Chile in Full Force to Battle SpainPublished June 18, 2014 by OCR Editor
Watch as Spain tries to turn around their luck at 9:00pm (UK time).
It would be safe to say that the winners of the 2010 World Cup would be contenders for the title again in 2014. In their first game of the 2014 World Cup, Spain got hit with more goals than they allowed in the entire 2010 tournament. Clearly off form and looking very slow against the Dutch, Spain will need to change a lot if they are intending to make it through the next round, let alone make it to the final stages this year.
With the world focused on Spain, not much attention has been put on Chile. This team is impressive and incredible to watch. Although their defense is questionable needing to rely on Gonzalo Jara and Gary Medel whom are to physically short to successfully defend against aerial attacks, the young team showed skill and vast talent in their 3-1 win against Australia.
Chile and Spain have met 10 times in the past, 8 games have been won by Spain while Chile has drawn twice but still have yet to win. Spain has scored 25 goals compared to Chile's 8 but as recent history has showed us, this World Cup is a different.
Spain is rolling with basically the same lineup for tonight as the game with the Netherlands albeit with a few changes. With names like Iniesta, Xavi, Fabregas, Alonso etc on the roster at Vicente del Bosque's disposal, Spain could have only needed to knock off the game 1 jitters and will show their true colors tonight.
Chile had an excellent performance from their squad against Australia but will need to have a bigger game from Jean Beausejour, Alexis SÃ¡nchez, and Jorge ValdÃvia if they want to have a chance against Spain.