Chile national football team


Chile national football team
Chile
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) La Roja (The Red One)
El Equipo de Todos (Everybody's team)
Association Federación de Fútbol de Chile
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Claudio Borghi
Captain Claudio Bravo
Most caps Leonel Sánchez (84)
Top scorer Marcelo Salas (37)
Home stadium Estadio Nacional
FIFA code CHI
FIFA ranking 16
Highest FIFA ranking 6 (April 1998)
Lowest FIFA ranking 84 (December 2002)
Elo ranking 12
Highest Elo ranking 5 (July 2011)
Lowest Elo ranking 60 (2003)
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 Argentina 3–1 Chile Chile
(Buenos Aires, Argentina; 27 May 1910)
Biggest win
Chile Chile 7–0 Venezuela 
(Santiago, Chile; 29 August 1979)
Chile Chile 7–0 Armenia 
(Viña del Mar, Chile; 4 January 1997)[1]
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 7–0 Chile Chile
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 17 September 1959)
World Cup
Appearances 8 (First in 1930)
Best result Third place, 1962
Copa América
Appearances 35 (First in 1916)
Best result Second place, 1955, 1956,
1979, 1987

The Chilean national football team represents Chile in all major international football competitions. The team is controlled by the Federación de Fútbol de Chile which was established in 1895. They have appeared in eight World Cup tournaments and were hosts of the 1962 FIFA World Cup finishing in third place, the highest position the country has ever gotten in the World Cup. Since the mid to late 60's, the Elo ratings ranks Chile among the 25 strongest football teams in the world.

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History

The Chile national football team for the match of June 5, 1910[3]

The Federación de Fútbol de Chile is the second oldest South American federation, having been founded in the port city of Valparaiso on June 19, 1895.[4]

Chile is one of the four founding member nations of CONMEBOL. Together with Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay, the four competed in the first South American Championship, later to be renamed the Copa America, in 1916. On October 12, 1926, Chile made the first corner-kick goal in Copa America history in a match against Bolivia. Chile is the only one out of the founding members never to have won the tournament.

Chile was one of the thirteen national teams that competed in the inaugural World Cup in 1930. The team started off well, beating Mexico and France without conceding a goal. A 3–1 loss to Argentina in the final game left the Chilean team in second place within the group, eliminating it from the tournament. In the 1950 World Cup, Chile defeated the United States, 5–2, but nethertheless was eliminated in the first round.

The best Chilean result in the World Cup was third place in 1962, as the host nation. Chile lost 4–2 to eventual champion Brazil in a semi-final but went on to defeat Yugoslavia 1–0 to earn third place. Chilean players made two World Cup firsts: the first player to miss a World Cup penalty kick was the Chilean Guillermo Subiabre, in a 1930 FIFA World Cup match against France,[5] and Carlos Caszely of Chile became the first player to be sent off with a red card, during a match against West Germany at the 1974 World Cup.

World Cup history

1930 World Cup

The Chilean national team during the 1930 FIFA World Cup.

At the first ever FIFA World Cup held in Uruguay in 1930, Chile was among the thirteen nations invited to participate in the tournament.[5]

The manager of Chile was the young Hungarian György Orth. Chile was part of Group 1, with Argentina, Mexico, and France. Chile won their first two games, defeating Mexico 3–0 on 16 July, then France 1–0 on 19 July. Sharing the same number of points, Chile and Argentina played a decisive game, on 22 July at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, which ended 3–1 in Argentina's favor, and thus Chile failed to qualify for the second round.

1950 World Cup

The 1950 edition of the FIFA World Cup was held in Brazil. The Chilean manager at the tournament was Alberto Bucciardi, while the team captain was goal keeper Sergio Livingstone. "La Roja" were in group 2 and Chile lost their first two games against Spain and England, both with a score of 2–0. The last match was played against the United States, which Chile won by a score of 5–2, but it was not enough for Chile to advance to the next round.

1962 World Cup

Joint top scorer of the 1962 FIFA World Cup, Leonel Sanchez holds the record for appearances with the Chilean national team

The 1962 World Cup in Chile was the third World Cup hosted on South American soil. In 1960 the Great Chilean Earthquake struck the country with the highest magnitude ever recorded: 9.5 on the Richter scale.[6] Despite the disaster, plans went ahead for Chile to be the host nation of this World Cup tournament.

They won their first match, against Switzerland, by 3–1. The second match against Italy, which they won 2–0, became known as the Battle of Santiago. Although only two players were sent off by the English referee Ken Aston, the match saw repeated, deliberate attempts from players on both sides to harm opponents, and the teams needed police protection to leave the field in safety.

