Paraguay 0-0 Brazil: Champions held

April 1, 2004
By Brian Homewood
ASUNCION, March 31 (Reuters) - World champions Brazil were held to a goalless draw by Paraguay in an uncompromising, foul-ridden World Cup qualifier on Wednesday.

Paraguay never let Brazil settle, keeping the visitors' feared trio of Kaka, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo under wraps with a combination of tough marking, determined defending and several slices of luck.

Brazil gave as good as they got with midfielder Gilberto Silva and defender Lucio both lucky to stay on the pitch after persistent ...

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