Paraguay names World Cup squad for friendly

Paraguay coach Gerardo Martino named most of the team that

reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup for a friendly against

Costa Rica on Wednesday in Asuncion.

The only absence will be midfielder Diego Barreto, who is out

with an injury. He will be replaced by Osvaldo Martinez of the

Mexican club Monterrey.

The game will be played to honor Paraguay footballer Salvador

Cabanas, who survived a gunshot wound to the head on Jan. 25 in a

bar in Mexico City. He played for Mexican club America. He has been

undergoing treatment at a rehabilitation clinic in the Argentine

capital Buenos Aires.


Goalkeepers: Justo Villar (Valladolid), Aldo Bobadilla

(Corinthians), Diego Barreto (Cerro Porteno).

Defenders: Denis Caniza (Leon), Paulo Da Silva (Sunderland),

Claudio Morel (Boca Juniors), Julio C. Caceres (Atletico Mineiro),

Carlos Bonet (Libertad), Dario Veron (Pumas), Aureliano Torres (San

Lorenzo), Antolin Alcaraz (Wigan Atletic).

Midfielders: Cristian Riveros (Sunderland), Jonathan Santana

(Kayserispor), Victor Caceres (Libertad), Enrique Vera (Atlas),

Osvaldo Martinez (Monterrey), Nestor Ortigoza (Argentinos


Forwards: Roque Santa Cruz (Manchester City), Nelson Haedo

Valdez (Borussia Dortmund), Oscar Cardozo (Benfica), Edgar Benitez

(Pachuca), Lucas Barrios (Borussia Dortmund), Rodolfo Gamarra