On Wednesday 7 November, Paraguay U20s take on Brazil U20s in the first of two games with the second leg taking place on Friday 9th November. The Albirroja have called up two foreign-based players for the games as Derlis Gonzalez (Benfica) and Rodrigo Alborno (Novara) travel over from Portugal and Italy to take part.
Following some rescheduling both game will take place at 3 de Febrero’s stadium, the Antonio Oddone Sarubbi in Ciudad del Este on the Paraguay/Brazil border. Both games are set to kick off at 19.30 local time.
The matches are part of Paraguay’s warm up for the Sudamericano in January 2013 in Argentina, they are set to face the hosts, Colombia, Chile and Bolivia. In their previous two friendlies Paraguay lost 2-0 and drew 1-1 with Uruguay, both games taking place in Montevideo. Before that they won a cuadrangular tournament in Peru, one of the key figures was striker Cecilio Dominguez who is also included in the squad for this double header.
Full squad list
Goalkeepers: Diego Morel (Libertad), Alejandro Bogado (Guaraní), Miguel Castro (Olimpia).
Defenders: Miller Mareco (Libertad), Gustavo Gómez (Libertad), Teodoro Paredes (Cerro Porteño), Junior Alonso (Cerro Porteño), Rubén Monges (Libertad), Matías Pérez (Nacional), Aquilino Giménez (Olimpia).
Midfielders: Iván Ramírez (Libertad), Willian Candia (Cerro Porteño), Alan Benítez (Libertad), Fulvio Chávez (Luqueño), Miguel Almirón (Cerro Porteño), Nicolás Riquelme (Guaraní), Brian Montenegro (Tacuary), Rodrigo Alborno ( Novara, Italy), Robert Piris (Rubio Ñu)
Strikers: Juan Villamayor (Libertad), Juan Sánchez (Libertad), Cecilio Domínguez (Sol de América), Derlis González (Benfica, Portugal), Ángel Lucena (Rubio Ñu), Nildo Viera (Guaraní)
By Ralph Hannah