• FT

    Costa Rica

    1

    Poland

    2

  • FT

    Ecuador

    0

    Germany

    3

  • FT

    Paraguay

    2

    Trin & Tob

    0

  • FT

    Sweden

    2

    England

    2

FIFA WORLD CUP

Fritz-Walter Stadion, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Referee: Roberto Rosetti | Attendance: 46000

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Paraguay

  • Brent Sancho 25' OG
  • Nelson Rafael Cuevas 86'

2 - 0

FT

Game 36

  • 91'

    FULL-TIME: A terrific performance from T&T, despite the scoreline; they out-played Paraguay for most of the game, and exit the tournament rightly proud of what they have achieved.

  • 89'

    PARAGUAY SUB: Da Silva comes on to replace Caniza.

  • 88'

    Sweden have equalised in Cologne.

  • 87'

    Poor old T&T; they have played wonderfully well tonight and given it their all, but are going to be on the end of a defeat.

  • 86'

    LOVELY GOAL! Cuevas plays a delightful one-two with Santa Cruz on the edge of the area before slotting a shot past an exposed Jack.

  • 85'

    Paraguay will be desperate to take the heat out of the game in the final five minutes; they have been bombarded since the break.

  • 84'

    TERRIFIC! Birchall tracks back and puts in another good challenge as Cuevas tries to get down the Paraguay left.

  • 83'

    Good news for T&T from Cologne; England have re-taken the lead. If T&T can score three in the last seven minutes, they're through...

  • 82'

    It has been a wonderful second half by T&T; they have thrown all they have at Paraguay, and never let their heads drop.

  • 81'

    MORE PRESSURE! Low crosses fly across the penalty area, but T&T just can't get a boot on the end to turn them home.

  • 80'

    LOVELY FEET! Latapy shows great skill on the edge of the area to earn a yard of space, but the veteran than hits his shot straight at Bobadilla.

  • 79'

    PARAGUAY SUB: Caceres is replaced by Manzur; the substitute has the nicknamed 'Robocop', apparently.

  • 78'

    OOOH! Latapy blasts a first-time shot a couple of yards over the crossbar after Jones had found him with a wonderful header.

  • 77'

    Edwards makes a superb challenge just outside his penalty area; he has been immense down the right for T&T.

  • 76'

    TACKLE! Caceres makes a wonderful tackle on the edge of his own penalty area to halt Latapy's run through the middle.

  • 75'

    Wise does wonderfully to beat two men with a forceful run down the left, but his cross lacks composure and is over-hit.

  • 74'

    T&T are strill driving forward in numbers, but they just can't create the clean-cut chances they need. I think they deserve to score; they have been excellent tonight.

  • 73'

    YORKE! Latapy tees up Yorke on the edge of the area, but the veteran's drive flies the wrong side of the post.

  • 72'

    GOOD EFFORT! Birchall takes a half-clearance on his chest before firing in a right-foot shot, but he strikes it over the bar. He looks very disappointed with himself.

  • 71'

    Birchall is still giving it his all in the midfield for T&T; he has had a really good game this evening.

  • 70'

    OVER! Cuevas beats his marker on the edge of the penalty area, but his right-foot shot is sliced high over the crossbar.

  • 69'

    Yorke's free-kick is well defended inside the Paraguay penalty area.

  • 68'

    Latapy received an enormous cheer when he came on to the field for a sentimental final appearance for his country.

  • 67'

    T&T SUB: Latapy comes on to replace Whitley; the 37-year-old veteran comes on for the final twenty minutes or so.

  • 66'

    PARAGUAY SUB: Cuevas comes on to replace Valdez.

  • 66'

    T&T enjoy an excellent spell of possession and pressure as they load crosses in to the Paraguay penalty area.

  • 65'

    TOO HIGH! Wise beats his man and gets to the by-line before sending over a good cross, but it is just a foot too high for the unmarked Yorke to be able to do something with it.

  • 64'

    Jack has been forced in to seven saves so far this evening, and he has looked solid on all of them.

  • 63'

    SAVE! Barreto crashes in another shot on goal after Santa Cruz had held up the ball for him, but again Jack is equal to the shot.

  • 62'

    GOOD CROSS! Edwards powers down the right wing and sends over a teasing cross to the back post, but Bobadilla manages to paw it clear.

  • 61'

    T&T have now gone four hours in this World Cup without scoring a goal; they need at least one more in the final half-an-hour to keep their dream alive.

  • 60'

    OFF-SIDE! Stern John is caught off-side inside the penalty area; replays show he had just strayed in front of the last defender.

  • 59'

    Paraguay produce a flowing move from right to left, but Edwards does really well to get back and snuff out the danger just outside his penalty area.

  • 58'

    Dos Santos wins a corner off Sancho; Paredes gets round the back and loses his marker, but can't keep his header down.

