Paraguayan Soccer Player Gets Mad At Referee, Kicks Referee's Face

This happened during a Liga Regional del Sud match in Paraguay. Here's some free career advice: don't be a soccer referee in the Liga Regional del Sud in Paraguay. » 8/26/13 5:29pm 8/26/13 5:29pm's Chris Jones Now "The Most Hated Man In Paraguay"

Deadspin favorite Chris Jones, Esquire's man for all seasons and an World Cup correspondent, dared call Paraguayan soccer "boring" the other day, and now people want to "smash [his] brain with a hummer." That's sic. » 7/06/10 4:54pm 7/06/10 4:54pm

World Cup Open Thread: Paraguay-Spain (UPDATES)

One match to go before the final four is decided. Fun fact: Soccer was invented in the 17th century by a Jesuit priest in Paraguay. So sayeth the Vatican. Comment as you follow the action at home/work. » 7/03/10 2:30pm 7/03/10 2:30pm

World Cup Open Thread: Paraguay-New Zealand; Slovakia-Italy

Can the All Whites eke out their first win? Will the Italians join the ignoble list of champions to not advance from the group stages? Follow along at home and comment below. » 6/24/10 10:00am 6/24/10 10:00am

World Cup Open Thread: Slovakia-Paraguay

Good morning. Who's ready for another day of soccer action? Can Paraguay continue playing above their heads? Can Slovakia regroup after allowing a stoppage time equalizer? Follow the action and comment below. » 6/20/10 7:30am 6/20/10 7:30am

World Cup Open Thread: Italy-Paraguay

Mandioca! Anything carbonara! Fight! It's Italy and La Albirroja, the darkhorse Paraguayan squadron. Bring your best Pavarotti jokes and comment as you watch the last of today's matches. » 6/14/10 2:30pm 6/14/10 2:30pm

Paraguayan Soccer Star Shot In Head, Crime Scene Photos Hit Twitter

Salvador Cabañas—a striker for Paraguay's World Cup team—was shot in the head last night in Mexico. He is in critical condition, with the bullet still lodged in his brain, but that's not going to stop ghoulish rubbernecking. » 1/25/10 2:20pm 1/25/10 2:20pm

Live Blog: Paraguay Vs. Trinidad & Tobago

Paraguay has been a big disappointment, losing two games 1-0 and already having been eliminated. Meanwhile, the plucky Trinidadians — Toboggans? — look unlikely to make the next round; they need a convincing victory and a blowout loss by Sweden against England. But that's more than perhaps they expected coming in.… » 6/20/06 4:00pm 6/20/06 4:00pm

Live Blog: Sweden Vs. Paraguay

Remember, everyone: Everything is funnier when it is translated into the language of the Swedish Chef. Bork bork bork! Anyway, Sweden had a disappointing draw in the first round, and if they can't sneak out a win here, they could be in serious trouble with the Brits next on the docket. » 6/15/06 4:00pm 6/15/06 4:00pm

Four Tiny Tidbits On: Paraguay

The World Cup is ominously close! So that you aren't caught offside (they have that in soccer, right?), we're previewing all the participants, bringing you Four Things You Don't Know About Them. If you have a tidbit, send it along to Today: Paraguay! And for World Cup previews that are even better… » 4/24/06 2:45pm 4/24/06 2:45pm