Paraguay into 2nd round after 0-0 draw with Kiwis
Paraguay moved into the last 16 of the World Cup for the fourth time in its history Thursday after being held to an uneventful 0-0 draw by New Zealand.
Neither team created many scoring chances despite displaying more urgency after the break following a turgid first half at Peter Mokaba Stadium.
Paraguay finished with five points in Group F, two more than New Zealand.
Paraguay substitute Edgar Benitez sent a low shot that was saved by goalkeeper Mark Paston in the 76th minute in the best chance of the match.
Teammate Cristian Riveros headed straight at Paston from a short corner in the 64th in the only other chance of note.