  • 57'

    A rareity in international football - a foul throw, from Whitley.

  • 56'

    EASY SAVE! Paredes slams in a low shot from distance, but Jack gets down low to save.

  • 56'

    Yorke is getting forward a lot more than he did in the first half, when he basically just sat in front of his back four.

  • 55'

    Dos Santos is booked for kicking the ball away after the whistle had gone; that was a little picky from the referee.

  • 54'

    A lot of the neutrals in the crowd would love to see T&T get an equaliser to really set up an interesting half-hour; can the Soca Warriors manage it?

  • 53'

    Paraguay seem to have soaked up that spell of pressure from T&T; they have managed to slow the pace down again.

  • 52'

    Trinidad and Tobago are having a real go at the start of this second half; it is good to see they are keeping their spirits up.

  • 51'

    GOOD DEFENDING! Edwards' cross in to the penalty area is well cleared by Gamarra.

  • 50'

    Bad news from Cologne for T&T; Sweden have equalised...

  • 49'

    Whitley is shown the yellow card for a studs-up challenge on the half-way line.

  • 48'

    GREAT ATTACK! T&T launch a swift counter through Kenwyne Jones; he feeds Edwards in the penalty area, but his low cross is a yard in front of John at the back post.

  • 48'

    Sancho is penalised for holding off Valdez, 40 yards out. Free-kick to Paraguay.

  • 47'

    T&T have to win if they are to progress; it should be a barn-storming second half.

  • 46'

    Paraguay kick off the second half.

  • 46'

    HALF-TIME: T&T have played well and are unlucky to be down. England are doing their job in Cologne, but it needs a massive second half from T&T to turn around this scoreline and give themselves a chance of meeting Germany in the second round.

  • 45'

    FLYING SAVE! Valdez powers a header in on goal after being picked out by a good cross, but Jack makes a great, full-stretch save.

  • 44'

    As a South American nation, Paraguay will be masters at taking the pace out of the game and keeping possession as the game wears on.

  • 43'

    Birchall and Yorke have been excellent in midfield for T&T; they have snapped around the heels of the Paraguayans and quickly launched counter-attacks of their own.

  • 42'

    JUST WIDE! Santa Cruz breaks down the left, showing good pace and power as he drifted past his marker, but his cross-shot bobbles wide of the far post.

  • 41'

    T&T have a mountain to climb in the second half, but I'm sure they'll give it all they have got.

  • 40'

    T&T SUB: Glen is replaced by Wise; the substitute is a pacey, tricky left-winger; Glen receives a warm round of applause as he is stretchered from the field.

  • 39'

    Glen is writhing around in agony as he is strapped on to the stretcher; replays show he turned his ankle quite badly.

  • 38'

    Glen looks hurt after a sliding challenge by Gamarra; he seemed to fall badly on his left leg. He might even have broken his ankle, there. Poor lad.

  • 37'

    NICE MOVE, POOR FINISH! Birchill slices a shot from distance wide of the post after a nice passing break from T&T.

  • 36'

    GOAL! NO! LATE OFF-SIDE FLAG! Caniza fires a low shot under the body of Jack after sprinting on to a chest-down by Dos Santos; the Paraguayans celebrate, but are stopped by a flag.

  • 36'

    GOOD SAVE! Valdez is put through as he loses his marker, but Jack is quick off his line to smother.

  • 35'

    Kelvin Jack has looked strong in the T&T goal; he has commanded his defence well.

  • 34'

    The substitute Jones has gone up to play alongside Stern John; he is a strong, tall striker, and will certainly be a threat in the air.

  • 33'

    It would be easy for T&T to let their heads drop, but an equaliser would really give them confidence to push on in the second half.

  • 32'

    News from Cologne will boost T&T - England have taken the lead...

  • 31'

    T&T SUB: Avery John is replaced by Jones; it is a bold, attacking change, who brings off his left back for another striker.

  • 30'

    Yorke is brought down by Paredes, who is booked for the challenge. Free-kick to T&T, around 35 yards out. Yorke gets to his feet and places the ball...

  • 29'

    John is caught off-side as he tried to get on the end of a superb ball over the top of the defence by Yorke.

  • 28'

    It's going to be tough for T&T now; they need to win this match to have any chance of going through, but they are going to leave themselves open at the back as they chase the game.

  • 27'

    Paraguay have come back strongly after a good spell from T&T; they look very threatening when they do get the chance to go forward.

  • 26'

    Disappointing moment for Sancho as he heads past his own goalkeeper to send Paraguay in front.

  • 25'

    GOAL! The free-kick is whipped in to the crowded penalty area; the ball is flicked on first by Dos Santos before deflecting off Sancho and in to the far corner.

  • 24'

    Acuna curls a free-kick in to the middle...

  • 23'

    Valdez heads Paredes' cross wide from around the penalty spot; he should really have tested Jack from there.

