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Paraguay call up Barrios, not Cabanas

Paraguay coach Gerardo Martino on Tuesday called up Borussia Dortmund striker and freshly nationalised Argentine Lucas Barrios as he unveiled his preliminary 2010 FIFA World Cup™ squad.

Barrios was named in a 30-man squad that will be cut to 23 at the end of the month, in time for the start of the finals on 11 June.

"Nobody can doubt the capabilities of Lucas Barrios," Martino, himself an Argentine, told a press conference. Barrios, whose mother is Paraguayan, has enjoyed a fine season with Dortmund, as has clubmate Nelson Haedo Valdez, who also made the 30 along with fellow strikers Oscar Cardozo of Benfica and Manchester City's Roque Santa Cruz.

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