Chile defeated European champions USSR, to earn a semi-final against defending World Champions Brazil, but a capacity crowd of 76,600 watched Brazil beat the hosts 4–2. Chile eventually went on to take third place in a 1–0 victory over Yugoslavia in the playoff.

The team is said to have eaten Swiss cheese before beating Switzerland, spaghetti before beating Italy, and drank vodka before beating the USSR. They also drank coffee before the match against Brazil, although they did not win that match. This was Chile's best performance in a World Cup.[7]

1966 World Cup

England was the stage for the eighth World Cup. It was also the first European World Cup that Chile took part in. Qualification for the 1966 edition ended with a play-off between Ecuador in Lima, Peru on 12 October 1965. Chilean manager, Francisco Hormazabal, resigned shortly before the event and was replaced by Luis Alamos. The match against Ecuador finished 2–1 in Chile's favor, with goals scored by Leonel Sanchez and Ruben Marcos, and the result secured Chile's World Cup berth.

Chile was unable to repeat the same success found in the previous World Cup of 1962. Facing the Soviet Union, Italy, and North Korea, Chile was only able to gain 1 point, with a 1–1 draw against North Korea. Chile scored two goals in the 1966 World Cup, both coming from Ruben Marcos.

1974 World Cup

Considered to be among the greatest defenders of all time, Elias Figueroa represented Chile from 1966-1982.

Chile qualified for the 1974 World Cup after a controversial play-off with the USSR. Following a drawn first leg in Moscow, the Soviets refused to play the second leg at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, which had been used as a concentration camp by the military dictatorship of Pinochet. However, FIFA refused to switch the match to a neutral venue, so the Chilean players kicked off on an otherwise empty pitch, and scored into the unguarded USSR net, and because there was no opposition to restart the game, the referee awarded the match to Chile, ensuring they qualified for the 1974 finals.

At the tournament itself, Chile lost their opening game 1–0 to West Germany in Berlin, thanks to a long-range shot from Paul Breitner. Striker Carlos Caszely was sent off in the second half, thus becoming the first player awarded a red card in the tournament's history since the cards went into use.

Guided by coach Luis Alamos, Chile then fought out a 1–1 draw with East Germany, again in Berlin. Martin Hoffmann put East Germany ahead, but Sergio Ahumada equalised with 20 minutes left. Finally, they played out a goalless draw against Australia, which eliminated both teams.

1982 World Cup

The Chilean national team in 1982.

At the 1982 World Cup, the Chileans performed poorly with an aging team in which Carlos Caszely and the 35-year-old central defender Elias Figueroa were still the main men. Guided by coach Luis Santibañez, they lost their first game 1–0 to Austria in Oviedo, Walter Schachner scoring the only goal midway through the first half. Caszely missed a penalty soon afterwards.[8]

Chile were then beaten 4–1 in Gijón by West Germany, Gustavo Moscoso scoring a late consolation goal. Finally, against Algeria, Chile were overrun in the first half and went in at half-time 3–0 behind, but managed to save some face with second-half goals from Miguel Neira and Juan Carlos Letelier.[9][10]

Disqualification and banishment from the 1990 & 1994 World Cups

La Roja's most infamous moment known as The Roberto Rojas Scandal (also known in Chile as the "Maracanazo") occurred on 3 September 1989. During a 1990 FIFA World Cup qualifying match at Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã stadium, Brazil led Chile 1–0. A defeat for Chile would eliminate them from the tournament. At around the 67-minute mark, Chilean goalkeeper Roberto Rojas fell to the pitch with an apparent injury to his forehead. A firework, thrown from the stands by a Brazilian fan named Rosenery Mello do Nascimento,[11] was smouldering about a yard away. After carrying Rojas off the pitch, the Chilean players and coaches refused to return claiming conditions were not safe, so the match was abandoned.

After studying video footage of the match showing that the firework had not made contact with Rojas, FIFA forfeited the game to Brazil, 2–0. The team was banned from the qualifiers of the 1994 FIFA World Cup, and Rojas was banned for life,[12] although an amnesty was granted in 2001.

