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Return Of Alexis Sanchez To Chile National Team

Alexis Sanchez returned to the Chile national team after a gap of 7 months. It was indeed a much-anticipated comeback and certainly worked out to be beneficial for Chile as they achieved victory on 16th October.  Chile defeated Mexico with a final-gasp goal in a friendly match with the Manchester United man in Queretaro who was playing for complete 90 minutes. Well, the man played for the last time for his country in the month of March prior to missing the 6 subsequent matches. Every match was friendlies against the side which included Peru, Serbia, and Poland.

The 29-year-old was not a part of the squad although he was being called in the month of August and there were different reasons stated for his absence. Sanchez needed some time to get back fitter and show his performances as he did so he made best efforts to return to the start of the season. Sanchez was also keen to be at Old Trafford as he was trying to fight his way back into the plans of Jose Mourinho. Sanchez did miss the Peru game at the beginning of the month for some visa concerns. However, he finally pulled on the red Chile jersey at friendlies in Mexico and showed his outstanding performance.
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Felipe Gutierrez To Become A Part Of Chile National Team

Felipe Gutierrez, the midfielder from the Sporting Kansas City is all set to join Chile National Team next week to take part in the international friendlies against Mexico and Peru. This was the announcement made by the Football Federation of Chile. Reinaldo Rueda, the head coach of Chile has named the midfielder in the 24 man roster while La Roja gets prepared to face Peru in 12th October at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami prior to his visit to Mexico in 16th October in Queretaro. Before joining Chile, the SKC midfielder would be available for selection while Sports Kansas City organizes the LA Galaxy in a much-awaited Western Conference at Children Mercy Park. The game would take place in the evening with some live coverage on TV.

Gutierrez would be 28 on Monday and has successfully tallied 7 goals so far with 2 assists since he joined Sporting KC during the 2018 season. He was being honored as the MLS Player of the Month in March as he scored 5 goals in his 5 MLS appearances that he showed for the first time before an injury. Gutierrez has always played a significant role as a team which currently sits 2 points out of 1st position in Western Conference. In the year 2010, Gutierrez scored his 1st of 35 caps in the senior’s international level. He also competed in FIFA World Cup2014 in Brazil and also made Chile achieve Copa American 2015 title as South American champions.
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Sanchez wants national team improvement

Manchester United striker Alexis Sanchez wants to see some improvement in the Chile team. He said that it was a disappointment to have missed the last World Cup in Russia and that he wants to see some changes in the national team.

He believes that there are some good players in the Chile national team and that it is at the top that there is some problem. He said that the Chile Football Federation should look for ways to improve football in Chile rather than fighting among themselves.
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Alexis Sanchez lifts lid on why he left Arsenal for Manchester United

Chile international Alexis Sanchez has stressed that he does not regret leaving Arsenal for Manchester United during the winter transfer window. The 29-year-old was initially tipped to leave the Gunners for Manchester City in January but in a strange change of events, the attacker moved to Old Trafford in a straight swap agreement involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

In a report covered by The Express, Sanchez insisted that he is playing his trade for one of the best clubs in England and he is determined to keep improving to lead the club to trophy success, he said: “I believe that United really are a very big club on a worldwide scale and even more so in England, where they are the biggest. They always want to win and to be fighting on all fronts, and that’s the reason I wanted to come here. I also had some great players alongside me when I was at Barcelona, some highly experienced guys who had great quality.
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Claudio Bravo’s Chile Return Not Out Of Question, Says Rueda

Chile national team coach Reinaldo Rueda claims that goalkeeper Claudio Bravo will make a return to the national team fold if his performances show a major improvement. The Manchester City goalkeeper has been struggling to get back into the national team after losing his place and you do a string of poor performances for City.

He was one of the first major signings for Pep Guardiola when he came to the Premier league, but the former Barcelona goalkeeper has been a major disappointment in the Premier League. He has struggled to cope with the physicality of the English league – just like many of the South American goalkeepers prior to him. (more…)

Ryan Giggs Defends Alexis Sanchez Amid Manchester United Regret Talk

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has come in the defence of Alexis Sanchez amid speculation that the Red Devils’ hierarchy are regretting the Chilean’s arrival at Old Trafford. The 29-year-old made the surprise switch to Jose Mourinho’s side last month after they agreed on a swap deal with Arsenal which involved Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Since then, Sanchez has not been in the best of form for United with just one goal and two assists to his name, and this has spread rumours of the club’s board being discontent with the signing. Despite this, Giggs spoke positively about the Chile international, and believes the attacker will improve on his performance levels once his teammates start adapting to his style of play.
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Chile Bring in Former Honduras and Ecuador coach as New Boss

Chile have confirmed that Reinaldo Rueda has been appointed as the new coach of the national team. Chile were able to enjoy a lot of success in the Copa America competitions of late, but the team had a major disappointment after failing to reach the World Cup 2018. The outcome resulted in the exit of Antonio Pizzi, who offered his resignation after the failure to reach the World Cup 2018. Chilean national team were under no pressure to get a quick replacement and they have taken their time over this appointment. Rueda comes in with a lot of experience of coaching South American national teams. He has been involved in coaching the likes of Honduras, Columbia, and Ecuador.

Most recently, he has been taking up club jobs and has been in charge of Atlético Nacional and Flamengo. He has just returned to national team management after a gap of almost 4 years. He has achieved tremendous success during his time at Atlético Nacional after managing to win the likes of the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Colombia. In terms of the managerial roles at the national team levels, Rueda has enjoyed his biggest success with Honduras after winning 31 out of the 53 games in charge of the team. This translates into a winning percentage of 58 – a significant jump compared to his record at Ecuador of 38%.
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Vidal still wants to play for Chile

Key Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal has changed his mind on his initial decision to quit international football after his country failed to qualify for the World Cup in Russia next year when they lost 3-0 to Brazil.

It was a major shock to see the back-to-back Copa America winners crash out at this stage and Vidal initially took it very badly. After the defeat he took to Twitter when it looked as though he was saying farewell to the national side writing that his ‘soul had been crushed’. (more…)

Alexis Sanchez will win back the fans – Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has backed Alexis Sanchez to win the trust of the fans after playing for the Gunners for the first time since his Manchester City move fell through.


The Chile international came on for the final 15 minutes of the 3-0 win over Bournemouth, and a section of the fans were not amused by his entry.

Sanchez, who was the Gunners’ top-scorer last term, received jeers when he replaced Danny Welbeck in the second period, but he nevertheless looked lively with the limited time on the pitch. Shortly after the game, Wenger admitted that Sanchez is fully focused on the job at Arsenal, and he will win back the fans through his performances.

He said: “Alexis Sanchez is very focused on the Premier League and the Europa League and he wants to do well. He is still a bit short physically. He will be quickly back to his best. He will win the fans back, and win them back very quickly.” (more…)