Chile may be playing close to home, but that’s where their luck runs out in the 2014 World Cup. Chile landed inGroup B which also drew perennial powerhouses and 2010 finalists Spain and Holland.
This is a solid counter-attacking squad. They will struggle against Spain because of their week midfield, but with a couple of lucky bounces they could advance.
How did Chile qualify?
Chile qualified by finishing 3rd in a nine team round robin qualification series in the CONMEBOL. They tallied 28 points in 16 games, four less than Argentina and two less than Colombia.
What are Chile Betting Odds in the 2014 World Cup?
- To Win The Tournament +4000
- To Reach the Final: +2000
- To Win Group B: +450
- To Qualify: -1400
- Not To Qualify: -142
- To Finish Last In Group B: ++450
- To Be the Highest Scoring team in the Tournament: +6600
- To Be the Highest Scoring team in the Group: +260
Who are Chile opponents in the 2014 World Cup?
Chile is listed +450 to win Group B in the World Cup, along with Spain (-125), the Netherlands (+300) & Australia (+10000).
What is Chile schedule For The 2014 World Cup?
Chile’s first game is a crucial one as they face Australia (+700) on June 13; the Chileans are favorites in at -200 to win at Arena Pantanal, in Cuiabá.
Their second game is against the defending World Cup Champions, Spain, on June 18 at the Estádio do Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro. The South Americans are heavy underdogs listed at +450 to the Europeans at -137.
The Dutch (+130) will be Chile’s last opponent at the group stage; the Chileans were listed as +229 underdogs in the money line. The game is on June 23 at the Arena de São Paulo.
What’s Chile Official Slogan For The 2014 World Cup?
“Chi Chi Chi!, Le Le Le! Go Chile!
What’s Chile List of Players for the 2014 World Cup?
GOALKEEPERS : Claudio Bravo (Real Sociedad), Johnny Herrera (Universidad de Chile), Paulo Garces (O’Higgins), Cristopher Toselli (Universidad Catolica)
DEFENDERS : Gary Medel (Cardiff), Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest), Mauricio Isla (Juventus), Eugenio Mena (Santos), Marcos Gonzalez (Union Espanola, Chile), Enzo Andia (Universidad Catolica, Chile), Jose Rojas (Universidad de Chile)
MIDFIELDERS : Arturo Vidal (Juventus), Jorge Valdivia (Palmeiras), Miiko Albornoz (Malmo), Marcelo Diaz (Basel), Felipe Gutierrez (FC Twente), Rodrigo Millar (Atlas), Jose Pedro Fuenzalida (Colo Colo, Chile), Pedro Pablo Hernandez (O’Higgins, Chile), Matias Fernandez (Fiorentina), Francisco Silva (Osasuna), Charles Aranguiz (Internacional), Carlos Carmona (Atalanta), Jean Beausejour (Wigan)
FORWARDS : Alexis Sanchez (Barcelona), Esteban Paredes (Colo Colo), Eduardo Vargas (Valencia), Gustavo Canales (Union Espanola), Mauricio Pinilla (Cagliari), Fabian Orellana (Celta)
Who’s Chile Most Important Player in the 2014 World Cup?
While Alexis Sanchez is Chile’s most dangerous striker, their key to winning is midfielder Arturo Vidal, who is now a three-time Italian champion with the Juventus. Vidal is not only a key part of Juve, but he conducts the Chileans midfield with speed and determination.
What are Chile Betting Trends For the 2014 World Cup?
- Chile has been to eight World Cups, with their best result coming on 1962 when they host the tournament. They finished in third place.
- Chile has played 29 games, won nine, draw six and lost 14; they have scored 34 goals and allowed 45.
- Chile has beaten Australia three times in four games; the other result was a 0-0 in the 1974 World Cup, in Germany.
- Chile faced Spain at South Africa 2010 where they lost 1-2; they are winless overall against the Spanish with four losses and one draw.
- According to FIFA, Chile and Netherlands draw 2-2 in 1928; their only meeting.
How far will Chile go?
Chile advancing would be the things that Disney movies are made of. They are a strong team who deserves a better fate than they drew this year. Everyone wants to see them advance but logic dictates an early exit.
Odds to Win 2014 FIFA World Cup:
- Brazil 3/1
- Argentina 9/2
- Germany 11/2
- Spain 13/2
- Belgium 14/1
- France 20/1
- Italy 22/1
- Uruguay 22/1
- Colombia 25/1
- Netherlands 25/1
- England 28/1
- Portugal 28/1
- Chile 40/1
- Russia 66/1
- Mexico 100/1
- Switzerland 100/1
- USA 100/1
- Ecuador 125/1
- Ivory Coast 125/1
- Croatia 150/1
- Japan 150/1
- Bosnia-Herzegovina 200/1
- Ghana 200/1
- Greece 200/1
- Nigeria 250/1
- South Korea 300/1
- Australia 500/1
- Cameroon 500/1
- Algeria 1000/1
- Costa Rica 1000/1
- Honduras 1500/1
- Iran 1500/1