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Jan 23, 2014

Soccer-Tactics key element for Costa Rica at World Cup

SANTIAGO, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Costa Rica have to make the most of their tactical skills and defensive strength if they want to counter their World Cup rivals’ attacking power, coach Jorge Luis Pinto told Reuters.

Costa Rica face Uruguay, Italy and England in Group D at the Brazil finals starting on June 13.

Oct 16, 2013

Soccer-Chile beat 2-1 Ecuador, both qualify for World Cup finals

SANTIAGO, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Chile beat Ecuador 2-1 on Tuesday, thanks to goals from Alexis Sanchez and Gary Medel, in a result that secures both teams a spot at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.

Chile finished third in the nine-nation group with 28 points with Ecuador fourth on 25.

Sep 7, 2013

Chile dent Venezuela’s hopes of first World Cup

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile took a big step towards qualification and all but wrecked Venezuela’s dream of going to their first World Cup finals with a 3-0 home win in their South American qualifier on Friday.

Forward Eduardo Vargas, defender Marcos Gonzalez and midfielder Arturo Vidal scored for Chile, who leapfrogged Ecuador and now are third in the South American group on 24 points. Argentina and Colombia are joint top with 26.

Sep 7, 2013

Soccer-Chile dent Venezuela’s hopes of first World Cup

SANTIAGO, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Chile took a big step towards qualification and all but wrecked Venezuela’s dream of going to their first World Cup finals with a 3-0 home win in their South American qualifier on Friday.

Forward Eduardo Vargas, defender Marcos Gonzalez and midfielder Arturo Vidal scored for Chile, who leapfrogged Ecuador and now are third in the South American group on 24 points. Argentina and Colombia are joint top with 26.

Jun 12, 2013

Sanchez scores on Pizarro return as Chile beat Bolivia 3-1

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile marked David Pizarro’s comeback after almost eight years and Alexis Sanchez’s first goal in the World Cup qualifiers with a 3-1 home win over Bolivia on Tuesday.

The victory consolidated Chile’s hold on fourth place in the South American group with 21 points from 13 matches, behind Ecuador on goal difference after the Ecuadoreans were earlier held 1-1 at home by Argentina.

Jun 12, 2013

Soccer-Sanchez scores on Pizarro return as Chile beat Bolivia 3-1

SANTIAGO, June 11 (Reuters) – Chile marked David Pizarro’s comeback after almost eight years and Alexis Sanchez’s first goal in the World Cup qualifiers with a 3-1 home win over Bolivia on Tuesday.

The victory consolidated Chile’s hold on fourth place in the South American group with 21 points from 13 matches, behind Ecuador on goal difference after the Ecuadoreans were earlier held 1-1 at home by Argentina.

Mar 27, 2013

Soccer-Late arrival Paredes spurs Chile to victory over Uruguay

SANTIAGO, March 26 (Reuters) – Striker Esteban Paredes, handed a late call-up at the weekend, inspired Chile to a rousing 2-0 victory against Uruguay in Santiago on Tuesday that ended a run of four defeats in their World Cup qualifying.

Paredes, who plays for Mexico’s Atlante, was called into coach Jorge Sampaoli’s squad after Alexis Sanchez’s suspension on Friday and with Humberto Suazo having made himself unavailable due to poor form.

Oct 17, 2012

Soccer-Argentina weather Chile storm to win 2-1

SANTIAGO, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Argentina opened up a three-point lead in South America’s World Cup qualifying group after goals from Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain gave them a 2-1 victory over Chile on Tuesday.

Argentina weathered an early storm at the Estadio Nacional before Messi broke into the box, sidestepped a defender and beat goalkeeper Miguel Pinto in the 28th minute.

Oct 15, 2012

Soccer: Argentina, Ecuador seek inspiration on the road

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Winning on the road is tough in South America’s World Cup qualifiers but that is what Argentina and Ecuador must do if they are to stay at the top of the standings on Tuesday.

Argentina, rampant at home and leaders with 17 points from eight matches at the halfway stage in the nine-nation group, have managed one win in three away games before facing Chile in Santiago (8.05 p.m. EDT Wednesday).

Jun 22, 2012

Soccer-Boca hold U de Chile 0-0 to reach Libertadores final

SANTIAGO, June 21 (Reuters) – Boca Juniors drew 0-0 with
Universidad de Chile at the Estadio Nacional on Thursday to set
up a Libertadores Cup final against Corinthians.

The Argentine six-times South American champions took the
semi-final tie 2-0 on aggregate having won the first leg by that
score at La Bombonera in Buenos Aires last week.