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Chile make it to the World Cup finals for the seventh time.

Their last six appearances were in: 1930, 1950, 1962, 1966, 1974, and 1982.

On home soil in 1962, Chile managed their highest position of third.

Chile the country.

Official Squad:

Goalkeepers:

1 Nelson TAPIA (Universidad Catolica)
12 Marcelo RAMIREZ (Colo Colo)
22 Carlos TEJAS (Coquimbo Unido)

Defenders:

6 Pedro REYES (Colo Colo)
4 Francisco ROJAS (Universidad de Chile)
3 Ronald FUENTES (Universidad de Chile)
2 Cristian CASTANEDA (Universidad de Chile)
16 Mauricio AROS (Universidad de Chile)
5 Javier MARGAS (Universidad de Chile)
14 Miguel RAMIREZ (Universidad Catolica)
15 Moises VILLARROEL (Wanderers)

Midfielders:

8 Clarence ACUNA (Universidad de Chile)
18 Luis MUSRRI (Universidad de Chile)
7 Nelson PARRAGUEZ (Universidad Catolica)
19 Fernando CORNEJO (Universidad Catolica)
10 José Luis SIERRA (Colo Colo)
20 Fabian ESTAY (Toluca)
17 Marcelo VEGA (Metrostars)

Strikers:

9 Ivan ZAMORANO (Inter Milan)
11 Marcelo SALAS (River Plate)
13 Manuel NEIRA (Colo Colo)
21 Rodrigo BARRERA (Universidad de Chile)

Coached by Nelson ACOSTA

Fixtures:
First Round

11th June vs. Italy
(2-2)
(Bordeaux)

17th June vs. Austria
(1-1)
(Saint-Etienne)

23rd June vs. Cameroon
(1-1)
(Nantes)

2nd Round
27th June
vs. Brazil
(
1-4)
(Paris)

Match Reports.

Group Tables.


Chile received the most yellow cards in the first round, and must be disappointed that star strikers Salas and Zamorano didn't score more goals.

Salas scored a consolation goal against Brazil in the second round, but they were not hot enough to beat the champions.


Chile Links.

(Federación de Fútbol de Chile)