Paraguay national futsal team

The Paraguay national futsal team represents Paraguay during international futsal competitions and is controlled by a branch of the Paraguayan Football Association (Asociación Paraguaya de Fútbol). Its biggest accomplishment is becoming champions of the AMF Futsal World Cup on three occasions (1988, 2003, 2007).

Paraguay
Nickname(s)Guaraníes,
La Albirroja (White and red)
AssociationAsociación Paraguaya de Fútbol (APF)
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
FIFA codePAR
FIFA ranking10 ( December 2022)[1]
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 United States 0–2 Paraguay 
(Brasília, Brazil; 15 September 1987)
Biggest win
 Paraguay 16–2 Chile 
(Asunción, Paraguay; 26 August 2003)
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 15–0 Paraguay 
(Umuarama, Brazil; 11 July 2005)
World Cup
Appearances7 (First in 1989)
Best resultQuarterfinals (2016)
South American Futsal Championship
Appearances17 (First in 1965)
Best resultGold Champions (1965)
World Cup
Appearances10 (First in 1982)
Best resultGold Champions (1988, 2003, 2007)
Grand Prix de Futsal
Appearances8 (First in 2005)
Best result3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 3rd place (2010)

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   Lose   Fixture

2021Edit

14 September 2021 (2021-09-14) FIFA Futsal World Cup GS Group E Paraguay   0–4
Source (FIFA)
  Spain Klaipėda, Lithuania
18:00 Report (FIFA)
  • Solano   9'
  • Fernández   20'
  • Gómez   29'
  • Campos   40'
Stadium: Švyturys Arena
Attendance: 550
Referee: Khalid Hnich (Morocco)
17 September 2021 (2021-09-17) FIFA Futsal World Cup GS Group E Angola   1–4
Source (FIFA)
  Paraguay Klaipėda, Lithuania
20:00
  • Mano Sele
Report (FIFA)
  • Juan Salas
  • Richard Rejala
  • Arnaldo Báez
  • Francisco Martinez
Stadium: Švyturys Arena
Referee: Ryan Shepheard (Australia)
20 September 2021 (2021-09-20) FIFA Futsal World Cup GS Group E Japan   1–2
Source (FIFA)
  Paraguay Klaipėda, Lithuania
18:00 Report (FIFA) Stadium: Švyturys Arena

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up to the Paraguay squad for the 2022 Futsal Finalissima.[2]
Head coach: Carlos Chilavert

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Igor Insfrán (2002-08-29) 29 August 2002 (age 20)   Club Olimpia
2 2DF Alan Rojas (1998-10-20) 20 October 1998 (age 24)   Cerro Porteño
3 2DF Julio Mareco (1994-09-04) 4 September 1994 (age 28)   Differdange 03
4 3MF Alcides Giménez (2000-11-14) 14 November 2000 (age 22)   Cerro Porteño
5 2DF Iván González (2000-05-15) 15 May 2000 (age 22)   Club Olimpia
6 3MF Antonio Ozuna (1999-11-25) 25 November 1999 (age 23)   Racing Club
7 4FW Richard Rejala (1994-02-05) 5 February 1994 (age 28)   Differdange 03
8 4FW Arnaldo Báez (1996-03-30) 30 March 1996 (age 26)   Cerro Porteño
9 3MF Hugo Martínez (1993-01-12) 12 January 1993 (age 30)   Differdange 03
10 3MF Juan Gómez Salas (captain) (1990-10-20) 20 October 1990 (age 32)   Real San Giuseppe
11 3MF Francisco Martínez (1993-01-12) 12 January 1993 (age 30)   Fenice Veneziamestre
12 1GK Giovanni González (1995-05-05) 5 May 1995 (age 27)   Cerro Porteño
13 4FW Aldo Amarilla (1994-12-31) 31 December 1994 (age 28)   Club Olimpia
14 3MF Pedro Pascottini (1998-11-30) 30 November 1998 (age 24)   Cerro Porteño
15 1GK Hugo Urquiza   Cerro Porteño

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have also been called up to the squad within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
FW Vander Méndez Salas (1997-10-03) 3 October 1997 (age 25)   Saviatesta Mantova 2022 Copa América de Futsal
DF Neto Veiga (1998-10-03) 3 October 1998 (age 24)   Hongyen Thakam 2022 Copa América de Futsal
MF Javier Salas (1993-09-22) 22 September 1993 (age 29)   Napoli Futsal 2022 Copa América de Futsal
MF Pedro Garay (1989-03-23) 23 March 1989 (age 33)   Club Olimpia 2022 Copa América de Futsal
MF Juan Manuel Benítez (1998-01-01) 1 January 1998 (age 25)   Club Olimpia 2022 Copa América de Futsal

COV Player withdrew from the squad due to contracting COVID-19.
INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.
RET Retired from international futsal.

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA Futsal World CupEdit

FIFA Futsal World Cup record
Year Round GP W D L GS GA
  Netherlands 1989 Second round 6 2 2 2 14 14
  Hong Kong 1992 First round 3 1 0 2 14 18
  Spain 1996 Did not qualify
  Guatemala 2000
  Chinese Taipei 2004 First round 3 1 0 2 8 11
  Brazil 2008 Second round 7 3 1 3 27 17
  Thailand 2012 Round of 16 4 1 1 2 10 15
  Colombia 2016 Quarterfinals 5 2 1 2 20 13
  Lithuania 2021 Round of 16 4 2 0 2 7 12
Total 7/9 32 12 5 15 100 100

FIFUSA/AMF Futsal World CupEdit

  • 1982 -   Second place
  • 1985 -   Third place
  • 1988 -   Champions
  • 1991 -   Second place
  • 1994 - Quarterfinals
  • 1997 - did not play
  • 2000 - Second round
  • 2003 -   Champions (host)
  • 2007 -   Champions
  • 2011 -   Second place
  • 2015 -   Second place
  • 2019 - TBD

South American Futsal ChampionshipEdit

  • 1965 -   Champions (host)
  • 1969 -   Second place (host)
  • 1971 -   Third place
  • 1973 -   Third place
  • 1975 -   Third place
  • 1976 -   Second place
  • 1977 -   Second place
  • 1979 - did not play
  • 1983 -   Second place
  • 1986 -   Second place
  • 1989 -   Second place
  • 1992 -   Third place
  • 1995 - Fourth place
  • 1996 - Fourth place
  • 1997 -   Third place
  • 1998 -   Second place
  • 1999 -   Second place
  • 2000 - First round
  • 2003 -   Third place (host)
  • 2008 - Fourth place
  • 2011 -   Third place
  • 2015 -   Second place
  • 2017 -   Third place
  • 2022 -   Second place

FIFA Futsal World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL)Edit

  • 2012 -   Second place
  • 2016 -   Third place (host)

Grand Prix de FutsalEdit

  • 2005 – Fifth place
  • 2006 – did not play
  • 2007 – Twelfth place
  • 2008 – Fourth place
  • 2009 – Eighth place
  • 2010  Bronze medal
  • 2011 – Sixth place
  • 2013 – Fourth place
  • 2014 – did not play
  • 2015 – Fourth place

Futsal MundialitoEdit

  • 1994 – did not play
  • 1995 – did not play
  • 1996  Second place
  • 1998 – did not play
  • 2001 – did not play
  • 2002 – did not play
  • 2006 – did not play
  • 2007 – did not play
  • 2008 – did not play

HonoursEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Futsal World Ranking
  2. ^ "Los elegidos para la Finalissima 2022" (in Spanish). APF. 13 September 2022. Retrieved 15 September 2022.

External linksEdit