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Julio Cesar Caceres

  • Position: Defender
  • Squad number: 5
  • Date of birth: 5 October, 1979 (30 years old)
  • Height: 5'11" (181cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Shots on target | off target
1 Julio Cesar Caceres
0|0 Julio Cesar Caceres
0 As substitute
23|29 Total Paraguay
20 Most shots on target Diego Forlan
5 Total Paraguay
12 Most shots off target Asamoah Gyan, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wesley Sneijder
Goals Assists
0 Julio Cesar Caceres
0 Julio Cesar Caceres
3 Total Paraguay
3 Total Paraguay
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
2|2 Julio Cesar Caceres
0|0 Julio Cesar Caceres
83|76 Total Paraguay
9|0 Total Paraguay
20 Most fouls by Mark Van Bommel
25 Most fouls on Andres Iniesta

Paraguay games played

  1. Italy 1-1 Paraguay
    Monday, 14 June Match report
  2. Slovakia 0-2 Paraguay
    Sunday, 20 June Match report
  3. Paraguay 0-0 New Zealand
    Thursday, 24 June Match report
  4. Paraguay 0-0 Japan
    Tuesday, 29 June Match report
  5. Paraguay 0-1 Spain
    Saturday, 3 July Match report

Player Profile

A composed defender, he formed a good partnership with Paulo Da Silva in qualifying. The 30-year-old started off as a midfielder before reinventing himself as a ball-playing centre-back. First choice at the last two World Cups, his place could be under threat in South Africa.

Caceres moved to Atletico Mineiro earlier this year, saying he was worried the in-fighting at Boca Juniors would affect his form going into the World Cup. Despite his generally impressive displays for the club, some Boca fans turned on Caceres after he criticised star playmaker Juan Riquelme in 2008.

Aside from a brief stint in France, he has spent his entire career in Latin America, playing in Mexico, Brazil and Argentina, where he had spells with both River Plate and Boca.

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