Opponents of Italy: Paraguay called Barrios

Paraguay, rival champions Italy in their opening match has announced the preliminary list of 30 players for the upcoming World Cup

Cabanas striker - who had been shot in the head earlier this year - has not been summoned and he was replaced by Lucas Barrios Borrussia Dortmund. Although Cabanas was able to practice again, but this player is the style of the best as well as physically. Therefore, the coach was forced to summon Martin Barrios, players never to recruit.

The absence Cabanas is a great loss to Paraguay, because the striker is the top player in the team's qualifying campaign. However, Cabanas is entirely possible alternative worthy after outstanding performances in Dortmund shirt this season. Even in his first season the team moved to the Ruhr region from Colo Colo of Chile, Barrios has played up to boom and this time, he had to work up 18 times, helping Dortmund in the group competition rate Project Europa League next season.

Prof Dr Barrios was born in San Fernando, Argentina, but has citizenship in Paraguay in April last. With Barrios, a winning team productivity in Argentina is extremely difficult, by Diego Maradona is in the hands of too many players. So, he decided to nourish Paraguay World Cup dream. In the list of 30 players have been summoned coach Gerado Martino has three players to have roots again as Argentina Barrios Jonathan Santana, Nestor Ortigoza and Sergio Aquino.

But to win an official capacity in the list of 23 players to South Africa, Barrios will be competitive with striker "code base" like Santa Cruz (Man City), Oscar Cardozo (Benfica), and both in Dortmund teammate, Nelson Valdez.

Paraguay will play four friendly matches before officially entered the World Cup. Martino's team coach will rock with Korea on 15 / 5 in Switzerland, Ireland met on 25 / 5 in Dublin, Ivory Coast clashed in France on 30 / 5 and clashes in Switzerland to Greece on 2 / 6.

Preliminary list:

Goalkeepers: Justo Villar (Valladolid, Spain), Aldo Bobadilla (Independiente Medellin, Colombia), Diego Barreto (Cerro Porteno).

Defenders: Denis Cañiza (Leon, Mexico), Dario Verón (Pumas), Julio Cesar Caceres (Atletico Mineiro, Brazil), Paulo Da Silva (Sunderland, England), Antolin Alcaraz (Brugge, Belgium), Claudio Morel (Boca Juniors, Argenitna), Carlos Bonet (Olimpia), Julio Manzur (Olimpia), Aureliano Torres (San Lorenzo, Argentina).

Midfielders: Enrique Vera (Liga de Quito, Euador), Cristian Riveros (Cruz Azul, Mexico), Jonathan Santana (Wolfsburg, Germany) Nestor Ortigoza (Argentinos Juniors, Argentina), Victor Caceres (Libertad), Edgar Barreto (Atalanta, Italy ), Marcelo Estigarribia (Newell's Old Boys, Argentina), Eduardo Ledesma (Lanus, Argentina), Sergio Aquino (Libertad), Marcos Caceres (Racing Club, Argentina).

Forwards: Oscar Cardozo (Benfica, Portugal), Nelson Haedo Valdez, Lucas Barrios (Dortmund, Germany), Osvaldo Martinez (Monterrey, Mexico), Edgar Benitez (Pachuca, Mexico), Jorge Achucarro (Newell's Old Boys, Argentina) , Rodolfo Gamarra (Libertad), Roque Santa Cruz (Man City).