Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Paraguay lucky to get past Venezuela
by Paul Kennedy, July 21st, 2011 12:57AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  copa america

MOST COMMENTED

[COPA AMERICA] Paraguay could count its lucky stars as it booked its place in Sunday's Copa America final against Uruguay thanks to a 5-3 shootout win over Venezuela, which was making its first appearance in the final four. Chivas USA's Alejandro Moreno was one of three Venezuelans to hit the woodwork during regulation.

Goalkeeper Justo Villar's save on Franklin Lucena's shot from the penalty spot decided the shootout.

Moreno hit the woodwork late in the first half, and Miku and Juan Fernando Arango struck the frame in second-half stoppage time.

Venezuela's Oswaldo Vizcaronndo had a goal called back for a questionable offside.

Paraguay had Jonathan Santana sent off in overtime.

The win moved Paraguay into the final for the first time since it won the 1979 title thanks to future New York Cosmos stars Julio Cesar Romero and Roberto Cabanas.



0 comments
  1. Andres Yturralde
    commented on: July 21, 2011 at 1:37 p.m.
    Unbelievable! Just like Argentina against Uruguay, Brazil against Paraguay, Chile against Venezuela, and even the USA against Japan (in the WWC), Venezuela outplayed and outshot Paraguay-- and ended up losing. Is this a whole new trend in world soccer: defend well until the end, luck will be there for you, and you'll come out a winner? Forget offense, man. Just play defense.

  1. Bruce Moorhead
    commented on: July 22, 2011 at 2:25 a.m.
    Its not a new trend - been happening for a couple decades, and its a big problem for the sport. I think FIFA need to allow two more subs if a game goes beyond 90 minutes, so coaches can use more subs for tactical reasons in the second half without fear of injury early in extra time shortchanging them. I think this would increase scoring in knockout matches.


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Business Reporter: adidas to open store in Orlando stadium    
MLS sponsor adidas will operate the league's first in-stadium store starting in 2016 with the opening ...
Three takeaways from Manchester City-Bayern Munich     
The Champions League actually includes runners-up and third- and fourth-place finishers, but this Group E game ...
Marshall becomes first three-time top MLS defender    
In his first season with the Seattle Sounders, Chad Marshall has been named the MLS Defender ...
Copa America: Brazil and Colombia will meet again    
Brazil and Colombia, which faced each other in a hotly contested quarterfinal match at the 2014 ...
Referees grab the spotlight in MLS playoffs    
If the goal of a referee is to go unnoticed, the two referees in Sunday's MLS ...
What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid    
"I thought we benefited a little bit [from Stott's decisions]. In most games, I think that ...
U.S. Youth Soccer ODP Girls Interregional rosters    
The five-day U.S. Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional began Monday at Spanish River Athletic Park ...
Video Pick: Rimando eyes third straight save award    
Real Salt Lake's Nick Rimando will become the first three-time MLS Save of the Year winner ...
Video Pick: MLS's 'best' Golazos, but no Cubo     
Fine goals from Will Johnson, Lee Nguyen, Obafemi Martins and Thierry Henry comprise the finalists for ...
NCAA Division I Men: Clemson completes Sweet 16 field    
Goals by Englishman Paul Clowes and Costa Rican Diego Campos opened up a two-goal lead for ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives