Chile national football team

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Chile
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) La Roja (The Red One)
Association Federación de Fútbol de Chile (FFCh)
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Reinaldo Rueda
Captain Gary Medel
Most caps Alexis Sánchez (121)
Top scorer Alexis Sánchez (39)
Home stadium Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos
FIFA code CHI
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 12 Steady (20 September 2018)
Highest 3 (April–May 2016)
Lowest 84 (December 2002)
Elo ranking
Current 17 Decrease 2 (16 October 2018)
Highest 2 (7 July 2016)
Lowest 59 (8 June 2003[1])
First international
 Argentina 3–1 Chile 
(Buenos Aires, Argentina; 27 May 1910)
Biggest win
 Chile 7–0 Venezuela 
(Santiago, Chile; 29 August 1979)
 Chile 7–0 Armenia 
(Viña del Mar, Chile; 4 January 1997)
 Mexico 0–7 Chile 
(Santa Clara, California, United States; 18 June 2016)
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 7–0 Chile 
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 17 September 1959)
World Cup
Appearances 9 (first in 1930)
Best result Third place, 1962
Copa América
Appearances 38 (first in 1916)
Best result Champions, 2015 and 2016
Confederations Cup
Appearances 1 (first in 2017)
Best result Runners-up, 2017

The Chile national football team (Selección de fútbol de Chile) represents Chile in major international football competitions and is controlled by the Federación de Fútbol de Chile which was established in 1895. The team is commonly referred to as La Roja ("The Red One").[3][4][5] They have appeared in nine World Cup tournaments and were hosts of the 1962 FIFA World Cup where they finished in third place, the highest position the country has ever achieved in the World Cup. Since the mid to late 1960s, the Elo ratings ranks Chile among the 10 strongest football teams in the world.

Chile are the reigning Copa América champions; after winning 2015 Copa América on home soil, they successfully defended their title in the United States in the Copa América Centenario in 2016. Prior to this, Chile had been runners-up in the competition on four occasions. As a result of winning the 2015 Copa América, they qualified for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, where they finished second.

History[edit]

The Chile national football team for the match of 5 June 1910[6]

The Federación de Fútbol de Chile is the second oldest South American federation, having been founded in Valparaíso on 19 June 1895.[7]

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 América, in 1916. On 12 October 1926, Chile made the first corner-kick goal in Copa América history in a match against Bolivia.

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 nevertheless was eliminated in the first round.

The Chilean national team in 1982.

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,[8] 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.

La Roja's most infamous moment, known as the "Roberto Rojas scandal" or in Chile as "El Maracanazo", occurred on 3 September 1989. At a 1990 FIFA World Cup qualifying match at Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã stadium, Brazil led Chile 1–0 and La Roja needed to win. Chilean goalkeeper Roberto Rojas fell to the pitch with an apparent injury to his forehead. A firework had been thrown from the stands by a Brazilian fan named Rosenery Mello do Nascimento[9] and was smouldering about a yard away. After Rojas was carried off the pitch, the Chilean players and coaches claimed that conditions were not safe and they refused to return, so the match was abandoned. However, video footage of the match showed that the firework had not made contact with Rojas. FIFA forfeited the game to Brazil, Chile was banned from the qualifiers for the 1994 FIFA World Cup, and Rojas was banned for life,[10] although an amnesty was granted in 2001.

On 19 July 2007, the Chilean Football Federation banned six of the national team players, because of "internal indiscipline" during the Copa América 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, Pablo Contreras and striker Reinaldo Navia.[11] Nelson Acosta's resignation as manager came after Chile were knocked out of the 2007 Copa América. Chile had qualified to the quarter-finals after a 3–2 win against Ecuador, and a 0–0 draw against Mexico. But two losses, one of those being a 6–1 defeat against Brazil, sealed Acosta's fate. Former Argentina manager Marcelo Bielsa was given the task of becoming the Chile national team manager in preparation for the 2010 World Cup qualifiers.[12]

On 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 Alfio Basile's tenure as Argentina's coach.

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 tournament, 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 then became Chile's manager in March 2011.

After a string of bad performances and harsh criticisms, Claudio Borghi stepped down as Chile's manager in November 2012. A new manager, Jorge Sampaoli, was appointed in December 2012. A disciple of Marcelo Bielsa, Jorge Sampaoli broke new records for La Roja by winning 10, drawing 3, and losing only 3 of 15 games as the head of the Chilean national team.

