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Chile

  1. Honduras 0-1 Chile
    Wednesday, 16 June Match report
  2. Chile 1-0 Switzerland
    Monday, 21 June Match report
  3. Chile 1-2 Spain
    Friday, 25 June Match report
  4. Brazil 3-0 Chile
    Monday, 28 June Match report

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Games played Shots on target | off target
4 Total Chile
31|26 Total Chile
Goals Assists
3 Total Chile
3 Total Chile
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
61|61 Total Chile
14|1 Total Chile

Team profile

Chile are peppered with talent, but it is an Argentine who is the unlikely hero of their renaissance. Chile's national side was in a depressed state when Marcelo Bielsa took charge three years ago, with finishes of ninth and seventh respectively in the 10-team qualifying group for the previous two World Cups. Bielsa implemented a 3-3-1-3 formation and gradually moulded a dynamic, youthful team sprinkled with players from the Under-20 side that finished third at the 2007 World Cup.

The senior side qualified for their first World Cup since 1998 in second place, a point behind Brazil and five clear of Argentina, who they beat for the first time in a competitive fixture. Chile's game is based on winning the ball high up the pitch and keeping possession. At their best, they can be mesmerising. After the friendly victory over fellow World Cup qualifiers Slovakia in November, defeated coach Vladimir Weiss likened Bielsa's side to Barcelona, adding "They don't let you get near the ball."

Squad List

NO POS PLAYER CLUB AGE CAPS
1 GK Claudio Bravo Real Sociedad 27 47
2 DF Ismael Fuentes Club Deportivo Universidad Catolica 28 29
3 DF Waldo Ponce Club Deportivo Universidad Catolica 27 28
4 DF Mauricio Isla Udinese 22 16
5 DF Pablo Contreras PAOK Salonika 31 53
6 MF Carlos Carmona Reggina 23 23
7 FW Alexis Sanchez Udinese 21 32
8 MF Arturo Vidal Bayer Leverkusen 23 27
9 FW Humberto Suazo Monterrey 29 44
10 MF Jorge Valdivia Al-Ain 26 43
11 MF Mark Gonzalez CSKA Moscow 25 43
12 GK Miguel Pinto Corporacion de Futbol Profesional de la Universidad de Chile 26 14
13 MF Marco Estrada Montpellier 27 23
14 MF Matias Fernandez Sporting 24 39
15 FW Jean Beausejour Club America 26 30
16 FW Fabian Orellana Xerez 24 17
17 DF Gary Medel Boca Juniors 22 27
18 DF Gonzalo Jara West Brom 24 38
19 MF Gonzalo Fierro Clube de Regatas Flamengo 27 18
20 MF Rodrigo Millar Club Social y Deportivo Colo Colo 28 24
21 MF Rodrigo Tello Besiktas 30 35
22 FW Esteban Paredes Club Social y Deportivo Colo Colo 29 16
23 GK Luis Marin Club de Deportes Union Espanola 27 3

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Group A Teams W D L GD PTS
Uruguay 2 1 0 4 7
Mexico 1 1 1 1 4
South Africa 1 1 1 -2 4
France 0 1 2 -3 1
Group B Teams W D L GD PTS
Argentina 3 0 0 6 9
South Korea 1 1 1 -1 4
Greece 1 0 2 -3 3
Nigeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group C Teams W D L GD PTS
USA 1 2 0 1 5
England 1 2 0 1 5
Slovenia 1 1 1 0 4
Algeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group D Teams W D L GD PTS
Germany 2 0 1 4 6
Ghana 1 1 1 0 4
Australia 1 1 1 -3 4
Serbia 1 0 2 -1 3
Group E Teams W D L GD PTS
Netherlands 3 0 0 4 9
Japan 2 0 1 2 6
Denmark 1 0 2 -3 3
Cameroon 0 0 3 -3 0
Group F Teams W D L GD PTS
Paraguay 1 2 0 2 5
Slovakia 1 1 1 -1 4
New Zealand 0 3 0 0 3
Italy 0 2 1 -1 2
Group G Teams W D L GD PTS
Brazil 2 1 0 3 7
Portugal 1 2 0 7 5
Ivory Coast 1 1 1 1 4
North Korea 0 0 3 -11 0
Group H Teams W D L GD PTS
Spain 2 0 1 2 6
Chile 2 0 1 1 6
Switzerland 1 1 1 0 4
Honduras 0 1 2 -3 1

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