Paraguay draw with Norway

Frode Johnsen scored his second goal of the match in the 61st minute

updated: February 25, 2007 11:34 IST
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Frode Johnsen scored his second goal of the match in the 61st minute. This helped Norway salvage a 2-2 draw against Paraguay in a friendly on Wednesday. Johnsen also scored in the 22nd minute, heading the ball past Paraguay goalkeeper Justo Villar. Paraguay captain Carlos Gamarra equalised with another header three minutes into the second half. Nelson Haedo Valdez put Paraguay ahead in the 54th after a long pass from Edgar Barreto. Paraguay is in Group B at the World Cup in Germany with England, Sweden and Trinidad and Tobago. The team plays Denmark in Copenhagen on Saturday. Norway did not qualify for the World Cup, losing to the Czech Republic in a playoff. They last reached the final tournament in 1998, advancing to the second round. The Norwegians failed to make the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan. Lineups: Norway: Thomas Myhre, Jon Inge Hoiland, Erik Hagen, Brede Hangeland, John Arne Riise, Martin Andresen, Tommy Svindal Larsen, Fredrik Stromstad (Christian Grindheim, 85), Frode Johnsen, Morten Gamst Pedersen, John Carew (Ole Martin Arst, 39). Paraguay: Justo Villar, Carlos Bonet, Paulo Da Silva, Carlos Gamarra, Delio Toledo, Edgar Barreto (Julio Manzur, 74), Roberto Acuna, Cristian Riveros, Julio Dos Santos, Salvador Cabanas (Nelson Cuevas, 46), Nelson Haedo Valdez (Jose Cardozo, 58). (AP)