The Albirrojita will participate in the 3rd Copa Mexico de Naciones from the 2nd of August which will act as a serious test before the 2015 Sudamericano to be held in Paraguay. The U17s find themselves in a tough group alongside neighbours Argentina, the USA and China.
This will be our first chance to take a look at these players who have been meeting in the high performance centre in Ypané for the last couple of months in preparation for this tournament. The full squad is as follows:
The opening game is on 2nd August at 10:00 am local time (11:00 am Paraguay time) versus Argentina followed by China the next day at 12:00 noon local time before finishing on Monday 4th August with the match against the USA at 10:00 am.
Last year Paraguay reached the semi-finals and finished 4th after a penalty defeat to the USA, they’ll hope to go one better this time.
By Ralph Hannah