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Angolan Supporters Angolan football supporters and the Palancas Negras (The Black Antelopes) have succeeded in the placing the name of Angola on the football map since 1982. Since their apperance in the World Cup (Germany 2006) Angola is gradually emerging as a promising side.
Nigerian Football Team Football fans will not forget nostalic memories of Nigeria's glorious days when the Eagles boasted of the mesmorising talent of Austin Jayjay Okocha and the defence barrier provided by Sunday Oliseh Rashidi Yekini as the scoring machine upfront.
Egyptian Football Team The pharaoh of Egypt, the African cup holder are the most successful team (6 titles) that the continental competition has ever recorded. Regrettably Pharaohs' failed to qualify for South Africa 2010. This lack of form questione their readiness.
Ghanian Fans Ghanaian football fans are the fact that Black stars have given a good account of themselves in matches. Stars have been enjoying massive support from fans. By all account, the soccer fever sweeping the nation surpasses even the heydays of Ghanaian football.
Cameroun Football Team Cameroun emerges as a football force in Africa and has been able to set a number of records at the World Cup. The Indomitable Lions particpated in the World Cup 5 times (1982, 1990, 1994, 1998 and 2002); and first African team to reach the quarter finals.

Paraguay is another South American giant that has taken part in the World cup seven times and went up to second round three times; 1986, 1998, 2002. They have never been able to win the trophy.

 In quest for a ticket to South Africa, Paraguay led the South American group at the end of 2008 but relinquished that lead with a string of poor results by 2009 before steadying the boat with a 1-0 win over Bolivia before qualifying by beating Argentina in Asuncion by the same score. Disappointed not to win the group following a 2-1 home loss to eliminated Colombia in their last qualifier.

COACH: Gerardo Martino. A 47-year-old Argentine, former Newell's Old Boys midfielder who took charge in February 2007 after winning Paraguayan league titles with Libertad and Cerro Porteno. He led Paraguay to the top of the South American qualifying group at the end of 2008 playing a classic 4-4-2.

KEY PLAYERS:

Salvador Cabanas (America, Mexico): Aged 29and is a Striker. Forward who likes to be involved in the build-up of attacks, he created the brilliant goal scored by fellow striker  Nelson Haedo against Argentina that secured qualification.

Paulo da Silva (Sunderland):  Aged 29 and plays in the central defence. In the traditional mould of solid Paraguayan defenders, strong in the air, he has graduated to team captain having been part of the 2006 side that failed to get through the group stage.

Justo Villar (Real Valladolid): Aged 32 and is the Goalkeeper. Experienced keeper who will hope to make up for a disappointing 2006 tournament when injury put him out after seven minutes in Paraguay's opening match against England

Prospects:

Paraguay came 29th on FIFA classification table as of 3rd March 2010. A kind draw could see them fulfil their ambition to go where no other Paraguay team has been before and reach the quarter-finals. They have the balance, sufficient skills and good coaching to achieve this.

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