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CHILE IN ECUADOR STALEMATE

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Two-time Copa America champions Chile could only play out a goalless draw at Ecuador as they failed to close the gap on the top three teams on the standings. The Chileans were hoping to bounce back from their home defeat to leaders Brazil last week with a win at third-placed Ecuador but they were unable to achieve victory at the end of the rescheduled matchday six clash as far as the South American section of Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers is concerned.

Chile had lost 1-0 to Brazil in their penultimate World Cup qualifier. Flamengo attacker Everton Ribeiro scored the only goal of the game on 64 minutes as the visitors picked up the three points at stake during thematchday nine game played last week Thursday. The win over Chile ensured that the Brazilians maintained their perfect record in the qualifiers. (more…)

COPA AMERICA: CHILE MAINTAIN UNBEATEN RUN

Chile have maintained their unbeaten status at the COPA America tournament being played on Brazilian soil following their 1-1 draw with Uruguay in their latest match in Group A. Chile have now played three games in their group without tasting a single defeat.

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The Chileans took the lead against two-time World Cup winners Uruguay on 26 minutes courtesy star forward Eduardo Vargas who plays his club football in the Brazilian league with Atletico Mineiro. Vargas has been the main man for Chile in attack in the absence of Inter Milan player Alexis Sanchez who will miss all of the group stage as a result of injury. Vargas scored the only goal in the first half as Chile were able to establish a slender 1-0 lead at the break.
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SANCHEZ HITS BRACE IN BIG WIN

Chile national team star Alexis Sanchez was the main man for newly crowned Italian Serie A champions Inter Milan after he scored twice in the 5-1 win at home to Sampdoria at the weekend.

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Sanchez has been the third choice forward at Inter Milan in their run to win the league title this season but that has not stopped him from contributing his own quota to the team’s success this season. He starts games on the bench most times as Inter boss Antonio Conte prefers the duo of Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez.
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IS SANCHEZ STILL PART OF CHILE FOOTBALL?

When there is a topic that has to do with the best players that have come out of Chile in the last decades, of course, on most occasions, the first name that comes to mind is Alexis Sanchez. You could also think of Gary Medel, but Sanchez is popularly believed to be one of the pioneering players in Chilean football’s history and while there are a lot of reasons to believe that statement, there are also some other reasons to question it currently.

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When Spanish giants Barcelona paid a sum to Italian side Udinese to snap up the attacker in the brilliant peak of his career, it was a massive steal. Sanchez would go on to become a very important player at Barca and also became part of the players that created a driving force toward a couple of title triumphs, including under Pep Guardiola.
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ALEXIS BACK ON SONG AGAIN

Chile national team player Alexis Sanchez is back on form again after he scored for Inter Milan at the weekend. The Chile player was responsible for one of the goals as Inter Milan beat Genoa at home to ensure that they kept their four-point lead at the top of the table in the Italian Serie A. Alexis Sanchez scored the third and final goal as Inter Milan thrashed Genoa 3-0 at the San Siro to further boost their quest for a league title at the end of the season. Chile forward Alexis Sanchez and his Inter Milan team have a four-point lead at this point with 14 games left to play in the league this season. It is looking like a three-team race for the Italian Serie A title this season. Inter Milan, AC Milan and title holders Juventus are the three teams in the race to win the Italian Serie A title this term. Inter Milan have a four-point cushion over city rivals AC Milan in second place and a seven-point advantage over Italian champions Juventus in third place ahead of the final 14 games of the season.


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CHILE APPOINT NEW MANAGER

Chile national team has a new manager ahead of the rest of their qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar after the official confirmation was made earlier this week. Chile Football Federation appointed the new manager earlier this week. Martin Lasarte is the new man saddled with the responsibility of returning Chile to the top.


The Chilean national team is a shadow of itself in comparison with the one that won two successive Copa America tournamentsin recent times. Martin Lasarte has been named the new manager for the Chile national team as a replacement for former manager Reinaldo Rueda and has been given the mandate to qualify for Qatar 2022. (more…)

ADELAIDE UNITED ANNOUNCE SIGNING OF CHILE INTERNATIONAL STAR

 Australian Football League outfit Adelaide United have announced the signing of Chile international player María José Rojas for the new season. The player comes to the club with a wealth of experience having traveled around the world playing in leagues in countries like the United States, Japan, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, and of course, Australia.

Rojas has also enjoyed a blissful career with her national team side, having played for then in 44 games and scoring 11 goals in the process. Her portfolio also boasts of her having led her country to the 2018 Copa América Femenina and the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
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CHILE FACE WORLD CUP UPHILL TASK

 

Chile are facing an uphill task in the South American section of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers after they made a poor start. The Chileans are a bit far from the qualification picture. The South American section is unique and different from the qualification format obtainable in the other sections of the qualifiers. The ten teams in the South American continent are grouped together for every edition of the World Cup qualifiers. Chile are one of the ten teams in the South American part of the qualifiers.


The ten teams would play each other on a home and an away basis meaning that each team will play 18 games throughout the qualifiers. The teams have already played four games each meaning that there are 14 matches left to play from now till the end of the qualifiers. (more…)

HOW CHILE REWARDED IN-FORM DIEGO RUBIO

Chilean striker Diego Rubio will be part of the national team squad for the double World Cup qualifiers between now and next week. He was given an opportunity with the La Roja on the back of his good club form. Diego Rubio plays for Colorado Rapids in the MLS (Major League Soccer).

Rubio, 27, has scored three goals and provided three assists in 16 MLS outings for the Colorado Rapids this season. He was recently named in the MLS Team of the Week for his performance in week 24. The Chilean made the final team of the week for the regular MLS season after his last gasp strike against hosts Houston Dynamo at the weekend. (more…)

BRAVO DEPARTS MAN CITY AFTER FOUR YEARS

Pep Guardiola continues with his work on the team roaster since he took over. The club has confirmed that Claudio Bravo has left the club. The Chile international has departed the Etihad stadium after the expiration of his deal.

Bravo was the first goalkeeper Pep Guardiola signed when he arrived at the Etihad Stadium back in the summer of 2016 for around £15.4m. Bravo, 37, went on to make 61 appearances for City in total. He managed to keep 20 clean sheets. The Chilean had been limited to mainly cup appearances since the arrival of Ederson from Benfica back in the summer of 2017. (more…)