Rosenery Mello turned into a model and TV celebrity. She also appeared in the cover of Brazilian Playboy in November 1989 but her modelling career didn't last for long. She eventually died of brain aneurysm on 4 June 2011, at the age 45.[13]

1998 World Cup

Chile qualified for the World Cup in France in 1998 having been banned from entering the 1994 tournament. They were drawn in Group B, along with Italy, Cameroon and Austria. With much expected of their strike partnership of Marcelo Salas and Iván Zamorano, Chile drew with Italy in Bordeaux in their opening match, 2–2, with Salas scoring both goals in reply to Christian Vieri's opener,[14] before Roberto Baggio's late penalty equalizer for Italy.

Chile drew their next two matches 1–1. The first was against Austria in St-Étienne. Salas opened the scoring with a disputed goal scored from close range (the Austrians protested his shot never crossed the line), but Austria, as they had in their first match against Cameroon, equalised in the last minute, Ivica Vastic scoring a spectacular long-range effort.[15]

Against Cameroon in Nantes five days later, José Luis Sierra's free-kick gave Chile the lead, but the Africans fought back and equalised with a header from Patrick Mboma.[16]

Italy had been the only team to win in the group, so Chile's unbeaten record took them into the last 16, and a tie with South American rivals Brazil at the Parc des Princes in Paris. César Sampaio scored twice early on, and a Ronaldo penalty made it 3–0 before half-time. Chile kept fighting, and Salas got his fourth goal of the competition, heading in a rebound after Claudio Taffarel had saved from Zamorano, but Ronaldo scored again quickly and Chile were out of the tournament.[17]

2010 World Cup

On 10 October 2009, Chile qualified for the 2010 World Cup with a 4–2 away win against Colombia.[18] At the end of the qualification they eventually finished in second place, ahead of Paraguay on goal difference following the latter's defeat to Colombia.[19] They were drawn in Group H with Spain, Switzerland and Honduras. In the first match, Chile defeated Honduras 1–0. The goal was scored by Jean Beausejour from Club América in the first half. It was their first win at the World Cup since they beat Yugoslavia for third place at home at the 1962 FIFA World Cup.[20] In the second game Chile defeated Switzerland, with the decisive goal scored by South African born Mark González.[21] Although beaten 2–1 by Spain in their final group match, Chile finished second in group and thus qualified for the second round, in which they were eliminated from the World Cup after a 3–0 defeat by Brazil.

Copa America history

Chile featured in the first ever held Copa America in 1916 when it was known as the South American championship. The country has hosted the tournament on 6 different occasions. The Chilean national team has been unable to obtain the championship trophy after reaching the final on four separate opportunities.

History (Results) at the Summer Olympic Games

1928 Olympic Games Results

1952 Summer Olympic Results

1984 Summer Olympic Results

2000 Summer Olympic Results

Current status

On 11 July 2007, the Chilean Football Federation banned six of the national team players, because of "internal indiscipline" during the Copa America tournament, for 20 international matches each and none of the players will ever be allowed to captain the national team. The players banned were captain Jorge Valdivia, defenders Álvaro Ormeño, Rodrigo Tello, Jorge Vargas and Pablo Contreras and striker Reinaldo Navia.[22] Nelson Acosta's resignation as manager came after Chile were knocked out of the 2007 Copa America. Chile had qualified to the quarter-finals after a win against Ecuador 3–2, and a draw against Mexico 0–0. But, two losses against Brazil sealed Acosta's fate. Former Argentina manager Marcelo Bielsa was given the task of becoming the current Chile national team manager in preparation for the 2010 World Cup qualifiers.[23] In 16 October 2008, Chile beat Argentina 1–0 for the first time in a qualifying competition, making history. Marcelo Bielsa was acclaimed for this accomplishment by both Chilean and Argentinian people, this match was seen as one of the reasons that ended in the resignation of Alfio Basile from the Argentinian bench.

After finishing in second place of the CONMEBOL qualifiers for the 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa and reaching the round of 16 at the tournmanet, head coach Marcelo Bielsa extended his contract with the Chilean national team until 2015.

Bielsa stated that he would leave his position if Jorge Segovia were elected as President of the Chilean Football Board. He followed through on this threat, despite Segovia's election being annulled, and resigned in February 2011. Claudio Borghi became Chile's manager in March 2011.

