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02/11/2008
1:3 (1:0)
  • Rebeca FERNANDEZ (32')
  • Cris Mabel FLORES (48' OG)
  • Vicki DiMARTINO (77')
  • Courtney VERLOO (83')

Summary

US beat plucky Paraguay

USA are off the mark at New Zealand 2008 but they had to survive a major scare to see off the spirited challenge of a much-improved Paraguay.

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Line-up

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18
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4
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7
9
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10
9
12
10
15
11
16
14
19
20
20

Substitute(s)

12
1
21
21
2
3
13
5
15
7
16
8
17
11
18
13
19
14
6
17

Coaches

Carlos BAEZ (PAR)
(USA) Kazbek TAMBI

Officials

Referee: Thalia MITSI (GRE)Assistant Referee 1: Maria SUKENIKOVA (SVK)Assistant Referee 2: Romina SANTUARI (ITA)Fourth official: Michelle PYE (CAN)

Statistics

9Shots19
2Corner kicks8
2Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
45%Possession (%)55%
  • USA's Kate Bennett in action against Paraguay
  • USA's Kristie Mewis vies with Paraguay's Paola Zalazar
  • USA's Crystal Dunn in action against Paraguay
  • USA's Olivia Klei in action against Paraguay
  • USA's Kristie Mewis in action against Paraguay
  • Paraguay's coach Carlos Baez gestures against USA
"We had a good gameplan today and were aiming to score a few goals, but unfortunately it took us a while to put away our chances. But I was really pleased with the kids that they didn't get discouraged," Kazbek Tambi, USA coach.