Paraguay names home-based squad for friendly

Paraguay names home-based squad for friendly

Published May. 20, 2011 7:14 p.m. ET

Paraguay coach Gerardo Martino has named a squad of mostly home-based players for Wednesday's friendly match against Argentina.

Boca Juniors midfielder Orlando Gaona is the only player included who does not play in Paraguay.

Players from the Cerro Porteno club have also been left out because the team has reached the semifinals of the Copa Libertadores.

Argentina coach Sergio Batista has also named a squad of players based in the domestic league for the match, which will serve as a warm-up for July's Copa America.


The friendly will be played in Residencia, Argentina.



Goalkeepers: Joel Silva (Guarani), Tobias Vargas (Libertad)

Defenders: Tomas Bartomeus (Guarani), Ismael Benegas (Rubio Nu), Oscar Ayala (Rubio Nu), Ronald Huth (Tacuary), Luis Cabral (Sol de America), Elvis Marecos (Guarani), Richard Salinas (Independiente), Marcos Miers (Nacional)

Midfielders: Marcos Riveros (Nacional), Angel Enciso (Luqueno), Osmar Molinas (Olimpia), Eric Ramos (Rubio Nu), Milton Benitez (Luqueno), Silvio Torales (Nacional), Gustavo Cristaldo (Rubio Nu), Orlando Gaona (Boca Juniors)

Forwards: Pablo Zeballos (Olimpia), Robin Ramirez (Rubio Nu), Ramon Cardozo (Tacuary), Julian Benitez (Guarani)