2011 Copa América Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Chile 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
 Uruguay 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
 Peru 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 Mexico 3 0 0 3 1 4 −3 0

2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification Standings

Teamv · d · e
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Uruguay 3 2 1 0 9 3 +6 7
 Argentina 4 2 1 1 7 4 +3 7
 Venezuela 4 2 1 1 3 3 0 7
 Ecuador 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
 Chile 4 2 0 2 7 10 −3 6
 Colombia 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Paraguay 4 1 1 2 3 6 −3 4
 Peru 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
 Bolivia 4 0 1 3 4 8 −4 1
  Argentina Bolivia Chile Colombia Ecuador Paraguay Peru Uruguay Venezuela
Argentina  1–1 4–1 R13 R5 R7 R17 R9 R11
Bolivia  R12 R5 1–2 R16 R6 R9 R10 R13
Chile  R10 R14 R8 R18 2–0 4–2 R12 R15
Colombia  1–2 R11 R17 R15 R9 R14 R7 1–1
Ecuador  R14 R7 R9 R6 R12 2–0 R17 2–0
Paraguay  R16 R15 R13 R18 2–1 R10 1–1 R8
Peru  R8 R18 R11 R5 R13 2–0 R15 R7
Uruguay  R18 4–2 4–0 R16 R8 R11 R6 R5
Venezuela  1–0 1–0 R6 R12 R10 R17 R16 R14

Latest Results

Matches from the past 6 months.

Key

      Win       Draw       Loss

Players

Current squad

The following 24 players were named for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification against Uruguay in Montevideo on November 11, 2011 and against Paraguay in Santiago on November 15, 2011. [24]

Caps and goals updated as November 15, 2011.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of Birth (Age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Claudio Bravo (captain) April 13, 1983 (1983-04-13) (age 28) 62 0 Spain Real Sociedad
12 GK Miguel Pinto July 4, 1983 (1983-07-04) (age 28) 17 0 Mexico Atlas
23 GK Luis Marín August 10, 1984 (1984-08-10) (age 27) 6 0 Chile O'Higgins
2 DF Christian Vilches October 27, 1983 (1983-10-27) (age 28) 1 0 Chile Colo-Colo
3 DF Waldo Ponce December 4, 1982 (1982-12-04) (age 28) 42 4 Mexico Cruz Azul
5 DF Pablo Contreras September 11, 1978 (1978-09-11) (age 33) 64 2 Greece PAOK
6 DF José Rojas June 23, 1983 (1983-06-23) (age 28) 2 1 Chile Universidad de Chile
18 DF Osvaldo González May 18, 1983 (1983-05-18) (age 28) 7 0 Chile Universidad de Chile
21 DF Marcos González June 9, 1980 (1980-06-09) (age 31) 10 0 Chile Universidad de Chile
4 MF Mauricio Isla June 12, 1988 (1988-06-12) (age 23) 31 2 Italy Udinese
8 MF Fernando Meneses September 27, 1985 (1985-09-27) (age 26) 11 0 Chile Universidad Católica
10 MF Milovan Mirosevic June 20, 1980 (1980-06-20) (age 31) 25 3 Chile Universidad Católica
13 MF Marcelo Díaz December 30, 1986 (1986-12-30) (age 24) 1 0 Chile Universidad de Chile
14 MF Matías Fernández May 15, 1986 (1986-05-15) (age 25) 47 11 Portugal Sporting
15 MF Eugenio Mena July 18, 1988 (1988-07-18) (age 23) 2 0 Chile Universidad de Chile
16 MF Charles Aránguiz April 17, 1989 (1989-04-17) (age 22) 6 0 Chile Universidad de Chile
17 MF Gary Medel August 3, 1987 (1987-08-03) (age 24) 41 4 Spain Sevilla
20 MF Matías Campos June 22, 1989 (1989-06-22) (age 22) 2 1 Chile Audax Italiano
MF Felipe Gutiérrez October 8, 1990 (1990-10-08) (age 21) 5 0 Chile Universidad Católica
MF Francisco Silva February 11, 1986 (1986-02-11) (age 25) 4 0 Chile Universidad Católica
7 FW Alexis Sánchez December 19, 1988 (1988-12-19) (age 22) 44 14 Spain Barcelona
9 FW Humberto Suazo May 10, 1981 (1981-05-10) (age 30) 54 21 Mexico Monterrey
11 FW Eduardo Vargas November 20, 1989 (1989-11-20) (age 22) 9 2 Chile Universidad de Chile
19 FW Gustavo Canales March 30, 1982 (1982-03-30) (age 29) 1 0 Chile Universidad de Chile
22 FW Esteban Paredes August 1, 1980 (1980-08-01) (age 31) 29 8 Chile Colo-Colo

