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Santa Cruz set for Paraguay recall

Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz will be recalled to the Paraguayan team for their upcoming matches. Gerardo Martino's side will visit Australia and New Zealand for two international friendlies next month.

And the coach intends to name Santa Cruz in his squad, insisting it is not his fault if the recall interferes with City's plans.

"I have decided to recall Roque to the national team," Martino told Cardinal radio station.

"I am going to continue with this idea of recalling Paraguayan players despite the fact it may bother some teams in Paraguay and Europe.

"The national team is more important than any club in the world. As I have said before, we don't control the dates where Fifa schedule the friendly games but we must respect those dates."

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