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The World United Through Football Wednesday, 18th June

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Group B

Travel to Spain Spain vs Travel to Chile Chile in Rio de Janeiro.

Match Preview

Spain and Chile have already met twice in the World Cup Finals: in Pretoria, at South Africa 2010; and here in Rio de Janeiro, during the Brazil 1950 finals.

Spain were victorious on both occasions, (2:0) in Brazil and (2:1) in the 2010 Group H Match.

Since then the two teams have played each other two times in Switzerland; the last match a (2:2) draw in Geneva (10/09/2013).

The Match

The American referee, Mark Geiger, gets to take charge of his second game of the tournament.

It's an important one for Spain; lose again and they're out.

Singing at the top of their voices in the Maracana, the Chilean fans made it sound like a home game; probably better, even.

Chile started brightly and were soon threading the ball through the Spanish defence; to earn an early corner.

Goalscorers 0:1
Eduardo Vargas turned the ball as Casillas rushed towards him, after a swift move from Chile, to hammer the first nail into Spain's coffin.

Chile continued to frustrate Spain, chasing and closing; not letting the World Cup holders get into their passing stride.

Goalscorers 0:2
Then another catastrophe for Casillas; punching an Alexis Sanchez free-kick straight out to Charles Aranguiz, who trapped the ball then fired it back past the Spaniard.

Half-time: Spain 0 - Chile 2

Substitution As Spain needed to score at least two goals, Koke was brought on for Xabi Alonso.

Spain started the second-half full of intent but wasted two good chances early on.

Substitution Fernando Torres replaced Diego Costa as Spain continued to search for a way back into the game with twenty five minutes to go.

The 2010 World Cup winners didn't offer enough in Brazil and became the first team to get knocked out of the competition. Australia will be going home too.

Final Score: Spain 0 - Chile 2

0:1 - Eduardo Vargas (20 mins)
0:2 - Charles Aranguiz (44 mins)


Travel to Spain Spain:
1-Iker Casillas; 22-Cesar Azpilicueta, 4-Javi Martinez, 15-Sergio Ramos, 18-Jordi Alba; 14-Xabi Alonso, 16-Sergio Busquets, 21-David Silva, 6-Andres Iniesta; 11-Pedro, 19-Diego Costa.

Travel to Chile Chile:
1-Claudio Bravo; 17-Gary Medel, 5-Francisco Silva, 18-Gonzalo Jara; 4-Mauricio Isla, 20-Charles Aranguiz, 21-Marcelo Diaz, 2-Eugenio Mena, 8-Arturo Vidal; 7-Alexis Sanchez, 11-Eduardo Vargas.

2014 World Cup Referees Referee: Mark Geiger - USA Travel to USA

Yellow Cards 3 yellow cards:
25 mins - Arturo Vidal (Chile)
39 mins - Xabi Alonso (Spain)
60 mins - Eugenio Mena (Chile)

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The Road to Rio

2014 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.

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First Round

Thursday, 12th June
Brazil vs Croatia

Friday, 13th June
Chile vs Australia
Mexico vs Cameroon
Spain vs Netherlands

Saturday, 14th June
Colombia vs Greece
Côte d'Ivoire vs Japan
England vs Italy
Uruguay vs Costa Rica

Sunday, 15th June
Argentina vs Bosnia
France vs Honduras
Switzerland vs Ecuador

Monday, 16th June
Germany vs Portugal
Ghana vs USA
Iran vs Nigeria

Tuesday, 17th June
Belgium vs Algeria
Brazil vs Mexico
Russia vs South Korea

Wednesday, 18th June
Australia vs Netherlands
Cameroon vs Croatia
Spain vs Chile

Thursday, 19th June
Colombia vs Côte d'Ivoire
Japan vs Greece
Uruguay vs England

Friday, 20th June
Honduras vs Ecuador
Italy vs Costa Rica
Switzerland vs France

Saturday, 21st June
Argentina vs Iran
Germany vs Ghana
Nigeria vs Bosnia

Sunday, 22nd June
Belgium vs Russia
South Korea vs Algeria
USA vs Portugal

Monday, 23rd June
Australia vs Spain
Cameroon vs Brazil
Croatia vs Mexico
Netherlands vs Chile

Tuesday, 24th June
Costa Rica vs England
Greece vs Côte d'Ivoire
Italy vs Uruguay
Japan vs Colombia

Wednesday, 25th June
Bosnia vs Iran
Ecuador vs France
Honduras vs Switzerland
Nigeria vs Argentina

Thursday, 26th June
Algeria vs Russia
Portugal vs Ghana
South Korea vs Belgium
USA vs Germany

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