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Nestor Ortigoza

  • Position: Midfielder
  • Squad number: 20
  • Date of birth: 7 October, 1984 (25 years old)
  • Height: 5'11" (180cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Shots on target | off target
1 Nestor Ortigoza
0|0 Nestor Ortigoza
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 Nestor Ortigoza
0 Nestor Ortigoza
3 Total Paraguay
3 Total Paraguay
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
1|1 Nestor Ortigoza
0|0 Nestor Ortigoza
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

Sturdy defensive midfielder who only obtained Paraguayan citizenship in April 2009, making his debut in the penultimate qualifier, Ortigoza was born and raised in Argentina but is eligible through his Paraguayan father.

He was actually called up by Argentina in December 2008, when he was one of 14 domestic-based players selected by Diego Maradona to play a practice match against a youth team.

He was in fine form for his club this year, helping Argentinos Juniors win the Clausura, their first league title for 25 years. He has been linked with a move to River Plate but says he is focused on the World Cup.

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