How an Unconventional Chile Team Became the World Cup’s Surprise Package

Chile was all smiles and fulfilled their potential when they defeated Spain 2-0 at the Estadio Maracanã on Wednesday.  For them it was a reconfirmation of the potential that the team had individually as well as collectively. Many looked at Chile as a team always playing on the edge. Their frenetic pressure in all sectors, where wave after wave come after the player with the ball...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Chile Earns 3-1 Win Over Australia, Takes Second Place In Group B

Chile opened the scoring in their Group B match against Australia in the 2014 FIFA World Cup en route to a 3-1 victory over the Socceroos. Chile’s Alexis Sanchez scored 10 minutes in, and Jorge Valdivia tallied another goal just four minutes later. Australia (and New York Red Bulls) midfielder Tim Cahill scored in the 35th minute, but his effort went for naught when Chile put Australia...
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Chile 3-1 Australia: Socceroos Spirited Comeback Falls Short; Match Highlights

Chile have beaten Australia 3-1 despite a valiant effort from the Socceroos. Australia dominated possession and created more chances in the second half. Two very early goals through Sanchez and Valdivia were responsible for putting Chile in front to stay. The game for the Socceroos started slowly as they were unable to produce any meaningful play, and that hurt Australia, when Chile...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Chile 3-1 Australia: Brave Socceroos undone by late knockout blow

Chile 3-1 Australia: Brave Socceroos undone by late knockout blow - originally posted on Jean Beausejour was the hero for Chile on Friday, with his injury time strike finally seeing off plucky Australia, who could easily have snatched a draw in an open contest in Cuiabá. The Wigan midfielder fired in from range to give his side an unassailable 3-1 lead deep into...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Chile World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats

Chile World Cup 2014: Preview, Squad and Stats - originally posted on Qualifying third in the CONMEBOL group, Chile’s real issue is their defence, with Jorge Sampaoli’s side conceding 25 goals from the 16 games played, eleven more than second placed Colombia. At the other end however, the Chileans scored 29 times, second only to Argentina, and much will rest...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Road to Brazil: Chile National Team

Up next in Road to Brazil is the Chilean National Team. Chile (ranked 13th by FIFA) is coached by Jorge Sampaoli, and they are in Group B with Spain, Netherlands, and Australia. La Roja will have their first match in the 2014 World Cup against Australia on Friday, June 13 in Cuiaba. 2014 World Cup Calendar: - Chile vs. Australia- June 13, 2014 - Spain vs...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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