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Last Updated: Monday June 05 2006 10:40 GMT


Population: 6.2m

Capital: Asuncion

Fact: Up to 95% of Paraguyans are mestizos - people of mixed Spanish and native American blood

Manager: Anibal 'Mano' Ruiz

How did they qualify: Got the fourth slot for South America with a round to spare

World Cup winners?: Not yet

Paraguay: Flag and strip
Manager: 'Mano' Ruiz
Star man: Roque Santa Cruz
Star man: Bayern Munich's Roque Santa Cruz has been plagued by a knee injury this season, but shows great skill and pace when fit

World ranking: 33

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