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of Birth (Age) Caps Goals Club Latest Call-up
GK Cristopher Toselli June 22, 1988 (1988-06-22) (age 23) 1 0 Chile Universidad Católica v.  Peru, October 11, 2011
GK Paulo Garcés August 2, 1984 (1984-08-02) (age 27) 1 0 Chile Unión La Calera 2011 Copa América
GK Raúl Olivares April 17, 1988 (1988-04-17) (age 23) 0 0 Chile Colo-Colo 2011 Copa América (preliminary squad)
DF Gonzalo Jara August 29, 1985 (1985-08-29) (age 26) 51 3 England Brighton & Hove Albion v.  Uruguay, November 11, 2011
DF Sebastián Toro February 2, 1990 (1990-02-02) (age 21) 3 1 Chile Colo-Colo v.  Peru, October 11, 2011
DF Miguel Aceval January 8, 1983 (1983-01-08) (age 28) 1 0 Chile Universidad de Concepción v.  Mexico, September 4, 2011
DF Gerson Acevedo April 5, 1988 (1988-04-05) (age 23) 1 0 Russia Mordovia Saransk v.  Mexico, September 4, 2011
DF Bruno Romo May 20, 1989 (1989-05-20) (age 22) 0 0 Chile Palestino 2011 Copa América (preliminary squad)
DF Juan Abarca December 7, 1988 (1988-12-07) (age 22) 2 0 Chile Universidad de Chile v.  United States, January 22, 2011
DF Lucas Domínguez October 27, 1989 (1989-10-27) (age 22) 1 0 Chile Audax Italiano v.  United States, January 22, 2011
DF Paulo Magalhaes December 14, 1989 (1989-12-14) (age 21) 4 0 Chile Universidad de Chile v.  United States, January 22, 2011
MF Arturo Vidal May 22, 1987 (1987-05-22) (age 24) 39 3 Italy Juventus v.  Uruguay, November 11, 2011
MF Carlos Carmona February 21, 1987 (1987-02-21) (age 24) 35 0 Italy Atalanta v.  Uruguay, November 11, 2011
MF Jean Beausejour June 1, 1984 (1984-06-01) (age 27) 43 3 England Birmingham City v.  Uruguay, November 11, 2011
MF Jorge Valdivia October 19, 1983 (1983-10-19) (age 28) 51 4 Brazil Palmeiras v.  Uruguay, November 11, 2011
MF José Pedro Fuenzalida February 22, 1985 (1985-02-22) (age 26) 15 0 Chile Colo-Colo v.  Peru, October 11, 2011
MF Cristóbal Jorquera April 6, 1988 (1988-04-06) (age 23) 3 0 Italy Genoa v.  Peru, October 11, 2011
MF Felipe Seymour July 23, 1987 (1987-07-23) (age 24) 5 0 Italy Genoa v.  Peru, October 11, 2011
MF Nicolás Córdova January 9, 1979 (1979-01-09) (age 32) 5 1 Italy Brescia v.  Mexico, September 4, 2011
MF Marco Estrada May 28, 1983 (1983-05-28) (age 28) 33 1 France Montpellier v.  Mexico, September 4, 2011
MF Luis Jiménez June 17, 1984 (1984-06-17) (age 27) 26 2 United Arab Emirates Al-Ahli v.  France, August 10, 2011
MF Gonzalo Fierro March 21, 1983 (1983-03-21) (age 28) 22 1 Brazil Flamengo 2011 Copa América
MF Rodrigo Millar November 3, 1981 (1981-11-03) (age 30) 28 2 Chile Colo-Colo 2011 Copa América
MF Luis Pedro Figueroa May 14, 1983 (1983-05-14) (age 28) 12 1 Portugal Olhanense v.  United States, January 22, 2011
FW Mauricio Pinilla February 4, 1984 (1984-02-04) (age 27) 22 5 Italy Palermo v.  Uruguay, November 11, 2011
FW Carlos Muñoz April 21, 1989 (1989-04-21) (age 22) 3 0 Chile Colo-Colo v.  Peru, October 11, 2011
FW Diego Rubio May 17, 1993 (1993-05-17) (age 18) 3 0 Portugal Sporting v.  Mexico, September 4, 2011
FW Fabián Orellana January 27, 1986 (1986-01-27) (age 25) 22 2 Spain Celta v.  Mexico, September 4, 2011
FW Mark González July 10, 1984 (1984-07-10) (age 27) 46 4 Russia CSKA Moscow v.  Colombia, March 29, 2011
FW Héctor Mancilla November 12, 1980 (1980-11-12) (age 31) 10 0 Mexico UANL v.  Colombia, March 29, 2011
FW Daúd Gazale August 10, 1984 (1984-08-10) (age 27) 8 0 Chile Universidad Católica v.  United States, January 22, 2011
FW Edson Puch April 9, 1986 (1986-04-09) (age 25) 5 0 United Arab Emirates Al-Wasl v.  United States, January 22, 2011

