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Paraguay Coach Arce Recalls Marcos Caceres For Team’s World Cup Qualifier Clash With Brazil

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Paraguay coach Francisco Arce has called up veteran right-back Marcos Caceres for the team’s World Cup qualifier against Brazil on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old replaces Juan Patino, who suffered an unspecified muscle injury during the team’s 2-1 victory over Ecuador in Asuncion on Thursday.

“He underwent a medical evaluation and there was no [muscular] tear. But there was a strain,” the Paraguayan Football Association said in a statement.

Caceres, who currently plays with Cerro Porteno in Paraguay’s top division, has been capped 15 times for Paraguay since his international debut in 2007.

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Paraguay are seventh in the South American zone World Cup qualifying standings with 18 points from 13 matches, 12 points behind leaders Brazil.⁠⁠⁠⁠

(With Inputs From Xinhua)

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