Paraguay is getting ready for the approaching 2015 Copa America and the squad which is currently being managed by Victor Genes played against China and Korea Republic in October but both matches finished in a defeat as the Asian squads proved to be just way too much for Paraguay but the head coach Victor Genes had already said that these recently played friendly matches were going to be nothing more than warm up games for his squad.
‘’These matches will help form an appropriate squad that is good enough to play in the 2015 Copa America and hopefully we can earn our spot into the 2018 World Cup. After 4 consecutive World Cup qualifications, we failed on getting into the 2014 World Cup but life goes on and we must have to create a new squad’’ Paraguay’s Victor Genes said.
Paraguay made a trip to the Cheonan Baekseok Stadium as they played a friendly match with Korea Republic on October 10 with the Asian team coming out with a 2-0 victory.
The Paraguayan goal-keeper Antony Silva had to make an early save in order to deny Tae-Hee Nam from scoring as Korea Republic started the match as the better team in the early stages of the game.
The early dominance that the hosts had implanted into the pitch was evident a few minutes later when Paraguay allowed their opponents with just too much space on the pitch and Lee Chung-Yong capitalized on this as he rushed down the right wing and delivered a cross over to Kim Min-Woo as he scored the opening goal of the match at the 27th minute.
Only 5 minutes later and Tae-Hee Nam extended the lead of his squad by 2 goals as he scored with a close range shot that went into the back of the net.
Paraguay tried to get back into the game in the 2nd half as the team of Victor Genes improved significantly but ultimately failed on scoring a single goal.
China were the next opponents of Paraguay as they battled against each other in another friendly match which also saw the Paraguayan side sustaining another defeat but even with these successive losses, Victor Genes remains optimistic about what his squad can offer and do in the upcoming 2015 Copa America.