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April 10, 2010
World Cup 2010: PARAGUAY FIFA ranking: 23 Overall World Cup record: 6-9-7 Coach: Gerardo Martino Best performance: Second round, 1986, 1998, 2002 Overview: Paraguay, making its eighth consecutive World Cup appearance, reached the round of 16 in 1998 and 2002 and is coming off a qualifying campaign that saw it win a South American-best 10 games. But seven of those wins came in Paraguay and the World Cup won't be played there. Plus Argentine Coach Gerardo Martino will be missing play-making forward Salvador Cabanas, who is still recovering from a gunshot to the head in a Mexico City bar. -- Kevin Baxter
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SPORTS
April 10, 2010
World Cup 2010: MEXICO FIFA ranking: 17 Overall World Cup record: 11-22-12 Coach: Javier Aguirre Best performance: Quarterfinals, 1970, 1986 Overview: Many at home consider this squad to be the best El Tri has ever fielded. To prove those backers right, however, Aguirre's team, a blend of young (Javier Hernandez, Giovani dos Santos, Andres Guardado, Guillermo "Memo" Ochoa) and old (Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Rafael Marquez), will have to make it past the quarterfinals, something Mexico has never done.
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