With Sampaoli, Chile were able to qualify for 2014 FIFA World Cup, reaching to the round of 16, where Chile lost to Brazil in penalties.

In the 2015 Copa América, Chile won their first game against Ecuador, with 2–0 being the score. In their second game, Chile drew against Mexico. Chile advanced to the knockout stage as Group A winners with 7 points and most goals scored of any team in the tournament (10). Then they beat Uruguay in the quarterfinals and Peru in the semifinals. In the final, Chile defeated Argentina on penalties (4–1) after a 0–0 draw, to win their first Copa America title.

In January 2016, just six months after winning the 2015 Copa America, Jorge Sampaoli stepped down as Chile's manager.[13] A new manager, the Argentinean Juan Antonio Pizzi, was appointed at the end of the same month, who then led La Roja to a second Copa America Centenario 2016 victory after again beating Argentina in the final.[14]

In the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup held in Russia, for which they had qualified by winning the Copa America, Chile won their first group stage match against Cameroon with 2–0 being the score. In their second match against the Germany, Chile drew after a hard match and both team scored 1. In their final game of the group stage against Australia, Chile drew once again but qualified to the knockout stage on virtue of having more points than Australia, though having less points than Germany. In the semis, after a tense and exciting match, Chile came out on top, beating Portugal on Penalties, 3–0 and hence they qualified for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Final. In their first ever final in a FIFA-sanctioned tournament, Chile faced Germany and lost 1–0.

On 10 October 2017, after losing 3-0 to Brazil, Chile failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, causing an end to what was perceived as their "golden generation". They ended up being the highest ranked team that failed to qualify at 9th.

Kits[edit]

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 that was featured in the 1947 South American Championship, the precursor of the Copa América, has remained in place since. In 2016, red shorts were introduced as an option for the first time.

In August 2010, Puma acquired the contract to be the official kit supplier for the Chilean team from 2011–2015, paying US$ 3 million per year, also providing referees' kits and balls for domestic club competitions. The previous kit supplier, from 2004 to 2010 including the 2010 World Cup, was Brooks Sports.[15]

Puma company ended its link after the Copa America 2015 with the tender for the new brand that will outfit the team since August 2015. This procedure was won by the American company Nike. Thus, the brand will be responsible for all the costumes of the selection once the Copa America ends. The contract with Nike will last until the 2022 FIFA World Cup.[16]

Stadium[edit]

Estadio Nacional at night.

The Chilean national team plays their qualifying matches at the Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos 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 current official registered capacity is of 49,000 spectators, but has surpassed the 75,000 mark on many occasions when the match is of high demand.[17] 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 26 December 1962, for a game between Universidad Católica and Universidad de Chile.

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

Rivalries[edit]

Argentina[edit]

With 89 games played, this is the most played fixture in the history of the Chilean national team and the third most played for Argentina – after their encounters with Uruguay and Brazil. The teams' first meeting was in Buenos Aires on 27 May 1910, and matches always draw large crowds in Chile.

Peru[edit]

The Chile–Peru football rivalry is known in Spanish as the Clásico del Pacífico ("Pacific Derby").[18] The rivalry is considered to be one of the fiercest rivalries in the world,[19][20] with CNN World Sport editor Greg Duke ranking it among the top ten football rivalries in the world.[21] The rivalry between Chile and Peru stems from historical politics, border disputes, and the War of the Pacific,[22][23][24] with the rivalry producing some of the most intense matches in South American footballing history.[20]

Chile first faced Peru in the 1935 South American Championship, losing 1–0.[25]

Bolivia[edit]

Chile's other rival is Bolivia, and similar to Peru, Bolivia has ill feeling over Chile due to the outcome of the War of the Pacific, which Bolivia lost its sea connection. However, the rivalry is mainly felt from the Bolivian side rather than Chilean side, since Chile's major opponents are mostly top team in the region like Argentina, or Brazil.[26]

Sponsors[edit]

Managers[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 24 players have been called up for the friendly matches against Peru on 12 October and Mexico on 16 October 2018.[27]
Caps and goals updated as of 16 October 2018 after the match against Mexico.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Brayan Cortés (1995-03-11) 11 March 1995 (age 23) 1 0 Chile Colo-Colo
12 1GK Fernando de Paul (1991-04-25) 25 April 1991 (age 27) 1 0 Chile Universidad de Chile
23 1GK Lawrence Vigouroux (1993-11-19) 19 November 1993 (age 24) 0 0 England Swindon Town

