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FIFA World Cup 2014 Spain v/s Chile: Shock and awe as World Champions Spain crash out after 0-2 loss

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 - 2:47am IST Updated: Wednesday, 18 June 2014 - 2:50am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Webdesk
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Final Score: Chile 2-0 Spain

In a bout of fantastic football by the South American team, Chile beat Spain by 2 goals effectively eliminating the World Champions. Australia has been eliminated as well, both teams losing both their matches. It's still a mystery as to why David Villa wasn't put in. Chile and Netherlands will advance to the next round in Group B. 

90 + 3' Cazorla takes a corner kick.

90' A whopping 6 minutes of added time.

90' It seems all is lost for Spain.

87' Vidal commits a foul.

85' If Spain lose, it's an automatic elimination of both Spain and Australia, both teams having lost two games.

84' Iniesta takes a shot on target but is denied by Bravo.

79' Still no sign of David Villa.

76' Cazorla comes off the bench to replace Pedro.

71' Gutierrez plays an off target shot.

68' Isla shoots but it's off target.

65' Vargas takes a shot on target but it's blocked by Casillas.

64' Torres comes on to replace Diego Costa.

62' Javi Martinez commits a foul.

61' Mena receives a Yellow Card.

* FIFA FACT: In the 18 World Cup matches so far, there have been seven comebacks to win and one to draw. None of these occurred when there was a two goal deficit though.

54' Ramos takes a shot but it's off target.

54' Spain desperately attacking.

53' Ramos takes a shot on target, but is blocked by Bravo.

52' Vidal commits a foul.

49' Diego Costa takes a shot on target, but is blocked by Isla.

45' Second half begins.

HALF TIME

45' 2 minutes of added time.

45' GOAL! Aranguiz scores making the score 2-0; Spain on the verge of elimination.

41' Alonso gets a Yellow Card.

35' Pedro commits a foul.

31' Iniesta concedes a free kick.

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27' Diego Costa takes a shot but hits the side netting.

26' Vidal gets a Yellow Card.

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23' Alonso tries to come back for Spain, but his shot is off target.

20' GOAL! Vargas scores for Chile, making the score Chile 1-0 Spain

* FIFA Fact: Iker Casillas, on his 156th appearance for Spain, becomes the outright record-holder in terms of La Roja World Cup appearances (17), surpassing Andoni Zubizaretta.

15' Alonso hits on target but it's blocked by Bravo.

13' Diego Costa takes a shot but it's off target.

11' Isla is ruled offside.

* FIFA Fact: Four of Chile's starting XI play their football in Spanish La Liga: Claudio Bravo (Real Sociedad), Fransisco Silva (Osasuna), Alexis Sanchez (FC Barcelona) and Eduardo Vargas (Valencia CF).

4' Spain cannot lose this match, if they do they'll be out of the World Cup.

3' Azpilicueta of Spain commits a foul.

1' Alexis takes the corner, Jara hits just above the bar.

1' Vidal earns a corner for Chile.

1' The whistle has been blown and the match begins.

* The national anthem are underway.

* The match between Spain and Chile will begin shortly.

* The lineups for the two teams are out:

 

Vicente Del Bosque has promised to make changes to the Spain starting line-up as he searches for a response to his side’s humiliating 5-1 defeat to Netherlands in their Group B opener. As he faces questions of whether this tournament represents the end of an era, the Spain coach knows he has to do something to provide the answers, even if he won't abandon his philosophy. 

"Of course there will be some changes, but I don't want to make any rash decisions," he said. "There's no need to single anybody out, we have 23 players available and we'll find the best possible solution." Captain Iker Casillas is expected to keep his place in goal despite a performance he described as the worst of his career, especially with David De Gea ruled out for the rest of the group stage with a leg injury. Gerard Pique may not be so lucky after his horror show against the Dutch, with Javi Martinez ready to come in for a game Spain cannot afford to lose.

For the whole match preview of Spain v/s Netherlands, click here

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Spain Team Profile

2010 champions Spain must recover from the embarrassing 5-1 defeat to Netherlands, while Chile look to build on victory in their opener, and will fancy their chances against a shaken Spanish side. Defending champions Spain will face the 'suicidal' attacking style of Chile at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday aiming to get their World Cup bid back on track and avoid an embarrassingly early exit. 

Vicente Del Bosque has promised to make changes to the Spain starting line-up as he searches for a response to his side’s humiliating 5-1 defeat to Netherlands in their Group B opener. As he faces questions of whether this tournament represents the end of an era, the Spain coach knows he has to do something to provide the answers, even if he won't abandon his philosophy. 

Even with their shock loss to Netherlands, it would take a brave man to predict the end of the runnaway success that Spain enjoyed during Euro 2008, the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 as they tika-taka-tortured their way to unprecedented glory.

But can Iker Casillas, Xavi, Xabi Alonso, Andres Iniesta, Segio Ramos and company show the same hunger, the same patience, the same killer punch? Even their coach Vicente Del Bosque is an old timer. In qualifying they had to see off France and only conceded three goals in 10 matches. But the staggering fact they only racked up 14 goals in 10 qualifiers tells a story. They scored 28 goals in the qualifiers for 2010. Spain has stuck with its tried and tested pressing and possession game that has brought them such spectacular success, but maybe their adversaries have wised up as to which tactics to use against them.

On top of that, Spain seem to be losing the hearts and minds battle, for those fans who once loved to watch them play now find the whole tika-taka game a little boring. But Del Bosque is reluctant to change a winning formula: "Our best qualities are patience and control, we're not suddenly going to call that our weakness," he said.

Read the full Spain team profile

Chile Team Profile

A new golden generation of Chilean footballers led by Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez qualified for the Brazilian World Cup with an astonishingly entertaining and attack-minded team. Chile have been drawn in Group B where they open with a tie against Australia, before the daunting task of back-to-back matches against the 2010 finalists Spain and Holland. But maybe it is Spain and Holland who should be worrying, after both Pele and German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger described Chile as currently the best, and one of the best, in South America after an unlucky 1-0 defeat to Germany in Stuttgart in March. 

They came third in the South America qualifying zone behind Argentina and Colombia to qualify for their second straight, and ninth overall, World Cup finals. They sealed their place in Brazil by coming back from 3-0 down to earn a 3-3 draw with Colombia. In South Africa in 2010, Chile made it to the last-16 much like the memorable 1998 team which featured Ivan Zamorano and Marcelo Salas, before both sides came up against Brazil. Chile's best result was third place when they hosted the tournament. Argentine coach Jorge Sampaoli has been in charge since December 2012 when he replaced Claudio Borghi because of poor results. His side play a strict pressing game counting on keeping the ball themselves and trying to get as much possession as is possible.

Read the full Chile team profile here

Andres Iniesta, maestro in the midfield, is a crucial player in the Spanish side. Iniesta's partnership with Barcelona team-mate Xavi will be the key aspect in Spain's midfield. His ability to play as a central midfielder, deep midfielder and behind the striker makes him a versatile player in the nationa squad. Read his entire profile here

Chile will rely on their striker Alexis Sánchez. He is a Chilean footballer who currently plays for FC Barcelona. He started his career with Chilean football club, Cobreloa. Read his whole profile here




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