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Paraguay are the favourites to take the three points on offer in their next 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Venezuela in the South American region. The Paraguayans take on Venezuela at the Estadio Defensores de Chaco in capital city Asuncion hoping to return to winning ways after the draw with Colombia in the last World Cup qualifier.

Juventus utility player Juan Cuadrado scored from the spot eight minutes into the second half for Colombia to cancel out the first half opener from Antonio Sanabria. Torino attacker Sanabria had earlier given Paraguay the lead five minutes before the half-time break. The draw with the Colombians ended the run of two straight defeats for Paraguay in the South American section of the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers.More Link

Miguel Almiron is back inNewcastle United training having missed a large part of preseason as his club step up preparations for the new Premier League campaign starting within a week.

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Newcastle United attacker Almiron is back to the Benton base of the Magpies after his exertions with Paraguay at the Copa America this summer. He was part of the Paraguay squad that lost out to Peru at the quarterfinal stage.
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Paraguay are through to the quarterfinals of the ongoing Copa America tournament in Brazil after their win over Chile. The Chileans came into the game against Paraguay at the Estadio Nacional Mane Garrinchawith an unbeaten record after their first three games in Group A only to lose that unbeaten status at the hands of the Paraguayans.

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Paraguay beat Chile 2-0 on Thursday night to end their unbeaten run and also leapfrog them on the Group A standings. The victory catapulted Paraguay above their opponents into second place behind leaders Argentina, while Chile dropped from second to third as a result.
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Newcastle United will play Premier League football for at least another season after their Premier League safety was confirmed courtesy the stunning 4-2 win over hosts Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Friday night.

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Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron was in the Newcastle United starting line-up for the game. The Paraguay international started the game in midfield alongside Jonjo Shelvey and Arsenal loanee Joe Willock. Willock is on loan at the club from fellow Premier League side Arsenal.
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West Ham United defender Fabian Balbuena is set for a baptism of fire when his team take on London rivals Chelsea at home in a crucial league game on Saturday afternoon. The Paraguay international player is expected to be named in the Hammers starting XI in the place of the suspended Craig Dawson for the visit of Chelsea.

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West Ham United and Chelsea are almost inseparable on the league table at the moment in the race to qualify for Champions League football next season and the outcome of the league match between the two teams could go a long way to determine the destination of the fourth and final Champions League spot with the first three spots close to being settled.
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Paraguay national team player Miguel Almiron was one of the absentees for Newcastle United during their crucial league trip to face West Brom at the Hawthorns in a week 28 game in the Premier League this season. Newcastle United and West Brom are actors as far as the relegation battle is concerned in the Premier League this season. The two teams met in the first game played on Sunday in the Premier League and they both had to settle for a goalless draw. Newcastle United had chances to win the game but the Joelinton-led forward line was not clinical enough to score the goals that could have taken the Magpies further away from the relegation zone. A lot of Newcastle United fans would have wanted Paraguay national team footballer Almiron to be fit for the game. He has shown that he’s more clinical in front of goal this season and his finishing could have proved useful for his team during the West Brom game. The Paraguay player missed the West Brom game because of the knee injury suffered during the last league game, a 1-1 draw at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers. The early update on the knee injury is that the Paraguay international won’t be back in action until next month.


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Most football players who ply their trade in the Paraguayan second division have taken to side hustles in order to fend for themselves after being hit by financial crises at their respective clubs in recent times. The global coronavirus pandemic struck their clubs hard to the extent that a lot of them have not been paid their salaries for over a year now, it has been confirmed.

Some of the players have had to settle for trading businesses and while some are into the business of selling eggs, some are gardeners, while others have turned to builders all in the bid to survive. The country’s second tier of football ended its season on the 17th of November 2019, but according to sources, the top football division in the country began only a few months after the pandemic set in; becoming the first football league to resume operations in South America.More Link

 

Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron is expected to keep his place in the Newcastle United team ahead of the trip to Manchester to face title contenders Manchester City in the Premier League on Boxing Day. The Paraguay player should keep his place despite being substituted during the disappointing Carabao Cup quarterfinal exit at the hands of London team Brentford in midweek. Paraguay midfielder Almiron played 65 minutes of the Brentford game before making way for striker Dwight Gayle.


Miguel Almiron was unable to affect the Carabao Cup clash with Brentford in a positive way though it must be stated that the scoreline was goalless by the time the Paraguay national team star was replaced by his English counterpart. Brentford scored the only goal of proceedings around one minute after he was subbed off. Josh da Silva was responsible for the goal that sealed a famous 1-0 home win over the Magpies thereby securing a spot in the semi-finals. Brentford were able to make history by qualifying for the last four of a major cup competition for the first time ever.Brentford will now face another Premier League team in Tottenham Hotspur in the last four of the competition in what’s a London Derby to determine who will qualify for the final.
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Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron is the recipient of the fastest goal in the Premier League this season after he netted his first goal this term during the win over West Brom at the weekend. The Paraguay international hit the opening goal of the game after 19 seconds to set hosts Newcastle United on their way to victory over struggling West Brom. Miguel Almiron holds the record for the quickest goal as a result of that strike against the Baggies. He has scored that solitary goal plus one assist in 11 league games this season though he was more productive in the EFL Cup this term with one goal and two assists in three games.


The early goal from Paraguay international Almiron gave the Magpies a slender first half. Fullback Darnell Furlong equalised for the visitors five minutes into the second half. The Baggies were closing in on a point until the final ten minutes of the game when substitute Dwight Gayle powered in a header off the cross from another substitute to win the game for Newcastle United. Miguel Almiron played for 86 minutes before he was subbed off for United States of America international De Andre Yedlin. The Newcastle United has scored two goals in 26 outings for Paraguay since his international career started five years ago.
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The controversies on using VAR are continued as Argentina held Paraguay at their home match on Thursday at La Bombonera. The on-field referee disallowed a goal from Lionel Messi which could have sealed their victory over Paraguay in the qualification round of World Cup 2022 at Qatar.


This was a very crucial match for both the teams to get forward to book their slot at the preliminary round of the World Cup 2022 at Qatar, though the match didn’t go well for both the teams. Angel Romero helped Paraguay to get a lead on Argentina. But Nicolas Gonzalez brought the equalizing goal for his team. Argentina started their journey of the qualifying round of the world cup with some perfect display of their intention to get the slot booked for them as early as possible. They beat Ecuador at their home ground and Bolivia in an away match. Both these matches were won with very narrow margins but still, them got full points from each of these matches. In such a situation Argentina wanted to win the match so that they could put one more step forward to qualify for the World Cup.
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