The Chilean national side has already booked their place in the finals of the 2016 Copa America where they will be facing off with Argentina in the finals which is scheduled to take place on June 26.
Jorge Sampaoli is 56 year old manager who rose to prominence after enjoying a successful spell in charge of the Chilean national football team where he led the national side to Copa America triumph back in 2015 as Chile emerged as the champions of the international tournament.
This was the first time in the history of the Chilean team that they had ever won the Copa America and it occurred when Jorge Sampaoli was in charge of the squad.
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It’s quite an exciting week for those who like watching international Football.
Quite a few strong teams will be going head to head in the World Cup qualifying matches with all the big stars taking a break from their club duties to feature for their countries.
One of the most anticipated of the matches will be the one between Chile and Argentina.
Juan Antonio Pizzi has been announced as the replacement for Jorge Sampaoli, who has left his role as the national team manager of Chile.
Chile manager Jorge Sampaoli is reportedly looking to quit the national team in order to take over as the manager of a top Brazilian club.
His decision to leave Chile may come after the national team admitted corruption charges in a recent FIFA scandal. Chilean FA pleaded guilty to the United States on certain charges related to corruption. This scandal has hit the nation just a few months after their immense success at the Copa America 2015. Even though the 55-year-old is under contract until the 2018 World Cup, he has decided to leave the national team ahead of schedule.
Jorge Sampaoli reckons defeating Brazil just after the Copa America glory would earn Chile a lot of respect in the Football world.
Chile got better of Brazil in a World Cup qualifier yesterday and they did so comprehensively.
Yes, the Selecao in the absence of Neymar was probably not as strong as they probably would have been if the striker had been there, but, they were still a solid unit and to get better of them by a margin of 2 goals, it was a laudable show by Chile.
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Chile reached the semi-final of the Copa America after managing to overcome defending champions Uruguay in the quarter-finals.
This has been termed as a historic moment by manager Jorge Sampaoli. The 1-0 victory for the home team means that they will have an eye on the final as they take on Peru. The opposition were not given much hope to reach this stage and Chile will represent a formidable opposition primarily due to their home advantage. The other semi-final could potentially see Brazil and Argentina coming up against each other.
Iran and Brazil are the upcoming opponents that the Chilean national football team will be facing off with before their Copa America campaign kicks off in June.
The Copa America is the main international football competition from teams in South America and Chile is going to be preparing themselves with friendly matches against Iran and Brazil which are scheduled to take place on March 26 and 29 respectively.