Barrios not in Paraguay plans

ASUNCION - Borussia Dortmund's Argentine striker Lucas Barrios is not in Paraguay's 2010 World Cup plans, coach Gerardo Martino was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

"There is definitely no place nor time to nationalise anyone else," Martino, who already has Argentine-born midfielders Jonathan Santana and Nestor Ortigoza in his squad, told the daily Ultima Hora.

"I didn't speak to the player or his agent," added Argentine Martino.

Barrios said on Monday that Paraguay, the country of his mother's birth, were interested in him although he would prefer to play for Argentina, whose coach Diego Maradona had considered him earlier this year but has not called him up.