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Match summary

Paraguay squeeze into the last eight

Paraguay reached the FIFA World Cup™ quarter-finals for the first time as they edged Japan 5-3 in a penalty shoot-out after a drab goalless draw in Pretoria.

Match Highlights

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The penalty shoot-out is over.
CARDOZO (Paraguay) successfully converts the penalty!
HONDA (Japan) successfully converts the penalty!
H. VALDEZ (Paraguay) successfully converts the penalty!
KOMANO (Japan) rattles the crossbar from the spot!
RIVEROS (Paraguay) successfully converts the penalty!
HASEBE (Japan) successfully converts the penalty!
LUCAS (Paraguay) successfully converts the penalty!
ENDO (Japan) successfully converts the penalty!
E. BARRETO (Paraguay) successfully converts the penalty!
The penalty shoot-out is about to begin.
The referee blows for the end of the second period of extra time.
120'VERA (Paraguay) commits a foul.
118' RIVEROS (Paraguay) is yellow carded.
117'RIVEROS (Paraguay) illegally handles the ball.

Man of the Match

Midfielder

Statistics

Ball possession
58
%
42

Attempts

13Attempts12
6On-Target5
4Off-Target6

Disciplinary

26Fouls Committed29
1Yellow cards4
0Red Cards0

Attacking

6Corners5
1Offsides1
0Free kicks0
4Saves6

Line-ups

Paraguay
ParaguayPAR
Japan
JapanJPN
(GK)(C)
(GK)
2
Misses next match if booked 81'
Misses next match if booked 94'
60'
Misses next match if booked
13
Misses next match if booked
7
Misses next match if booked
65'
16
106'
19
17
(C)
75'
18
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
65'
94'
11
106'
75'
12
Not eligible to play
81'
17
15
60'
CoachCoach
Gerardo MARTINO (ARG)Takeshi OKADA (JPN)

Match Facts

Loftus Versfeld Stadium

  • Stadium nameLoftus Versfeld Stadium
  • CityTshwane/Pretoria

Officials

  • Referee: Frank DE BLEECKERE
    Belgium
    BelgiumBEL
  • Assistant Referee 1: Peter HERMANS (BEL)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Walter VROMANS (BEL)
  • Fourth official: Peter O'LEARY (NZL)