BBC Sport
Skip to main contentAccess keys helpA-Z index

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
| Help

Last Updated: Friday, 11 November 2005, 14:05 GMT
Togo lose to Paraguay
The national team of Togo
The Hawks are one of Africa's representatives at the World Cup

Paraguay fought back from 2-1 down at half time to beat fellow World Cup qualifiers Togo 4-2 in the first game of a four-team tournament in the Iranian capital on Friday.

Paraguay will now face Macedonia in Sunday's final after the Balkan side beat Iran 2-1 in Friday's second match.

Iran will play Togo in the third-place playoff.

Paraguay's early pressure paid dividends in the 12th minute when Dante Lopez muscled past his marker and bobbled the ball over diving keeper Tchagnirou Ouronimini.

Togo equalised in the 33rd minute when Cherif-Toure Mamam thumped a penalty into the top right corner, beating a diving Miguel Cardenas.

Two minutes later, they went ahead when Soulemane Kobert converted from close-range.

But Paraguay rallied straight after half-time, launching wave after wave of attacks on the increasingly erratic Togo defenders who kept slipping on the rain-drenched pitch.

Lopez connected with a corner in the 51st minute, heading powerfully past Ouronimini.

Six minutes later Carlos Bonet struck from the edge of the box, getting a deflection off a Togolese defender that looped into the net.

Julio Dos Santos scored Paraguay's fourth in the 65th minute to confirm the South Americans dominance.

Togo in Iran for mini-tournament
10 Nov 05 |  African


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

E-mail services | Sport on mobiles/PDAs


Back to top

Sport Homepage | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League | Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Snooker | Horse Racing | Cycling | Disability sport | Olympics 2012 | Sport Relief | Other sport...

BBC Sport Academy >> | BBC News >> | BBC Weather >>
About the BBC | News sources | Privacy & Cookies Policy | Contact us
banner watch listen bbc sport