Chile

  • Strong 6.4-magnitude quake jolts central Chile: USGS 4 days ago

    Santiago: A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake has jolted central Chile, officials said, though there were no immediate reports of fatalities or serious damage. The quake struck at 6:32 PM local time on Saturday about 108 kilometers (67 miles) northwest of the capital Santiago, at a depth of 35 kilometers, the US Geological...
  • Jorge Valdivia calls time on Chile career July 19, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Chile playmaker Jorge Valdivia has announced his retirement from international football. The 30-year-old revealed his decision on Twitter Friday, four days after joining United Arab Emirates outfit Al-Fujairah from Brazil's Palmeiras, reports Xinhua. "People have asked me if I am retiring from the national team," Valdivia wrote. "The response...
  • Chile's Claudio Bravo signs for Barcelona July 7, 2014

    Barcelona: Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo passed a medical examination here and signed a contract with FC Barcelona for the next four seasons. The 31-year-old former Real Sociedad player arrived here Sunday and was taken straight to Camp Nou, reports Efe. Monday's signing is the third deal for the Catalan team for next...
  • World Cup 2014: FIFA bans Brazil media chief for three matches July 6, 2014

    Rio de Janerio: Brazil's chief media officer Rodrigo Paiva has been banned for three matches and fined 10,000 Swiss francs ($11,200) by FIFA following a halftime bust-up in their last 16 match against Chile in Belo Horizonte on June 28. FIFA's Disciplinary Committee handed Paiva the ban - with a further...
  • World Cup 2014: FIFA confirms Luiz as Brazil's scorer against Chile June 29, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: FIFA has confirmed David Luiz as the scorer of Brazil's goal in the World Cup match against Chile. Saturday's second-round match finished 1-1 after extra time before Brazil won a penalty shootout. FIFA says its technical study group ruled that Luiz, not Chile defender Gonzalo Jara, got the...
  • World Cup 2014: Departing Chile earn hero's status despite Brazil jinx June 29, 2014

    Chile's so nearly conquering heroes are sure of an incredible welcome on their return from a World Cup where they eliminated champions Spain but were cruelly knocked out by Brazil for the fourth time in their history. "The dream is over, but not the applause," said La Tercera newspaper in a...
  • World Cup 2014: Win over Chile compensates 2010 elimination, says Cesar June 29, 2014

    Belo Horizonte: Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar expressed happiness over his side's qualification into the quarterfinals of the World Cup by defeating Chile in a penalty shootout in the Round of 16. Cesar said the win compensated the elimination from the 2010 edition in South Africa. The goalkeeper's mistakes were one of...
  • The Beautiful Game: Brazil beat Chile on penalties to reach quarter-finals June 29, 2014

    Julio Cesar was the unlikely hero as hosts Brazil sneaked into the quarter-finals after a 3-2 penalty shootout win over Chile. ...
  • Brazil's victory over Chile generates more Twitter traffic than Super Bowl June 29, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Brazil's victory over Chile in an agonising penalty shootout that sent the hosts into the World Cup quarter-finals was more frantically tweeted than the Super Bowl, the social media company said on Saturday. Traffic reached a record pace of 388,985 tweets per minute during the game, beating the 381,605...
  • World Cup 2014: Victory shows Brazil's limitations June 29, 2014

    Belo Horizonte: Once the elation of victory and the hangovers wear off, Brazil should feel the cold shiver of World Cup disaster narrowly averted. The shootout penalty win against Chile exposed the Selecao's flaws but also their lion heart. The question now is whether that strength will be enough to paper...
  • World Cup 2014: Cesar saves Brazil, the hosts beat Chile on penalties June 29, 2014

    Belo Horizonte: Julio Cesar was the unlikely hero as hosts Brazil sneaked into the quarterfinals after a 3-2 penalty shootout win over Chile in the first FIFA World Cup knockout match at the Estadio Mineirao here Saturday. The two teams were tied 1-1 after regular time and failed to find the...
  • As it happened: Brazil vs Chile, Round of 16 June 29, 2014

    Catch all the live updates from the first round of 16 match played between Brazil and Chile at Belo Horizonte. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Brazil know that their outstanding past record against Chile will count for nothing when the sides meet in an all-South American World Cup last-16 tie...
  • The Beautiful Game: Brazil face Chile in the round of 16 June 28, 2014

    Brazil have history on its side, but Chile have made for themselves a reputation of being giant killers. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Kaka backs Fred and Jo to get goals for Brazil June 28, 2014

