Fiji Time: 3:45 AM on Sunday 26 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Tough test for Chile

Dpa
Thursday, June 26, 2014

SAO PAULO - Midfielder Arturo Vidal believes this generation of Chile players is the best in the country's history; now comes the moment to prove it.

Chile have faced and been beaten by Brazil in three previous World Cups but in Belo Horizonte on Sunday Vidal and company will have the chance to make history.

Only four times in their 98-year history have Chile beaten Brazil in official games — 1956, 1987, 1993 and 2000. They were beaten 4-2 by Brazil in the 1962 finals that they hosted.

They then lost 4-1 against them at France 1998 in the first knockout round. And they fell 3-0 to them in 2010 also in the first knockout stage.

Since 2000, Chile have not beaten them. Even Marcelo Bielsa could not turn the tide — he oversaw three defeats and the team conceded 11 goals.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64440.6254
JPY 55.991852.9918
GBP 0.39020.3822
EUR 0.46380.4518
NZD 0.68630.6533
AUD 0.63990.6149
USD 0.49320.4762

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 24th February, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. School girl, 14, dies
  2. Bravery medal for boy, 6
  3. 112 taxi permits in west terminated
  4. No funding for religion, dance halls
  5. Poll pick
  6. Former Fiji rugby rep laid to rest
  7. PM: Roads 'one of the worst'
  8. 7s resurgence
  9. Brutality claims raise ire of party
  10. Political leaders content with Tebbutt-Times poll

Top Stories this Week

  1. School girl, 14, dies Saturday (25 Feb)
  2. Family given son's post mortem exam results Monday (20 Feb)
  3. 2 dead in 48 hours Wednesday (22 Feb)
  4. Qoro resigns as exchange boss Tuesday (21 Feb)
  5. $95,000 payout Monday (20 Feb)
  6. $30,000 richer Thursday (23 Feb)
  7. Day of fate Monday (20 Feb)
  8. Locally owned health centre begins operation Friday (24 Feb)
  9. Nightmare continues for elderly woman Monday (20 Feb)
  10. Bravery medal for boy, 6 Saturday (25 Feb)