The Paraguayan soccer team unfortunately said goodbye to the Copa América by falling on penalties 4-3 against their counterpart from Peru, after drawing 3-3 in regulation time.
Ángel and Óscar Romero, two bastions of the Albirroja, left a message after the painful elimination of the Guaraní from the continental competition of national teams.
“We said goodbye to the Copa América standing up, with the satisfaction of having left everything in each game. Thanks to all the fans for the support they always have,” says the text posted on social networks.
The scheme led by Eduardo Berizzo managed to get into the top eight of the tournament, but luck and precision were not on our side in the vital match against the Inca.
We said goodbye to the Copa América standing up, with the satisfaction of having left everything in each game.
Thanks to all the fans for the support they always have ???????? pic.twitter.com/OJe8kdpmvx
– RomeroTeam (@RomeroTeam_) July 3, 2021
Libertad’s offensive midfielder, Julio Enciso, fulfilled the dream of many at just 17 years old. He was called up to the Paraguayan team and made his official debut in the Copa América 2021, being one of the youngest footballers to wear the Albirroja in official games.
Gumarelo’s talented offensive entered the last game against Peru and never shrunk, as in his debut, which had been against Bolivia. Excited, Enciso expressed his feelings after the incredible dream for him, which lasted a little over a month, since he was with Albirroja since the call for the Qualifiers.
“The pride of being Paraguayan is immense, to continue that there is still a long way to go. Thankful to God for being part of this excellent group that is up for great things,” said the 17-year-old footballer.
Julio Enciso played a little more than five minutes against Bolivia and about 10 against Peru, having his first moments with the Paraguayan national team.
A unique unforgettable experience for me Thank you my God for everything ???????????? pic.twitter.com/tqd4O63jC6
– Julio Enciso (@ julioEnciso33) July 3, 2021
The “Braves” of FC Juárez from the Mexican First Division released one of the Paraguayans who made up the team’s roster.
The experienced William Mendieta is no longer at the club. Thank you, William Mendieta! We wish you the best in your future projects. Much success in your future projects! “, Says the text.
The “Willy” played 25 games with the Mexico team shirt and recorded one goal. Now, with the pass in hand, he has everything on track for his return to the Franjeado for the Clausura and the Copa Libertadores.
William Mendieta, 31-year-old offensive, has experience in local clubs such as Libertad, Rubio Ñu, Sol de América and Olimpia. In the international field he played in Palmeiras in Brazil and is currently in Juárez in Mexico.
Thank you, William Mendieta!
– FC Juárez (@fcjuarezoficial) July 3, 2021
William Mendieta was released from Juárez, who told him that it was not in the club’s plans, and he has everything on track to return to #Olympiad. @SomosVersusPY @ Universe970py pic.twitter.com/fY1zXi2yXy
– Andrés Rolón (@ AndresRolon86) July 3, 2021
He left a legacy of 151 official matches at Olimpia, accumulated 10,171 minutes played, 62 goals and 46 assists, also had five titles won with the Dean (Apertura 2018 and 2019 plus Clausura 2015, 2018 and 2019).