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 By Reuters

Japan collect first win of 2018 in final World Cup friendly vs. Paraguay

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Japan claimed their first victory of the year on Tuesday, coming from behind to beat Paraguay 4-2 and boost sagging morale a week before their opening World Cup Group H match against Colombia.

It was The Blue Samurai's first win under coach Akira Nishino, who had lost friendlies against Ghana and Switzerland since taking over in April.

Japan, one of the most successful Asian teams, having qualified for the World Cup for a sixth consecutive time, scored four times despite managing only three shots...

Paraguayan court confirms extradition of ex-CONMEBOL chief Nicolas Leoz

Martin Ainstein's train pulls up at World Cup host city Rostov-on-Don, home of the historic Museum of Railways.
On 1 May the Trophy has returned to Russia, the host country of the upcoming FIFA World Cup, where it was welcomed by 2002 Brazilian winner Gilberto Silva.

ASUNCION, Paraguay -- A Paraguayan court on Tuesday confirmed the extradition of Nicolas Leoz, the former president of South America's football confederation.

However, his defense attorney said they would appeal the decision at the country's Supreme Court.

The 89-year-old Leoz was charged in a corruption scandal being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department, and has been held under house arrest in Asuncion fighting the extradition order.

A court in November approved his extradition to the United...

Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay agree on 12 host cities for 2030 World Cup

Lionel Messi's native country of Argentina is planning a joint bid with Uruguay and Paraguay for the 2030 World Cup.

Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay have agreed on 12 cities where they want to host the centenary World Cup in 2030.

The Argentine Football Association said on Monday the plan would grant eight cities to Argentina and two each for Paraguay and Uruguay. The names of the cities were not disclosed.

Bidding is not due to open for another four years but leaders of all three national bodies say they want to make a joint bid.

The South American nations are expected to face tough competition for the hosting...

U.S. not slowed by lack of experience in friendly win over Paraguay

With just four substitutions used, ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno questions the lack of minutes for the USMNT's up-and-coming players against Paraguay.
Timothy Weah talks through all the emotions he experienced as he earned his first cap with the United States.

CARY, N.C. -- The U.S. men's national team defeated Paraguay 1-0 in an international friendly on Tuesday. Bobby Wood's penalty late in the first half provided the winning margin, while the U.S. defense held firm, despite a few late scrambles.

Here are three thoughts on the Americans' first win since last October.

1. Lack of experience doesn't slow U.S.

The storyline heading into the match was how few caps could be found on the U.S. roster. There were eight uncapped players and another 10...

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Youthful United States hold on for friendly win vs. Paraguay

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Timothy Weah talks through all the emotions he experienced as he earned his first cap with the United States.

The United States hung on for a 1-0 friendly win against Paraguay in Cary, North Carolina on Tuesday night.

Dave Sarachan trotted out a very experimental XI and the young lineup looked sharp for the most part in the opening 20 minutes, defending well and nearly finding the back of the net through Kenny Saief after some good build-up play just past the 15-minute mark.

And the U.S. opened the scoring just before halftime when Bobby Wood calmly dispatched a spot kick after Tyler Adams had been tripped...