FIFA Ranking: 33

Coach: Anibal Ruiz

Key players: Roque Santa Cruz, Nelson Haedo Valdez, Nelson Cuevas

World Cup record: Seventh appearance

Best finish: Second round 1998, 2002

Qualifying route: Fourth in South American qualifying

Key question: Without their talismanic goal keeper Jose Luis Chilavert can the Paraguayans better their efforts of the last two Cups?

Squad:

Goalkeepers #
Justo Villar 1
Derlis Gomez 12
Aldo Bobadilla 22
Defenders
Jorge Nunez 2
Delio Toledo 3
Carlos Gamarra 4
Julio Cesar Caceres 5
Paulo da Silva 14
Julio Manzur 15
Denis Caniza 21
Midfielders
Carlos Bonet 6
Salvador Cabanas 7
Edgar Barreto 8
Roberto Acuna 10
Diego Gavilan 11
Carlos Paredes 13
Cristian Riveros 16
Jose Montiel 17
Julio dos Santos 19
Forwards
Roque Santa Cruz 9
Nelson Valdez 18
Jose Cardozo 20
Nelson Cuevas 23

Group matches:

v England, 13:00 GMT, Saturday 10th June - Frankfurt

v Sweden, 19:00 GMT, Thursday 15th June - Berlin

v Trinidad & Tobago, 19:00 GMT, Tuesday 20th June - Kaiserslautern