Paraguay national under-23 football team

The Paraguay national under-23 football team, also known as the Paraguay Olympic football team, represents Paraguay in international football competitions in Olympic Games and Pan American Games. The team is controlled by the Paraguayan Football Association and is limited to players under the age of 23, except three overage players, ostensibly possessing veteran experience, in accordance with FIFA regulations.

Paraguay
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)La Albirroja
AssociationAsociación Paraguaya de Fútbol (APF)
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Top scorerJosé Cardozo (7)
Home stadiumEstadio Defensores del Chaco
FIFA codePAR
First colours
Second colours
Olympic Games
Appearances2 (first in 1992)
Best result2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runners-up (2004)
Pan American Games
Appearances5 (first in 1951)
Best resultGroup stage (2003, 2015)

Competitive recordEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Olympic Games record
Year Host Round Pos. GP W D L GS GA
1992   Barcelona Quarter-finals 8th 4 1 2 1 5 5
1996   Atlanta Did not qualify
2000   Sydney
2004   Athens Silver medal 2nd 6 4 0 2 12 9
2008   Beijing Did not qualify
2012   London
2016   Rio de Janeiro
2020   Tokyo
Total 1 Silver medal 2/8 10 5 2 3 17 14

CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic TournamentEdit

CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament record
Year Host Pos. GP W D L GS GA
1992   Paraguay Champions 7 4 2 1 10 2
1996   Argentina Group stage 4 1 0 3 8 12
2000   Brazil Group stage 4 1 0 3 7 9
2004   Chile Runners-up 8 4 1 3 11 11
2020   Colombia Group stage 4 1 0 3 5 6
Total 1 title 27 11 3 13 41 40

Pan American GamesEdit

Pan American Games record
Year Host Round Pos. GP W D L GS GA
Until 1995 See Paraguay national football team
1999   Winnipeg Did not participate
2003   Santo Domingo Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2 3 4
2007   Rio de Janeiro Did not qualify
2011   Guadalajara
2015   Toronto Group stage 5th 3 1 1 1 6 3
2019   Lima Did not qualify
Total Group stage 2/6 6 2 1 3 9 7

HonoursEdit

Results and fixturesEdit

2019Edit

15 November Friendly Paraguay   3–1   Venezuela Asunción, Paraguay
19:00 Stadium: Dr. Nicolás Léoz Stadium
17 November Friendly Paraguay   3–0   Venezuela Asunción, Paraguay
18:00 Stadium: Manuel Ferreira Stadium
19 December Friendly Paraguay   3–1   Colombia Villa Elisa, Paraguay
18:30 Stadium: Luis Alfonso Giagni Stadium
21 December Friendly Paraguay   2–2   Colombia Villa Elisa, Paraguay
19:00 Stadium: Luis Alfonso Giagni Stadium

2020Edit

7 January Friendly Argentina   1–1   Paraguay Florida, Buenos Aires, Argentina
20:00 Stadium: Estadio Ciudad de Vicente López
19 January Pre-Olympic Tournament Uruguay   1–0   Paraguay Armenia, Colombia
18:00 Rossi   48' Stadium: Estadio Centenario
Referee: Piero Maza (Chile)
22 January Pre-Olympic Tournament Paraguay   2–0   Bolivia Pereira, Colombia
18:00 Bareiro   45'88' Stadium: Estadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas
Referee: Nicolás Gallo (Colombia)
25 January Pre-Olympic Tournament Paraguay   2–3   Peru Armenia, Colombia
20:30
Stadium: Estadio Centenario
Referee: Darío Herrera (Argentina)
31 January Pre-Olympic Tournament Brazil   2–1   Paraguay Armenia, Colombia
20:30
Stadium: Estadio Centenario
Referee: Piero Maza (Chile)

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up to compete in the 2020 CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament.

Head coach:   Ernesto Marcucci

The 23-man squad was announced on 27 December 2019.[1] On 3 January 2020, Sergio Bareiro was called up to replace Sebastián Ferreira who was not released by his team Monarcas Morelia.[2]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Marino Arzamendia (1998-01-19)19 January 1998 (aged 21)   Sportivo Luqueño
2 2DF Rodi Ferreira (1998-05-29)29 May 1998 (aged 21)   Nacional
3 2DF Roberto Fernández (2000-06-07)7 June 2000 (aged 19)   Guaraní
4 2DF Matías Espinoza (1997-09-19)19 September 1997 (aged 22)   Libertad
5 2DF Saúl Salcedo (captain) (1997-08-29)29 August 1997 (aged 22)   Huracán
6 3MF Cristian Núñez (1997-09-20)20 September 1997 (aged 22)   Vélez Sarsfield
7 3MF Mathías Villasanti (1997-01-24)24 January 1997 (aged 22)   Cerro Porteño
8 3MF Jorge Morel (1998-01-22)22 January 1998 (aged 21)   Guaraní
9 4FW Sergio Bareiro (1998-11-04)4 November 1998 (aged 21)   General Díaz
10 3MF Sergio Díaz (1998-03-05)5 March 1998 (aged 21)   Cerro Porteño
11 4FW Jesús Medina (1997-04-30)30 April 1997 (aged 22)   New York City FC
12 1GK Miguel Martínez (1998-09-29)29 September 1998 (aged 21)   General Díaz
13 2DF Pablo Meza (1997-01-29)29 January 1997 (aged 22)   General Díaz
14 2DF Enzo Giménez (1998-02-17)17 February 1998 (aged 21)   General Díaz
15 3MF Braian Ojeda (2000-06-27)27 June 2000 (aged 19)   Defensa y Justicia
16 3MF Cristhian Paredes (1998-05-18)18 May 1998 (aged 21)   Portland Timbers
17 2DF Santiago Arzamendia (1997-05-05)5 May 1997 (aged 22)   Cerro Porteño
18 4FW Iván Franco (2000-04-16)16 April 2000 (aged 19)   Libertad
19 4FW Blas Armoa (2000-02-03)3 February 2000 (aged 19)   Sportivo Luqueño
20 4FW Hugo Fernández (1997-12-02)2 December 1997 (aged 22)   Olimpia
21 3MF Hugo Martínez (2000-04-27)27 April 2000 (aged 19)   Libertad
22 1GK Luis Franco (1999-04-10)10 April 1999 (aged 20)   Sol de América
23 4FW Erik López (2001-11-27)27 November 2001 (aged 18)   Olimpia

Notable playersEdit

Former squadsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Los 23 elegidos para el Preolímpico "Colombia 2020"" (in Spanish). APF. 27 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Sergio Bareiro se sumó a la Albirroja Sub 23 en reemplazo de Sebastián Ferreira" (in Spanish). APF. 3 January 2020.

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