17 2DF Gary Medel (1987-08-03) 3 August 1987 (age 31) 114 7 Turkey Beşiktaş
4 2DF Mauricio Isla (1988-06-12) 12 June 1988 (age 30) 103 4 Turkey Fenerbahçe
2 2DF Eugenio Mena (1988-07-18) 18 July 1988 (age 30) 55 3 Argentina Racing
3 2DF Enzo Roco (1992-08-16) 16 August 1992 (age 26) 23 1 Turkey Beşiktaş
5 2DF Paulo Díaz (1994-08-25) 25 August 1994 (age 24) 16 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli
6 2DF Guillermo Maripán (1994-05-06) 6 May 1994 (age 24) 11 2 Spain Alavés
20 2DF Igor Lichnovsky (1994-03-07) 7 March 1994 (age 24) 5 0 Mexico Cruz Azul
15 2DF Alfonso Parot (1989-10-15) 15 October 1989 (age 29) 1 0 Argentina Rosario Central

8 3MF Arturo Vidal (1987-05-22) 22 May 1987 (age 31) 103 24 Spain Barcelona
16 3MF Matías Fernández (1986-03-15) 15 March 1986 (age 32) 74 14 Mexico Necaxa
14 3MF Felipe Gutiérrez (1990-10-08) 8 October 1990 (age 28) 35 4 United States Sporting Kansas City
13 3MF Erick Pulgar (1994-01-15) 15 January 1994 (age 24) 11 0 Italy Bologna
21 3MF Lorenzo Reyes (1991-06-13) 13 June 1991 (age 27) 8 1 Mexico Atlas
10 3MF Diego Valdés (1994-01-30) 30 January 1994 (age 24) 8 1 Mexico Morelia
19 3MF Víctor Dávila (1997-11-04) 4 November 1997 (age 20) 1 0 Mexico Necaxa

7 4FW Alexis Sánchez (1988-12-19) 19 December 1988 (age 29) 122 39 England Manchester United
9 4FW Nicolás Castillo (1993-02-14) 14 February 1993 (age 25) 16 2 Portugal Benfica
11 4FW Júnior Fernándes (1988-04-10) 10 April 1988 (age 30) 15 0 Turkey Alanyaspor
18 4FW Ángelo Sagal (1993-04-18) 18 April 1993 (age 25) 14 2 Mexico Pachuca
22 4FW Ángelo Henríquez (1994-04-13) 13 April 1994 (age 24) 12 2 Chile Universidad de Chile
24 4FW Ignacio Jeraldino (1995-12-06) 6 December 1995 (age 22) 2 0 Chile Audax Italiano

Recent call-ups[edit]

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

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Gabriel AriasINJ (1987-09-13) 13 September 1987 (age 31) 3 0 Argentina Racing v.  Peru, 12 October 2018
GK Cristopher Toselli (1988-06-15) 15 June 1988 (age 30) 9 0 Chile Everton v.  Poland, 8 June 2018
GK Gonzalo Collao (1997-09-09) 9 September 1997 (age 21) 1 0 Chile Cobreloa v.  Poland, 8 June 2018
GK Johnny Herrera (1981-05-09) 9 May 1981 (age 37) 23 0 Chile Universidad de Chile v.  Denmark, 27 March 2018

DF Miiko Albornoz (1990-11-30) 30 November 1990 (age 27) 13 2 Germany Hannover 96 v.  South Korea, 11 September 2018
DF Francisco Sierralta (1997-05-06) 6 May 1997 (age 21) 1 0 Italy Parma v.  South Korea, 11 September 2018
DF Cristián CuevasINJ (1995-04-02) 2 April 1995 (age 23) 1 0 Austria Austria Wien v.  Japan, 7 September 2018
DF José Bizama (1994-06-25) 25 June 1994 (age 24) 3 0 Chile Huachipato v.  Poland, 8 June 2018
DF Sebastián Vegas (1996-12-04) 4 December 1996 (age 21) 3 0 Mexico Morelia v.  Poland, 8 June 2018
DF Benjamín Kuščević (1996-05-02) 2 May 1996 (age 22) 0 0 Chile Universidad Católica v.  Poland, 8 June 2018
DF Jean Beausejour (1984-06-01) 1 June 1984 (age 34) 100 6 Chile Universidad de Chile v.  Denmark, 27 March 2018
DF Valber Huerta (1993-08-26) 26 August 1993 (age 25) 0 0 Chile Huachipato v.  Denmark, 27 March 2018

