Frequent question: What is a popular sport in Paraguay?

Paraguayans are fond of sports. While football (soccer) is the most-popular sport, fishing, tennis, basketball, and golf are also common.

Is Paraguay good at football?

The national team has participated in eight FIFA World Cups, won two Copa América tournaments, and earned a silver medal at the Olympic Games in 2004. All these accomplishments established Paraguay as the fourth most successful football nation in South America behind Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.

What is a popular sport?

American football is the most popular spectator sport to watch in the United States, followed by baseball, basketball, ice hockey and soccer, which make up the “5 major sports”.

Who is famous from Paraguay?


  • Cecilio Báez, politician and writer.
  • Agustín Barboza, singer and composer.
  • Agustín Barrios-Mangoré, guitarist and composer.
  • Edgar Baumann, track and field athlete.
  • Yohana Benítez, beauty queen and model.
  • Emilio Bigi, musician.
  • Luis Bordón, harp player.

Is Paraguay a good team?

As of April 2020, the Paraguayan men’s soccer team ranked 41st in the FIFA world ranking, down by fie points from the 36th place achieved the previous year.

Position of the Paraguayan national men’s soccer team in the FIFA World Ranking from 2009 to 2020.

Year FIFA ranking position
2019 36
2018 32
2017 30
2016 40
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