Trabzonspor striker Oscar Cardozo could miss the Copa America due to being forced to play with an injury according to football agent Pedro Aldave.
“Trabzonspor knew he has a back problem but they forced him to play because they want European football,” Aldave was quoted as saying by Eurosport TR.
Paraguay’s Copa America schedule is as follows:
June 13, 2015 : Argentina at Estadio La Portadar in La Serena, Chile
June 16, 2015 : Jamaica at Estadio Regional de Antofagasta in Antofagasta, Chile
June 20, 2015 : Uruguay at Estadio La Portada in La Serena, Chile
The knockout stages begin on June 24, 2015, with the championship game on July 4, 2015.
Cardozo has been included in the Paraguay squad and has a total of 20 goals and four assists for Trabzonspor this season.
The full Paraguay squad is as follows:
Goalkeepers : Justo Villar (Colo Colo); Antony Silva (DIM); Joel Silva (Deportes Tolima); Alfredo Aguilar (Guarani)
Defenders : Paulo Da Silva (Toluca); Pablo Aguilar (America); Marcos Caceres (Newell’s); Miguel Samudio (America); Ivan Piris (Udinese); Jorge Moreira (Libertad); Fabian Balbuena (Libertad); Bruno Valdez (Cerro Porteno); Saul Salcedo (Olimpia)
Midfielders : Víctor Cáceres (Flamengo); Osvaldo Martínez (America); Nestor Ortigoza (San Lorenzo); Richard Ortíz (Toluca); Celso Ortíz (AZ Alkmaar); Osmar Molinas (Libertad); Oscar Romero (Racing, Argentina); Eduardo Aranda (Olimpia); Jonathan Fabbro (Cerro Porteno)
Forwards : Roque Santa Cruz (Cruz Azul); Lucas Barrios (Montpellier); Nelson Haedo Valdez (Eintracht Frankfurt); Oscar Cardozo (Trabzonspor); Edgar Benítez (Toluca); Hernan Perez (Valladolid); Derlis Gonzalez (FC Basel); Raul Bobadilla (Augsburg)