Most capped players

As of November 15, 2011
Players in bold are still active, at least at club level.
# Name International
Career
Caps Goals
1. Leonel Sanchez 1955–1967 84 23
2. Nelson Tapia 1994–2005 73 0
3 Alberto Fouilloux 1960–1972 70 12
Marcelo Salas 1994–2007 70 37
5 Iván Zamorano 1987–2001 69 34
Fabián Estay 1990–2001 69 5
7. Pablo Contreras 1999 – present 64 2
8. Javier Margas 1990–2000 63 6
9 Miguel Ramírez 1991–2003 62 1
Claudio Bravo 2004 – present 62 0
11. Clarence Acuña 1995–2004 61 3
12. Juan Carlos Letelier 1979–1989 57 18
13. Pedro Reyes 1994–2001 55 4
14. Humberto Suazo 2006-present 54 21
15 José Luis Sierra 1991–2000 53 8
Jaime Pizarro 1986–1993 53 3
Sergio Livingstone 1941–1954 53 0
18 Nelson Parraguez 1991–2001 52 0
19 Gonzalo Jara 2006-present 51 3
Jorge Valdivia 2004-present 51 4

Top goalscorers

As of November 15, 2011, 2011
Players in bold are still active, at least at club level.
# Name International
Career
Goals Caps
1. Marcelo Salas 1994–2007 37 70
2. Ivan Zamorano 1987–2001 34 69
3. Carlos Caszely 1969–1985 29 49
4. Leonel Sanchez 1955–1968 23 84
5. Jorge Aravena 1983–1989 22 36
6. Humberto Suazo 2006 – present 21 54
7. Juan Carlos Letelier 1979–1989 18 57
8. Enrique Hormazabal 1950–1963 17 42
9. Alexis Sánchez 2006 – present 14 44
10 Alberto Fouilloux 1960–1972 12 70
Hugo Eduardo Rubio 1983–1991 12 36
Jaime Ramírez Banda 1954–1966 12 46
Raúl Toro 1936–1941 12 13
14 Pedro Araya Toro 1964–1971 11 50
Julio Crisosto 1971–1977 11 27
Matías Fernández 2005 – present 11 47
17 Reinaldo Navia 1999–2007 10 40
Guillermo Subiabre 1926–1930 10 10
Atilio Cremaschi 1945–1954 10 29
René Meléndez 1950–1960 10 40

Competitive Record

Head to head

FIFA World Cup record

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
Uruguay 1930 Round 1 3 2 0 1 5 3
1934 to 1938 Withdrew - - - - - -
Brazil 1950 Round 1 3 1 0 2 5 6
1954 to 1958 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Chile 1962 Third place 6 4 0 2 10 8
England 1966 Round 1 3 0 1 2 2 5
Mexico 1970 Did not qualify - - - - - -
West Germany 1974 Round 1 3 0 2 1 1 2
Argentina 1978 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Spain 1982 Round 1 3 0 0 3 3 8
Mexico 1986 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Italy 1990 Disqualified - - - - - -
United States 1994 Banned - - - - - -
France 1998 Round of 16 4 0 3 1 5 8
South KoreaJapan 2002 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Germany 2006 Did not qualify - - - - - -
South Africa 2010 Round of 16 4 2 0 2 3 5
Total 8/19 29 9 6 14 34 45

* Denotes draws including knockout matches decided on penalty kicks

Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil. Bronze background color indicates third place finish.

Copa America record

Copa America / South American Championship
Year Position Year Position Year Position Year Position
1916 Fourth place 1939 Fourth place 1967 Third place 2011 Quarter-Finals
1917 Fourth place 1941 Third place 1975 Round 1
1919 Fourth place 1942 Sixth place 1979 Second place
1920 Fourth place 1945 Third place 1983 Round 1
1921 Withdrew 1946 Fifth place 1987 Second place
1922 Fifth place 1947 Fourth place 1989 Round 1
1923 Withdrew 1949 Fifth place 1991 Third place
1924 Fourth place 1953 Fourth place 1993 Round 1
1925 Withdrew 1955 Second place 1995 Round 1
1926 Third place 1956 Second place 1997 Round 1
1927 Withdrew 1957 Sixth place 1999 Fourth place
1929 Withdrew 1959 Fifth place 2001 Quarter-Finals
1935 Fourth place 1959 Withdrew 2004 Round 1
1937 Fifth place 1963 Withdrew 2007 Quarter-Finals
  • Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil. Silver background color indicates second place finish. Bronze background color indicates third place finish.

