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Martino hails attacking options

June 10, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Paraguay coach Gerardo Martino has said his side's attacking credentials are second to none as they prepare for their opening Group F match against Italy on Monday.

Gerardo Martino
GettyImagesGerardo Martino is blessed with a number of options in attack

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"There is so much variety in the attack of Paraguay," Martino said. "Alongside [Nelson] Haedo [Valdez] and [Roque] Santa Cruz there is Oscar Cardozo and Lucas Barrios."

Asked about recent injury concerns, he said: "We are actually in pretty good shape. Barrios has virtually overcome the slight injury he picked up in the game against Greece and Santa Cruz has had special care after playing almost four friendly matches.

"Overall, I would say we have great prospects for that first game. We can count on any of the 23 players."