Paraguay coach saddened by Rooney injury

May 3, 2006

Paraguay coach Anibal Ruiz takes no pleasure from hearing Wayne Rooney may miss the World Cup.

News of the Manchester United star's broken foot has boosted the South American country's hopes of qualifying from Group B this summer.

Paraguay kick off their World Cup campaign against England on June 10, but Ruiz said: 'I cannot be happy for a player to be injured, no matter if he's one of our rivals.

'England has lost a very valuable player, no doubt about it.'