Apr 22, 2014
Chile has drawn a tough group at the 2014 World Cup which includes Spain and the Netherlands, the two finalists from four years ago in South Africa, but the South Americans are going to be a team to watch at this tournament.
Spain appear the team most likely to finish top of Group B which means Chile and the Netherlands are the teams expected to be fighting for the second spot through to the next round, given remaining team Australia is a rank outsider and not expected to cause these three teams any problems at the World Cup.
Chile play a high-risk brand of football that can pay dividends at this level, even if it does leave them vulnerable in defence at times, although playing Australia in their opening match is somewhat of a luxury, unless the Socceroos can cause an upset in their first outing.
The South American outfit will be a hard team to get past in the group stage, especially on their home continent, and with little between them and the Netherlands, playing in South America gives them a decided advantage over their european rivals.
Latest 2014 World Cup odds have Chile at $41 to win the tournament and they are $1.91 to make it through to the next round.
Chile World Cup Odds
Win the World Cup: $41.00
Win Group B: $5.00
Qualify for next Round: $1.91
Reach 2014 World Cup Final: $26.00
>>> Visit sportsbet.com.au for the latest Chile World Cup Odds
Chile has assembled a fairly good squad for the 2014 World Cup and on home soil they look great value to go through to the next round with Spain.
The $1.91 for Chile to qualify for the next round is a very attractive proposition for ours.
Group B Draw for Chile
Chile play Australia, Netherlands and Spain in Group B and their first match is against Australia on Saturday 14th June 2014 at 7am in the morning (Australian time).
|Sat 14 Jun||Australia||vs||Chile||7am||Cuiaba||Bet now|
|Thu 19 Jun||Spain||vs||Chile||5am||Rio de Janeiro||Bet now|
|Tue 24 Jun||Chile||vs||Netherlands||2am||Sao Paulo||Bet now|
Chile World Cup Squad
The 30 man Chile World Cup Provisional Squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, South America.
Defenders: Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest), Marcos Gonzalez (Union Espanola), Enzo Andia (Universidad Catolica), Jose Rojas (Universidad de Chile), Eugenio Mena (Santos), Mauricio Isla (Juventus)
Midfielders: Gary Medel (Cardiff City), Jorge Valdivia (Palmeiras), Felipe Gutierrez (Twente), Rodrigo Millar (Atlas), Jose Pedro Fuenzalida (Colo Colo), Pablo Hernandez (O’Higgins), Matias Fernandez (Fiorentina), Francisco Silva (Osasuna), Arturo Vidal (Juventus), Charles Aranguiz (Internacional), Marcelo Diaz (Basel), Carlos Carmona (Atalanta), Miiko Albornoz (Malmo)
Forwards: Alexis Sanchez (Barcelona), Esteban Paredes (Colo Colo), Eduardo Vargas (Valencia), Gustavo Canales (Union Espanola), Jean Beausejour (Wigan Athletic), Mauricio Pinilla (Cagliari), Fabian Orellana (Celta)
Head Coach for the Chile World Cup squad is Jorge Sampaoli and team captain is Claudio Bravo.
World Cup players to watch for Chile
Juventis midfielder Arturo Vidal is a class act and the heartbeat of the Chile midfield, while Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez is a quaity player and consistent goal scorer for his country.
The hot tempered Gary Medel is tough competitor down back and always gives his all, while the ball passing skills of Marcelo Diaz will be crucial towards Chile’s chances at this World Cup.
Visit our Group B page for more information on teams competing in this group at the 2014 World Cup.
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