Paraguay v Trinidad and Tobago, 20 June 2006

Score2-0 to Paraguay
RefereeRoberto Rosetti
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals Group B
VenueFritz-Walter-Stadion, Kaiserslautern
Attendance46,000
Kick-Off: 21:00 Local (20:00 BST) Assistant referees: Cristiano Copelli (Italy) Alessandro Stagnelli (Italy) Fourth official: Frank De Bleeckere (Belgium) Fifth official: Peter Hermans (Belgium) Man of the Match: Julio dos Santos (Paraguay) The only two previous meetings between Trinidad & Tobago and Paraguay were friendly matches played at Port Of Spain in March 1989. Both games ended in draws.

2  Paraguay

Manager: Anibal Ruiz

0  Trinidad and Tobago

Manager: Leo Beenhakker

Goals:

Brent Sancho own goal 25 OG
Nelson Cuevas 86 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Aldo Bobadilla
Defender Julio Caceres
Defender Denis Caniza
Defender Carlos Gamarra (captain)
Defender Jorge Nunez
Defender/Midfielder Carlos Paredes
Midfielder Edgar Barreto
Midfielder Julio dos Santos
Forward Nelson Valdez

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Kelvin Jack
Defender Brent Sancho
Defender/Centre back Dennis Lawrence
Defender/Midfielder Carlos Edwards
Defender/Midfielder Avery John
Midfielder Chris Birchall
Midfielder Densill Theobald
Midfielder Aurtis Whitley
Forward Cornell Glen
Forward Stern John
Forward Dwight Yorke (captain)

Substitutions:

Nelson Cuevas for Nelson Valdez 66
Julio Cesar Manzur for Julio Caceres 77
Paulo da Silva for Denis Caniza 88

Substitutions:

Kenwyne Jones for Avery John 31
Evans Wise for Cornell Glen 41
Russell Latapy for Aurtis Whitley 67

Cards:

Carlos Paredes 30 Y
Julio dos Santos 54 Y

Cards:

Brent Sancho 45 Y
Aurtis Whitley 48 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Derlis Gomez
Goalkeeper Justo Villar
Defender Paulo da Silva
Midfielder Carlos Bonet
Midfielder Diego Gavilan
Midfielder Jose Montiel
Midfielder Cristian Riveros
Forward Nelson Cuevas
Forward Dante Lopez

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Shaka Hislop
Goalkeeper Clayton Ince
Defender Cyd Gray
Defender/Centre back Marvin Andrews
Defender/Centre back Ian Cox
Midfielder Russell Latapy
Midfielder Anthony Wolfe
Forward Kenwyne Jones
Forward Collin Samuel
Forward Jason Scotland
Forward Evans Wise

Comments:

This win meant Paraguay finished in third place in Group B. When they have reached the finals, this is the first time Paraguay have failed to progress beyond the group stage since 1958. They made it to the second round in each of their last three appearances.

Comments:

This defeat meant Trinidad & Tobago finished bottom of Group B. Trinidad & Tobago have become only eighth nation who have failed to score a goal at a World Cup finals. Trinidad & Tobago's Leo Beenhakker becomes the first coach to be in charge of seven World Cup finals matches without recording a victory.