Pan American Games record

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
1951 Third place 4 1 2 1 8 6
1955 and 1959 Did not participate - - - - - -
1963 Third place 4 2 1 1 12 6
1967 to 1979 Did not participate - - - - - -
1983 Round 1 3 1 2 0 3 2
1987 Second place 5 2 2 1 6 6
1991 Did not participate - - - - - -
1995 Quarter-Finals 4 1 1 2 3 6
1999 to 2007 Did not participate - - - - - -
Total 5/15 20 7 8 5 32 26
  • Silver background color indicates second place finish. Bronze background color indicates third place finish.

Stadium

Estadio Nacional at night.

The Chilean national team plays their qualifying matches at the Estadio Nacional de Chile located in Santiago, Chile and can be found at the commune of Ñuñoa. The construction of the stadium began in February 1937, and opened on 3 December 1938. The official registered capacity is of 62,000 spectators, but has surpassed the 75,000 mark on many occasions when the match is of high demand.[25] An example would be the 1962 FIFA World Cup Semi-final match Chile vs. Brazil, where over 76,000 spectators viewed the game. The maximum attendance ever was 85,262 on December 26, 1962 for a game between Universidad Catolica and Universidad de Chile

It has hosted four Copa America finals, The final of the 1962 FIFA World Cup and the final to the 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Sponsors

  • Coca-Cola (since FIFA World Cup 1962)
  • Entel (since 2003)
  • Homecenter Sodimac (since 2007)
  • Johnson's (since 2007)
  • Cerveza Cristal (since 2007)
  • Chilevisión (TV broadcaster of matches from January 1, 2011)
  • Puma (kit sponsor from January 2011)
  • Banco de Chile (since 2011)
  • Samsung (since 2011)

Kit evolution

The team kit consists of a red jersey, blue shorts, and white socks. The away jersey features a white jersey, white shorts, and blue socks. The color scheme of red, white, and blue was featured in the 1947 Copa America and has remained in place since.

Brooks Sports supply the national football team’s kit, and referees' kit and balls for the national championship.[26] In August 2010, Puma acquired the contract to be kit supplier for the Chilean team from 2011–2015, paying c.US$3 million per year.

1910–1941
1941–1947
1947–2011[27]

Managers

Manager Year(s)
Carlos Fanta 1916
Julián Bertola 1917
Hector Parra 1918–1919
Juan Carlos Bertone 1920–1922
Carlos Acuña 1924
José Rosetti 1926
Frank Powell 1928
György Orth 1930
Pedro Mazullo 1936–1939
Maximum Garay 1941
Franz Platko 1941–1945
Luis Tirado 1946–1956
José Salerno 1956–1957
Ladislao Pakozdi 1957
Fernando Riera 1958–1962
Francisco Hormazábal 1962–1965
Luis Alamos 1965–1966
Alejandro Scopelli 1966–1967
Salvador Nocetti 1968–1969
Francisco Hormazábal 1970
Fernando Riera 1970
Luis Vera 1971
Raúl Pino 1971–1972
Rudi Gutendorf 1972
Luis Alamos 1973–1974
Pedro Morales 1974–1975
Caupolicán Peña 1976–1977
Luis Santibanez 1977–1982
Luis Ibarra 1983
Isaac Carrasco 1984
Vicente Cantatore 1984
Pedro Morales 1985
Luis Ibarra 1986
Orlando Aravena 1987
Manuel Rodríguez 1987
Orlando Aravena 1988–1989
Arturo Salah 1990–1993
Nelson Acosta[28] 1993
Mirko Jozić 1994
Xabier Azkargorta 1995–1996
Nelson Acosta 1996–2000
Pedro García 2001
Jorge Garcés 2001
César Vaccia 2002
Juvenal Olmos 2003–2005
Nelson Acosta 2005–2007
Marcelo Bielsa 2007–2011
Claudio Borghi 2011–present

Notes

  • In 2010, Chicago-based rock band Manwomanchild released the song "Chile La Roja" in support of Chile's 2010 World Cup team.[29][30][31]