MF Pablo HernándezINJ (1986-10-24) 24 October 1986 (age 31) 24 3 Argentina Independiente v.  Peru, 12 October 2018
MF Charles Aránguiz (1989-04-17) 17 April 1989 (age 29) 67 7 Germany Bayer Leverkusen v.  South Korea, 11 September 2018
MF Jimmy Martínez (1997-01-26) 26 January 1997 (age 21) 3 0 Chile Huachipato v.  Poland, 8 June 2018
MF Pablo Galdames (1996-11-30) 30 November 1996 (age 21) 2 0 Argentina Vélez Sarsfield v.  Poland, 8 June 2018
MF Ángelo Araos (1997-01-06) 6 January 1997 (age 21) 1 0 Brazil Corinthians v.  Poland, 8 June 2018
MF Marcos Bolados (1996-02-28) 28 February 1996 (age 22) 2 1 Chile Universidad Católica v.  Denmark, 27 March 2018

FW Martín Rodríguez (1994-08-05) 5 August 1994 (age 24) 12 1 Mexico UNAM v.  South Korea, 11 September 2018
FW Diego Rubio (1993-05-15) 15 May 1993 (age 25) 4 0 United States Sporting Kansas City v.  South Korea, 11 September 2018
FW Fabián OrellanaINJ (1986-01-27) 27 January 1986 (age 32) 40 2 Spain Eibar v.  Japan, 7 September 2018
FW Felipe Mora (1993-08-02) 2 August 1993 (age 25) 2 0 Mexico UNAM v.  Poland, 8 June 2018
FW Eduardo Vargas (1989-11-20) 20 November 1989 (age 28) 82 35 Mexico UANL v.  Denmark, 27 March 2018

  • INJ Withdrew from the squad due to injury
  • PRE Preliminary squad
  • RET Retired from National Team
  • SUS Withdrew from the squad due to suspension

Results and fixtures[edit]

2017[edit]

2018[edit]

Records[edit]

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Group Stage 5th 3 2 0 1 5 3 Qualified as invitees
Italy 1934 Withdrew Withdrew
France 1938
Brazil 1950 Group Stage 9th 3 1 0 2 5 6 Qualified automatically
Switzerland 1954 Did not qualify 4 0 0 4 1 10
Sweden 1958 4 1 0 3 2 10
Chile 1962 Third Place 3rd 6 4 0 2 10 8 Qualified as hosts
England 1966 Group Stage 13th 3 0 1 2 2 5 5 3 1 1 14 8
Mexico 1970 Did not qualify 4 1 2 1 5 4
West Germany 1974 Group Stage 11th 3 0 2 1 1 2 5 3 1 1 6 2
Argentina 1978 Did not qualify 4 2 1 1 5 3
Spain 1982 Group Stage 22nd 3 0 0 3 3 8 4 3 1 0 6 0
Mexico 1986 Did not qualify 9 5 2 2 18 12
Italy 1990 4 2 1 1 9 4
United States 1994 Banned Banned
France 1998 Round of 16 16th 4 0 3 1 5 8 16 7 4 5 32 18
South Korea Japan 2002 Did not qualify 18 3 3 12 15 27
Germany 2006 18 5 7 6 18 22
South Africa 2010 Round of 16 10th 4 2 0 2 3 5 18 10 3 5 32 22
Brazil 2014 9th 4 2 1 1 6 4 16 9 1 6 29 25
Russia 2018 Did not qualify 18 8 2 8 26 27
Qatar 2022 To be determined
CanadaMexicoUnited States 2026
Total Third Place 9/23 33 11 7 15 40 49 147 62 29 56 218 194

Record by opponent[edit]

FIFA World Cup matches (by team)
Opponent Wins Draws Losses Total Goals Scored Goals Conceded
 Algeria 0 0 1 1 2 3
 Argentina 0 0 1 1 1 3
 Australia 1 1 0 2 3 1
 Austria 0 1 1 2 1 2
 Brazil 0 1 3 4 4 12
 Cameroon 0 1 0 1 1 1
 East Germany 0 1 0 1 1 1
 England 0 0 1 1 0 2
 France 1 0 0 1 1 0
 Germany 0 0 3 3 1 7
 Honduras 1 0 0 1 1 0
 Italy 1 1 1 3 4 4
 Mexico 1 0 0 1 3 0
 Netherlands 0 0 1 1 0 2
 North Korea 0 1 0 1 1 1
 Soviet Union 1 0 1 2 3 3
 Spain 1 0 2 3 3 4
  Switzerland 2 0 0 2 4 1
 United States 1 0 0 1 5 2
 Yugoslavia 1 0 0 1 1 0

