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Football resumed in South America after all the major leagues were halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic with a match of the state football tournament in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro. Both the football clubs and fans were eagerly waiting for the sport to return to South America. According to a report, South America’s very first national football league will return to Paraguay on 17th July 2020. The Copa Libertadores Tournament was back again with the match between Bangu and Flamengo at the iconic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, the Maracana Stadium. Though the game was played, it was not as charming and cheerful because of the absence of crowds.


Marcelo Crivella, the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro gave the authorization to resume the tournament. He said that Jair Bolsonaro is set to attend the match. The Rio de Janeiro Football Tournament is the first competition for professional football to return to South America amidst the pandemic. Though top football clubs resumed playing in Brazil, they have gone into an argument whether the decision of restarting games was correct by looking at the current situation.
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Robert Lewandowski has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo asked him to join Real Madrid during the Portugal international’s time at the Santiago Bernabeu. Ronaldo spent 9 productive years with the Blancos before he left for Juventus two years ago. He won 2 league titles and four champions league titles among other top honours.


Ronaldo was famous among the BBC trident in Madrid’s attack. He formed a formidable understanding with Benzema and Bale. The trio combined well to deliver 3 consecutive champions league trophies for Madrid. But before Bale joined Madrid in 2014. Madrid played against Borussia Dortmund in the last four of the UEFA Champions League in 2013.
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Former Arsenal and Manchester City player, Emmanuel Adebayor has moved to Paraguay to link up with Olympia, the Premira division reigning champions.

Emmanuel Adebayo who has represented top clubs in Europe left Turkey to link up with former teammate, Roque Santa Cruz.

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Japan and Switzerland were already sure of their progress to the next stage of the ongoing FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup but the tie between host Paraguay and United States of America was a chance for either of the two to grab something home. Just to ensure they didn’t totally disgrace their home nations.


Sentiments are part of football. Nick Perera, the current USA captain didn’t want the night to go to complete hence he made the remarkable gesture of giving his armband to a veteran of his country.
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Tottenham are reportedly interested in the signing of Newcastle ace Miguel Almiron according to reports from England. The Paraguay international who signed from the MLS in January has been one of the impressive players for Steve Bruce’s side.

The fleet-footed playmaker has been able to thrive within the EPL despite the physical nature of the league. Spurs are thought to be planning a move for Almiron as they resign themselves to losing Denmark ace Christian Eriksen.
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It’s time for Brazil to face Paraguay, their old enemies in the quarterfinals. This is the third time in a row that Brazil and Paraguay are coming face-to-face for Copa America. Between the two teams, one has seen the most number of successes in the history of the World Cup and the other one has never reached beyond the last eight. One has won five Copa America in the last 30 years, while the other has not won a single in the past 40 years. One of the teams boasts of its most capped player Cafu with the help of whom the nation won Champions League and World Cup championship thrice. The other team has Paulo da Silva, the former Sunderland center-back footballer. In spite of all the advantages that Brazil has, Paraguay managed to eliminate from the championships in 2011 as well as in 2015.

Brazil meant last-minute equalizer to many as they had the capacity to change the match at any point of time with a 2-2 draw against Paraguay some years ago in a Copa America match. It was a similar story every time; apart from the one that they finished with 0-0. The prospect of a high-pressing or a high-tempo match wedded to the habitual tendency of Paraguay is much appealing. But according to the evidence of the team, they remain as a work-in-progress team only. They have now become more of attacking threat than they were in the past, but with the increase of enhanced creativity, the vulnerability of the team have also increased.
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It’s time for Brazil to face Paraguay, their old enemies in the quarterfinals. This is the third time in a row that Brazil and Paraguay are coming face-to-face for Copa America. Between the two teams, one has seen the most number of successes in the history of the World Cup and the other one has never reached beyond the last eight. One has won five Copa America in the last 30 years, while the other has not won a single in the past 40 years. One of the teams boasts of its most capped player Cafu with the help of whom the nation won Champions League and World Cup championship thrice. The other team has Paulo da Silva, the former Sunderland center-back footballer. In spite of all the advantages that Brazil has, Paraguay managed to eliminate from the championships in 2011 as well as in 2015.

Brazil meant last-minute equalizer to many as they had the capacity to change the match at any point of time with a 2-2 draw against Paraguay some years ago in a Copa America match. It was a similar story every time; apart from the one that they finished with 0-0. The prospect of a high-pressing or a high-tempo match wedded to the habitual tendency of Paraguay is much appealing. But according to the evidence of the team, they remain as a work-in-progress team only. They have now become more of attacking threat than they were in the past, but with the increase of enhanced creativity, the vulnerability of the team have also increased.
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New Paraguay head coach Eduardo Berizzo believes that the team can improve and he will be looking forward to trying some new players. Berizzo replaced Juan Carlos Osorio at the head of the team after the latter chose to resign after just five months in charge.

The first competition for Eduardo Berizzo will be the Copa America and Paraguay found themselves in a really difficult group comprising of Argentina, Colombia, and Qatar.More Link

The 3 goals in the first half helped Mexico to win by 4-2 against the ten-man Paraguay. El Tri has managed to complete successive victories in the first two of where Gerardo “Tata” Martino had been in charge.

Mexico simply rushed out of the block among more than 50,000 supporters in Levi’s Stadium. It was Jonathan dos Santos who had opened the score in a 6th minute. An own goal by Gustavo Gomez had been made in the score 2-0 only 3 minutes later. The score had been wrapped up by Javier Hernandez in the twenty-fourth minute.
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It has been announced that the Paraguayan national team will have a friendly game against the El Tri of Mexico, a game which will be played later in March.

This match will see former El Tri manager, Juan Carlos Osorio, come up against many of the players he coached during his time in charge of the Mexican national team. He will not have many fond memories of El Tri following series of poor results when he was at the helm.
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