  • 22'

    GOOD EFFORT! Jack comes out of his penalty area to try and clear a long ball; he controls it on his chest, but Valdez nips in and attempts an acrobatic over-head kick from 25 yards, although he doesn't get a clean contact.

  • 21'

    Paraguay have picked up a few knocks in these early minutes; this time Barreto takes a blow to the face.

  • 20'

    Edwards goes on a thrusting run down the right as T&T break from inside their own half. Good play from the Luton Town player.

  • 19'

    T&T are playing for a match against Germany in the second round; they know there is a lot riding on this match.

  • 18'

    Paraguay have been pinned back in their own half in the first twenty minutes; their attacks have been infrequent.

  • 17'

    ...Yorke dips the free-kick in towards the back post, but Bobadilla charges out and powers the ball out for a throw with a commanding punch.

  • 16'

    Another free-kick to T&T as Acuna climbs on Whitley. Yorke has another opportunity to send a dangerous ball in to the penalty area...

  • 15'

    Valdez is helped from the field after he received a knock on his foot during a challenge with Yorke.

  • 14'

    Edwards' cross is cleared by Acuna; the Paraguayans are under a little pressure.

  • 13'

    T&T will be pleased with the start they've made; they look determined and committed in midfield, and they are winning a lot of ball in good positions.

  • 12'

    ...CLOSE! Yorke's free-kick again causes problems, Nunez is forced to head out for a corner.

  • 12'

    Caniza goes in strongly from behind on Theobold; T&T free-kick, 35 yards out. Again, Yorke stands over the set-piece, directing operations...

  • 11'

    The Soca Warriors appear to have more fans inside the stadium than their South American counterparts; there are a lot of flags and banners in their support.

  • 10'

    Paraguay look to be showing a little more ambition than they did in the first two matches; they are getting men quickly up to support Santa Cruz.

  • 9'

    CLOSE! Santa Cruz flashes a header a yard or so over the crossbar from a vicious corner sent in from the right.

  • 9'

    Nice play by Dos Santos as he cuts in from the right flank to start a Paraguay counter-attack.

  • 8'

    T&T will be keeping an eye on the score from the England v Sweden game; if England are leading, it will surely spur on the Soca Warriors.

  • 7'

    OOH! Whitley gets on the end of a half-cleared free-kick; he fires a wonderful first-time shot from the edge of the area, but his effort whistles over the crossbar.

  • 6'

    It has been a really bright start here; both sides want to finish the tournament on a positive note, which is great to see.

  • 5'

    ...SAVE! Yorke curls the free-kick in to the middle; it is met by Glenn, who's header is well saved by Bobodilla.

  • 5'

    T&T win their first free-kick when Glenn is brought down. Yorke stands over the set-piece...

  • 4'

    another Paraguay corner is sent in to the crowded T&T penalty area, but Paredes heads well wide.

  • 4'

    There is a wonderful atmosphere inside the Fritz-Walter Stadion this evening; both sets of fans want to go out with a bang.

  • 3'

    SAVE! Jack makes a great save as he tips a dangerous, in-swinging free-kick around the post for a Paraguay corner.

  • 2'

    Trinidad can still qualify for the second round, if they win here and Sweden are beaten by England. It will then go down to goal difference.

  • 1'

    HERE WE GO! Trinidad kick off the action on a warm, dry evening in Kaiserslauten.

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    Hi, welcome to our coverage of Paraguay's Group B clash against Trinidad and Tobago.

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Goal Shot Video
  •  
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Paraguay

  • 13(7)

  • -

  • 16

  • 55%

    45%

  • Trinidad and Tobago

  • 10(3)

  • -

  • 20

Trinidad and Tobago

Line-up
POS No Name

G

21 Kelvin Jack

D

3 Avery John
F
15 Kenwyne Jones

D

5 Brent Sancho

D

6 Dennis Lawrence

M

7 Chris Birchall

M

9 Aurtis Whitley
F
10 Russell Latapy

M

11 Carlos Edwards

M

18 Densill Theobald

F

13 Cornell Glen
F
16 Evans Wise

F

14 Stern John

F

19 Dwight Yorke
 
Substitutes
POS No Name
G 22 Clayton Ince
G 1 Shaka Hislop
D 2 Ian Cox
D 4 Marvin Andrews
D 8 Cyd Gray
D 17 Atiba Charles
M 23 Anthony Wolfe
F 10 Russell Latapy
F 12 Collin Samuel
F 15 Kenwyne Jones
F 16 Evans Wise
F 20 Jason Scotland

Match Stats

  • Paraguay
  • Trinidad and Tobago
13(7) Shots (on goal) 10(3)
16 Fouls 20
7 Corner kicks 1
4 Offsides 3
55% Time of Possession 45%
2 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
3 Saves 9