The new cycle of the Paraguayan team with Guillermo Barros Schelotto at the helm already has its first summoned. Facing the double date of the Conmebol Qualifiers for November, the ‘Twin’ announced the 23 soccer players from abroad that he will have to face Chile and Colombia, respectively. There are some news regarding the last list that his predecessor Eduardo Berizzo gave.
Paraguay needs to add victories to continue dreaming of qualifying for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Barros Schelotto arrived to change the face of a beaten national team, after the overwhelming defeat suffered in La Paz against Bolivia (4-0). With 12 points in the Conmebol Qualifiers, the ‘Albirroja’ marches in eighth place with 12 points and is four points from the playoffs, the place occupied by Uruguay.
Thinking about the double date in November against Chile and Colombia, Guillermo has already announced those who are his first summoned as coach of the Paraguayan team and has already gotten his hands on the Berizzo cycle. Among the novelties, some appearances and also certain absences of footballers abroad stand out.
Among those who were called up, the names that were most surprising due to their call are those of Matías Rojas, Racing Club midfielder, and the returns of Celso Ortíz de Monterrey from Mexico and Andrés Cubas from Nimes from France. Meanwhile, Braian Ojeda (Nottingham Forest), who was taken into account by Berizzo, also returns to the team after being absent in the last call in October.
Those absent from previous lists also have names that attract attention. The one that surprises the most is that of Gastón Giménez, a Chicago Fire footballer, whom the ‘Twin’ decided to leave out for no reason. Meanwhile, two others who have been left out of this call are Hernán Pérez (Al Ahli), who had started in La Paz, and Blas Riveros (Brondby), who comes from an injury.
Announcement of Paraguay
Archers: Antony Silva (Puebla-MEX) and Gerardo Ortiz (Once Caldas-COL).
Defenses: Gustavo Gómez (Palmeiras-BRA), Robert Rojas (River Plate-ARG), Júnior Alonso (Atlético Mineiro-BRA), Fabián Balbuena (Dinamo Moscow-RUS), Omar Alderete (Valencia-ESP), David Martínez (River Plate-ARG ), Juan Escobar (Cruz Azul-MEX), Santiago Arzamendia (Cádiz-ESP).
Midfielders: Richard Sánchez (América-MEX), Jorge Morel (Lanús-ARG), Andrés Cubas (Nimes-FRA), Alejandro Romero Gamarra (Al Taawoun-ARS), Mathías Villasanti (Gremio-BRA), Matías Rojas (Racing-ARG), Braian Ojeda (Nottingham Forest, ING), Celso Ortíz (Monterrey-MEX).
Forwards: Antonio Sanabria (Torino-ITA), Carlos González (Tigres-MEX), Braian Samudio (Toluca-MEX), Miguel Almirón (Newcastle-GBR), Luis Amarilla (Liga de Quito-ECU).