Paraguay seem to have strengthened themselves with Eduardo Berizzo at the helm and head to the Copa America 2021 full of hope. La Albirroja will return to Brazil seeking an improvement from their 2019 performance and they seem to be up for it.
The former Sevilla coach stayed in charge of the team after a bittersweet ending to the last tournament, in which it was knocked out on the quarterfinals by the hosts. Still, Berizzo's boys were close to shocking the five-time world champions as they forced the game to penalties.
Two years later, his side looks much stronger and ready to pursue a good run in the upcoming contest. Paraguay will have a tough group stage to begin with, though, facing Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Uruguay. Take a look at their schedule in Copa America 2021.
Paraguay vs Bolivia - June 14
On Matchday 1 of Copa America 2021, Paraguay will kick off their continental journey facing Bolivia at Estadio Olímpico Pedro Ludovico Teixeira in Goiânia at 8 PM (ET). To begin their path on the right foot, they must claim the three points. Otherwise, things could get really complicated for them.
Paraguay vs Argentina - June 21
La Albirroja will have a bye week early in the tournament as they will rest on Matchday 2. However, they'll need to make the best of those days as a tough opponent will be waiting for them. Paraguay will continue their campaign taking on Argentina at Estadio Mané Garrincha in Brasilia at 8 PM (ET).
Paraguay vs Chile - June 24
Paraguay will stay in Brasilia to clash with Chile on Matchday 4 of Copa America 2021 at 8 PM (ET) once again. This game's importance would depend on how these two have been performing until then. Either way, it will be a can't-miss like anytime they face each other.
Paraguay vs Uruguay - June 28
At the end of the group stage, Paraguay will come up against Uruguay at Estadio Olímpico Nilson Santos in Río de Janeiro at 8 PM (ET). Unless they get off to an awful start, both teams should arrive at this round comfortable in the standings.