Paraguay national beach soccer team

The Paraguay national beach soccer team represents Paraguay in international beach soccer competitions and is controlled by the APF, the governing body for football in Paraguay. The team debuted in 2013 at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and has been classified since then in all editions as of 2017. Regionally, Paraguay has been one of the strongest teams in South America since 2013.

 Paraguay
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Albirroja, Pynandi
AssociationParaguayan Football Association
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachJoaquin Molas
FIFA codePAR
BSWW ranking 9 Increase (31 December 2020)[1]


First colours


Second colours
First international
 Brazil 17–3 Paraguay 
(Salvador, Brazil; 12 November 1999)[2]
World Cup
Appearances5 (first in 2013)
Best resultQuarterfinals (2017)
CONMEBOL Beach Soccer Championship
Appearances9 (first in 2006)
Best resultRunners-up (2013, 2015, 2017)
Websitewww.apf.org.py

They are locally known as Pynandi, which is translated as 'barefoot' from guarani language.[3]

Results and fixturesEdit

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
Legend

  Win   Draw   Loss   Voided or Postponed   Fixture

2021Edit

19 August 2021 (2021-08-19) FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup GS Group A Paraguay   4–7   Japan Moscow, Russia
16:30 UTC+3 Cantero   10'
N. Medina   10', 13'
Morán   27'
Report (FIFA) Ojeda   21' (o.g.)
Akaguma   26', 32', 32'
Yamauchi   29', 33' (pen.), 36'
Stadium: Luzhniki Beach Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 598
Referee: Francisco de Oses Bumedien (Spain)
21 August 2021 (2021-08-21) FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup GS Group A RFU   4–4 (a.e.t.)
(5–4 p)
  Paraguay Moscow, Russia
20:30 UTC+3 Makarov   1', 37'
Kosharnyi   18'
Nikonorov   21'
Report (FIFA) Rolon   7'
M. Medina   16'
Carballo   35'
N. Medina   37' (pen.)
Stadium: Luzhniki Beach Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Hany Farouk (Egypt)
Penalties
Fedorov  
Romanov  
Nikonorov  
Makarov  
Krasheninnikov  
  Carballo
  Morán
  Ojeda
  M. Medina
  V. Benitez
23 August 2021 (2021-08-23) FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup GS Group A United States   4–9   Paraguay Moscow, Russia
16:30 UTC+3
  • Silveira   3'
  • Canale   15', 34'
  • Perea   33' (pen.)
Report (FIFA)
  • Morán   3', 15', 20'
  • Carballo   7', 21'
  • M. Medina   23'
  • N. Medina   25'
  • Cantero   33'
  • V. Benitez   36'
Stadium: Luzhniki Beach Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 1,327
Referee: Vitalij Gomolko (Lithuania)

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players and staff members were called up for the 2021 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   PAR Rolando Gonzalez
2 MF   PAR Sixto Cantero
3 DF   PAR Gustavo Benitez
4 MF   PAR Luis Ojeda
5 MF   PAR Jhovanny Benitez
6 FW   PAR Pedro Moran
7 MF   PAR Miciades Medina
No. Pos. Nation Player
8 FW   PAR Carlos Carballo
9 FW   PAR Nestor Medina
10 FW   PAR Valentin Benitez
11 DF   PAR Sergio Villaverde
12 GK   PAR Yoao Rolon
13 DF   PAR Rodrigo Escobar
14 GK   PAR Alexis Benitez
Head coach: Joaquin Molas
Assistant coach: Eduardo Gonzalez

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA Beach Soccer World CupEdit

FIFA World Cup record Qualification (CONMEBOL) record[a]
Year Round Pos Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Round Pos Pld W W+ L GF GA GD
  2005 Did not enter Did not enter
  2006 Did not qualify Group stage 5th 5 1 0 4 20 24 –4
  2007 Did not enter Did not enter
  2008 Did not qualify Group stage 6th 2 0 0 2 8 11 –3
  2009 Group stage 3 1 0 2 8 14 –6
  2011 Group stage 6th 4 1 1 2 21 32 –11
  2013 Group stage 9th 3 1 0 2 14 13 +1 Runners-up 2nd 6 3 0 3 24 24 0
  2015 Group stage 12nd 3 1 0 2 14 16 –2 Runners-up 2nd 6 5 0 1 36 23 +13
  2017 Quarterfinals 7th 4 2 0 2 16 14 +2 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 1 1 33 18 +15
  2019 Group stage 10th 3 1 0 2 15 13 +2 Third place 3rd 6 4 1 1 35 21 +14
  2021 Group stage 9th 3 1 0 2 17 15 +2 Third place 3rd 6 4 0 2 25 19 +6
Total 0 titles 0/11 16 6 0 10 76 71 +5 0 titles 9/11 39 23 3 18 210 186 +24
  1. ^ In 2005 and 2007 merged qualification tournament with CONCACAF

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL)Edit

Year Result
Brazil 2006 Group stage (5th)
Argentina 2008 Group stage (6th)
Uruguay 2009 Group stage (6th)
Brazil 2011 Group stage (6th)
Argentina 2013 2nd Place
Ecuador 2015 2nd Place
Paraguay 2017 2nd Place
Brazil 2019 3rd Place
Brazil 2021 3rd Place
Total 0 titles

South American Beach GamesEdit

Year Result
  Montevideo 2009 Group stage (7th)
  Manta 2011 2nd Place
  Vargas 2014 2nd Place
  Rosario 2019 4th Place
Total 0 title

Bolivarian Beach GamesEdit

Year Result
  Lima 2012 Winner
  Huanchaco 2014 Winner
  Iquique 2016 2nd Place
Total 2 title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Ranking". BSWW. 31 December 2020. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  2. ^ INTERNATIONAL BEACH SOCCER RESULTS - 1999 (MEN). theroonba.com.
  3. ^ "Histórica clasificación de los Pynandi". www.ultimahora.com.
  4. ^ FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Russia 2021™ – Squad List

External linksEdit