Alexis Sánchez is having a tough time in Brazil. The Barcelona winger has managed to score only one goal throughout the group stages. He will have a tougher time as Chile face Brazil in the Round-of-16 match.
Date of birth: 1988-12-19
Height: 169 cm
Weight: 70.0 kg
Position: Striker, winger
Clubs: Cobreola (2005-2006), Udinese (2006), Colo Colo (loan/2006-2007), River Plate (loan/2007-2008), Udinese (Ita/2008-2011), Barcelona (2011)
International appearances: 66
International goals: 22
International debut: 27/04/2006, Chile-New Zealand (1-0)
World Cup: second round (2010), 4 matches, 0 goals
Copa America: quarter-finals (2011), 4 matches, 1 goal
Club - one Club World Cup (2011), one European Supercup (2011), two Chilean Championships (Chilean Primera División: 2006 Clausura, 2007 Apertura), one Argentinian Championship (2008), one Spanish Championship (2013), one Spanish Cup (2012), two Spanish Supercups (2011, 2013)
Sanchez's star rises - Pint sized Chili striker Alexis Sanchez is one of the star attractions of the World Cup as the 25-year-old Barcelona man reaches the summit of his dizzying art. The Catalan club prized him away from Udinese after a wonderful season in 2010-2011 when he had set Italy alight with his dashing dribbles down the left and his stinging shots on goal, shots invariably on target and packing a punch. He scored a double at Wembley in November 2013 as Chile overcame England 2-0. He can play anywhere across the front line and despite his short stature has a strong pressing presence once the ball is lost.