A Big Scoring First for Paraguay

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    PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 29: Edgar Barreto of Paraguay (C) and the Paraguay team celebrate the penalty of Oscar Cardozo as they win a penalty shoot-out during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen match between Paraguay and Japan at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on June 29, 2010 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

    Paraguay advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time with a 5-3 victory over Japan in penalty kicks after a 0-0 draw Tuesday.

    Oscar Cardozo clinched the win with a low left-footed drive past goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima. The only miss in the shootout was by Japan defender Yuichi Komano on the third try when he hit the crossbar. That made the difference.