly undaunted in making his Champions League debut at Madrid's Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
Derlis Gonzalez was clearly undaunted in making his Champions League debut at Madrid's Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

Derlis Gonzalez

D.o.B: March 23,1994
Club: Basel
Position: Winger
Nationality: Paraguay
Height: 172cm
Weight: 64kg
Estimated Value: £15 million

Basel were roundly beaten by Real Madrid in their opening Champions League group stage fixture, but at least one of their players came away enriched by the experience. Derlis González made his Champions League debut on one of European football's grandest stages and marked the occasion with an impressive performance and a well-taken goal.

The story of González's rise begins at Rubio Ñu, a small club from the Santísima Trindad neighbourhood of the Paraguayan capital of Asunción....

 By Tim Vickery

Paraguayan football turned into a giant Heartbreak Hotel in 2014

While their neighbours from all around South America got to see their national teams in action at the World Cup in Brazil, Paraguay fans were not as lucky.
While their neighbours from all around South America got to see their national teams in action at the World Cup in Brazil, Paraguay fans were not as lucky.

This was the year when the Paraguayans could have gone to the World Cup to cheer on their team. They could have flooded across the border to Brazil as the Argentines and the Chileans did -- had their team qualified for the tournament. But this time they missed out.

Paraguay had made it through to the four previous World Cups, a splendid achievement for a country with a population of under seven million people. And in those four tournaments, they were never easily beaten. Football brings to the...

Griezmann goal not enough for France

FranceFrance
ParaguayParaguay
1
1
FT
Game Details
France were denied victory over Paraguay in their World Cup warm-up match in Nice as Victor Caceres scored his first international goal late on.

Antoine Griezmann scored in the 82nd minute to give France a deserved lead after they had dominated the match in both chances and possession, but Caceres, who has played more than 50 games for his country without finding the net, headed the equaliser in the last minute.

It meant the night would end in frustration for France manager Didier Deschamps as his...

By ESPN Staff
May 31, 2014

Ribery struggling with recurring back issues

Franck Ribery has been struggling this summer with a recurring back injury, putting his World Cup hopes in jeopardy.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.