    World Cup winner Kaka says Brazil's current strikers do not measure up to those from years gone by, but he has backed Fred and Jo to come good at this tournament. He also praised Oscar after comparisons were drawn between the AC Milan great and the Chelsea playmaker. "First, I don't think...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazil set for acid test against confident Chile June 28, 2014

    Belo Horizonte: Brazil know that their outstanding past record against Chile will count for nothing when the sides meet in an all-South American World Cup last-16 tie at the Mineirao in Belo Horizonte on Saturday. The tournament hosts have lost just eight of 68 previous meetings with Chile, and have...
  • The Beautiful Game: Netherlands top Group B June 24, 2014

    Leroy Fer scored a minute after coming on as a substitute to help give the Netherlands a 2-0 victory over Chile and top Group B with three consecutive wins. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Netherlands top Group B with 2-0 win over Chile June 24, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Leroy Fer scored a minute after coming on as a substitute to break the deadlock and help give the Netherlands a 2-0 victory over Chile on Monday and top Group B at the World Cup with three consecutive wins. Fer had only just replaced Wesley Sneijder when he rose...
  • As it happened: Netherlands vs Chile and Australia vs Spain, World Cup 2014 June 24, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from both the Group B matches as the Dutch and Chile battle for top spot and Spain look to avoid worst ever WC defence. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) The Netherlands and Chile may have already qualified for the World Cup's round of 16, but...
  • World Cup 2014: Countdown starts for second round June 23, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Monday signals the start of four days of make-or-break matches at the World Cup, with teams either advancing to the second round or booking their flights home. Four games will be played every day, with each group playing its last two games simultaneously. All 32 teams are in...
  • World Cup 2014: Dutch defender Bruno Martins Indi not fit for Chile clash June 22, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Defender Bruno Martins Indi will not play for the Netherlands in their last World Cup Group B match against Chile. Coach Louis van Gaal said Sunday that Martins Indi, who suffered a concussion in the last match against Australia, has not recovered sufficiently to play Monday. The Netherlands will also...
  • World Cup 2014: Dutch and Chile to battle for Group B top spot June 23, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: The Netherlands and Chile may have already qualified for the World Cup's round of 16, but both still want to win Group B and avoid the likely prospect of facing host nation Brazil in their next match. Two of the tournament's early high-fliers meet on Monday at Sao...
  • World Cup 2014: Chile will give Netherlands a real challenge, says Persie June 21, 2014

    Rio de Janerio: Chile will pose a real challenge for the Netherlands in their final World Cup Group B match on Monday and the Dutch will have to work hard for the draw they need to finish top, striker Robin van Persie said on Friday. The Dutch, who like the Chileans...
  • World Cup 2014: Losses bitter pill to swallow, says Andres Iniesta June 19, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta was annoyed after his team's second consecutive loss that got them eliminated from the FIFA World Cup. Title holders Spain suffered a 1-5 thrashing by Netherlands in the opening game of Group B and got eliminated in their second match by Chile, who defeated...
  • The Beautiful Game: Chile overpower Spain 2-0 in Group B June 19, 2014

    Chile raced away into the next round, handing Spain the inglorious milestone of becoming the first-ever defending champions to be knocked out of a World Cup after just 2 matches. ...
  • World Cup 2014: 'Consequences' for Spain after exit, says Del Bosque June 19, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said there would be "consequences", including potentially for himself, after the holders' shock elimination from the World Cup on Wednesday, but that he needed time to reflect. "Whenever something negative happens in a World Cup or an important competition like this, it has...
  • World Cup 2014: Spain's reign not merely on the wane, it's over June 19, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: And so it was official. The reign of Spain was not merely on the wane - it was over. But this was no hard luck story. No tale of near misses, or if onlys. It was a 90-minute clubbing of a once-mighty empire. Of red-shirted men who had...
  • World Cup 2014: The reign of Spain is over; Netherlands look good June 19, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: The king is dead. The World Cup will have a new champion. Just like France in 2002 and Italy in 2010, defending champion Spain are going home with their tail between their legs. Chile's 2-0 win over Spain in the Maracana Stadium brimming with fevered supporters ends an...
  • World Cup 2014: Red hot Chile knock out champions Spain in group stage June 19, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Defending champion Spain, the dominant global football power for the past six years, were eliminated from World Cup contention on Wednesday with a 2-0 loss to Chile. Spain's famed passing game failed against a high-tempo, tenacious Chile team, their era ending in the storied Maracana Stadium filled...
  • World Cup 2014: Chilean fans invade the Maracana media centre June 19, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: About 100 soccer fans broke into the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, trashing temporary walls and lockers before Chile was to play Spain. The group was apparently mostly Chilean fans without tickets trying to get into the stadium. They sprinted through the large FIFA media center, causing some...