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Chile’s Football History :
Controlled by the ‘Federación de Fútbol de Chile’, Chile’s national football team represents the country in all international football tournaments. The team started participating in the FIFA World Cup tournament from the year 1930 and was among the 13 fortunate nations invited to participate in the debut of football’s most respected tournament.
It also participated in Copa America/ South American Championship in the year 1916 and in the Pan American games from 1951-2007. It was also one of the founding members of the Copa American Championship and unfortunately the only one never to have won the tournament. It was the first soccer team to have made a corner-kick goal in Copa American tournament history in a match with Bolivia on 12th October, 1916. Chile has been ranked amongst the world’s 25 strongest football teams according to the Elo rating system from the mid to late 1960s. Chile has appeared in eight world cup tournaments including the hosted FIFA World Cup of 1962.
Chile’s National Olympic Committee was created in 1934. Chile’s national football team marked its Olympics presence in 1928 and since then it has played in the summer Olympics of 1952, 1984, and 2000.
Chile’s Success Story :
Despite competing in the FIFA World Cup competition since its inception in 1930, Chile’s national football team has failed to put up any impressive performance. Out of eight FIFA world cup tournaments, Chile hasn’t got any significant title except finishing at third place in the 1962 World Cup held in their own backyard. In April 1998, it was ranked 6th which was its highest FIFA ranking of all time. Though Chile has never won any title, it is known for its consistency in various tournaments. As far as the Copa America competition is concerned, it finished runner-up four times; got the third position five times and entered the quarter-finals three times. In the Olympics too their record is good, grabbing the gold medal twice, silver seven times, and bronze five times. Besides this, Chile has also qualified for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup beating Ecuador by 2-1.
|Goalkeepers:||Claudio Bravo (Real Sociedad/ESP)
Johnny Herrera (Universidad de Chile)
Cristopher Toselli (Universidad Católica)
Paulo Garcés (O’Higgins)
|Defenders:||Gary Medel (Cardiff City/ENG)
José Rojas (Universidad de Chile)
Eugenio Mena (Santos/BRA)
Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest/ENG)
Marcos González (Unión Española)
Enzo Andía (Universidad Católica)
|Midfielders:||Arturo Vidal, Mauricio Isla (both Juventus/ITA)
Marcelo Díaz (FC Basel/SUI)
Francisco Silva (Osasuna/ESP)
Rodrigo Millar (CSD Atlas/MEX)
Pedro Pablo Hernández (O’Higgins)
Felipe Gutiérrez (FC Twente Enschede/NED)
José Pedro Fuenzalida (Colo Colo)
Carlos Carmona (Atalanta/ITA)
Jean Beausejour (Wigan Athletic/ENG)
Charles Aránguiz (Internacional/BRA)
Miiko Albornoz (Malmo FF/SWE)
|Forwards:||Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona/ESP)
Eduardo Vargas (Valencia/ESP on loan from Napoli/ITA)
Jorge Valdivia (Palmeiras/BRA)
Mauricio Pinilla (Cagliari/ITA)
Esteban Paredes (Colo Colo)
Fabián Orellana (Celta Vigo/ESP)
Matías Fernández (Fiorentina/ITA)
Gustavo Canales (Unión Española)
Chile’s performance in all FIFA World Cups :
|World Cup Year||World Cup Hosting Nation||FIFA Qualification||Quarter Final Birth||Semi Final Birth||Third Place Secured||Reached Final||Title Won|
|Total||19 World Cups||8||2||1||1||0||0|