See also

References

  1. ^ Fifa.com, Comparison of Armenia and Chile
  2. ^ a b Since 1992, squads for Football at the Summer Olympics have been restricted to three players over the age of 23. The achievements of such teams are not usually included in the statistics of the international team.
  3. ^ IFFHS, ed (2010). "Chile: Full "A" internationals (1910)". IFFHS. http://www.iffhs.de/?29da14a8db55299a95abdb54285fdcdc3bfcdc0aec28d6eda0a50d. Retrieved 9 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol
  5. ^ a b (Spanish) http://revista.guachacas.cl/Epi_mundial30.html
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey (7 March 2006). Historic Earthquakes – Chile – 1960 22 May 19:11:14 UTC – Magnitude 9.5: The Largest Earthquake in the World. Retrieved on 2007-01-09
  7. ^ Ashdown, John (29 June 2006). "World Cup Knowledge: part four". The Guardian (London). http://football.guardian.co.uk/worldcup2006/comment/story/0,,1807018,00.html. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  8. ^ Fifa.com, 1982 FIFA World Cup Spain: Chile – Austria
  9. ^ Fifa.com, 1982 FIFA World Cup Spain: Germany FR – Chile
  10. ^ Fifa.com, 1982 FIFA World Cup Spain: Algeria – Chile
  11. ^ "Rosenery Mello do Nascimento, a "Fogueteira do Maracanã", tem morte cerebral por aneurisma no Rio aos 45 anos" (in Portuguese). Cabeça de Cuia. 2011-06-06. http://www.cabecadecuia.com/noticias/97964/rosenery-mello-do-nascimento-a-fogueiteira-do-maracana-tem-morte-cerebral-por-aneurisma-no-rio-aos-45-anos.html. Retrieved 2011-06-06. 
  12. ^ Goal.com – Editorial/Comment – Own Goal: Faking Being Hit By Objects
  13. ^ "'Fogueteira do Maracanã' será enterrada nesta segunda, no Rio" (in Portuguese). Folha de S. Paulo. 2011-06-06. http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/esporte/925897-fogueteira-do-maracana-sera-enterrada-nesta-segunda-no-rio.shtml. Retrieved 2011-06-06. 
  14. ^ FIFA.com
  15. ^ FIFA.com
  16. ^ FIFA.com
  17. ^ FIFA.com
  18. ^ "Chileans book finals place". ESPN. 2009-09-10. http://soccernet.espn.go.com/report?id=230077&cc=5739. Retrieved 2009-10-15. 
  19. ^ "2010 World Cup Qualifying – CONMEBOL Qualifying Stage Results". ESPN. 2009-10-15. http://soccernet.espn.go.com/round08?league=fifa.worldq.conmebol&season=2010&cc=5739. Retrieved 2009-10-15. 
  20. ^ "Chile delivers the goods in their World Cup debut". The Pulse. 2010-06-16. http://www.thepulse.cl/2010/06/16/chile-delivers-the-goods-in-their-world-cup-debut/. Retrieved 2010-06-16. [dead link]
  21. ^ "Chile Beats Switzerland, Portugal Crushes North Korea at World Cup". http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/sports/Portugal-Crushes-North-Korea-in-World-Cup-96798324.html. Retrieved 2010-06-21. 
  22. ^ "Chile blacklist six Copa players". BBC Sport. 11 July 2007. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/internationals/6294098.stm. Retrieved 2007-07-12. 
  23. ^ News – Chile name Bielsa as new coach – Soccerway
  24. ^ [1]
  25. ^ The Stadium Guide – Estadio Nacional
  26. ^ (Spanish) http://www.emol.com/noticias/deportes/detalle/detallenoticias.asp?idnoticia=251738
  27. ^ See discussion page. The inner layout of the t-shirt has changed several times, although the colors have remained the same.
  28. ^ Acosta, born in Uruguay, was given Chilean nationality on 1984
  29. ^ "La pegajosa canción que alienta a Chile en inglés" (in Spanish). Il Mercurio. 2010-06-21. http://www.mer.cl/modulos/catalogo/Paginas/2010/06/21/MERSTED010MM2106.htm. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  30. ^ "Top: La Roja tiene himno anglo" (in Spanish). Las Ultimas Noticias. 2010-06-23. http://www.lun.com/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?dt=2010-06-23&PaginaId=9&bodyid=0. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  31. ^ "La Roja de Bielsa ahora tiene un himno en versión anglo" (in Spanish). La Nacion. 2010-06-23. http://www.lanacion.cl/la-roja-de-bielsa-ahora-tiene-un-himno-en-version-anglo/noticias/2010-06-23/093008.html. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 

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