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Mauricio Isla

  • Position: Defender
  • Squad number: 4
  • Date of birth: 12 June, 1988 (22 years old)
  • Height: 5'9" (175cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Shots on target | off target
4 Mauricio Isla
1|1 Mauricio Isla
0 As substitute
31|26 Total Chile
20 Most shots on target Diego Forlan
4 Total Chile
12 Most shots off target Asamoah Gyan, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wesley Sneijder
Goals Assists
0 Mauricio Isla
1 Mauricio Isla
3 Total Chile
3 Total Chile
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
3|3 Mauricio Isla
0|0 Mauricio Isla
61|61 Total Chile
14|1 Total Chile
20 Most fouls by Mark Van Bommel
25 Most fouls on Andres Iniesta

Chile games played

  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

Player profile

Comfortable at full-back or in midfield, Isla earned his first senior international cap in 2007 before he had even made his club debut. His heady promotion followed his impressive performances at the Under-20 World Cup in July of that year, when he played in all seven games as Chile finished third.

Isla also caught the attention of Udinese and he moved to Italy from the youth ranks at Chilean side Universidad Catolica. He has made 72 league appearances for Udinese in three seasons, including 27 starts in 2009/10.

Isla started his youth career as a forward but was soon moved to defence. He was used sparingly during the 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign but his ability to play in numerous positions makes him a regular squad member.

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