FIFA Confederations Cup[edit]

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Saudi Arabia 1992 Did Not Qualify
Saudi Arabia 1995
Saudi Arabia 1997
Mexico 1999
South Korea Japan 2001
France 2003
Germany 2005
South Africa 2009
Brazil 2013
Russia 2017 Runners-up 2nd 5 1 3 1 4 3
2021 To be determined
Total Runners-up 1/11 5 1 3 1 4 3

Copa América[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

South American Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Argentina 1916 Fourth Place 4th 3 0 1 2 2 11
Uruguay 1917 Fourth Place 4th 3 0 0 3 0 10
Brazil 1919 Fourth Place 4th 3 0 0 3 1 12
Chile 1920 Fourth Place 4th 3 0 1 2 2 4
Argentina 1921 Withdrew
Brazil 1922 Fifth Place 5th 4 0 1 3 1 10
Uruguay 1923 Withdrew
Uruguay 1924 Fourth Place 4th 3 0 0 3 1 10
Argentina 1925 Withdrew
Chile 1926 Third Place 3rd 4 2 1 1 14 6
Peru 1927 Withdrew
Argentina 1929 Did not participate
Peru 1935 Fourth Place 4th 3 0 0 3 2 7
Argentina 1937 Fifth Place 5th 5 1 1 3 12 13
Peru 1939 Fourth Place 4th 4 1 0 3 8 12
Chile 1941 Third Place 3rd 4 2 0 2 6 3
Uruguay 1942 Sixth Place 6th 6 1 1 4 4 15
Chile 1945 Third Place 3rd 6 4 1 1 15 5
Argentina 1946 Fifth Place 5th 5 2 0 3 8 11
Ecuador 1947 Fourth Place 4th 7 4 1 2 14 13
Brazil 1949 Fifth Place 5th 7 2 1 4 10 14
Peru 1953 Fourth Place 4th 6 3 1 2 10 10
Chile 1955 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 19 8
Uruguay 1956 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 0 2 11 8
Peru 1957 Sixth Place 6th 6 1 1 4 9 17
Argentina 1959 Fifth Place 5th 6 2 1 3 9 14
Ecuador 1959 Did not participate
Bolivia 1963
Uruguay 1967 Third Place 3rd 5 2 2 1 8 6
Total Runners-up 22/29 103 33 15 55 166 219
Copa América record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Location South America.png 1975 Group Stage 6th 4 1 1 2 7 6
Location South America.png 1979 Runners-up 2nd 9 4 3 2 13 6
Location South America.png 1983 Group Stage 5th 4 2 1 1 8 2
Argentina 1987 Runners-up 2nd 4 3 0 1 9 3
Brazil 1989 Group Stage 5th 4 2 0 2 7 5
Chile 1991 Third Place 3rd 7 3 2 2 11 6
Ecuador 1993 Group Stage 7th 3 1 0 2 3 4
Uruguay 1995 Group Stage 9th 3 0 1 2 3 8
Bolivia 1997 Group Stage 9th 3 0 0 3 1 5
Paraguay 1999 Fourth Place 4th 6 2 1 3 8 7
Colombia 2001 Quarter-Finals 7th 4 2 0 2 5 5
Peru 2004 Group Stage 10th 3 0 1 2 2 4
Venezuela 2007 Quarter-Finals 8th 4 1 1 2 4 11
Argentina 2011 Quarter-Finals 5th 4 2 1 1 5 4
Chile 2015 Champions 1st 6 4 2 0 13 4
United States 2016 Champions 1st 6 4 1 1 16 5
Brazil 2019
Ecuador 2023
Total 2 Titles 15/15 74 31 15 28 115 85

Summer Olympics Record[edit]

     Gold       Silver       Bronze  

Olympics Record
Year Host Result GP W D L GS GA
1896 Greece Athens No Football Tournament
1900 France Paris Did Not Participate
1904 United States St. Louis
1908 United Kingdom London
1912 Sweden Stockholm
1920 Belgium Antwerp
1924 France Paris
1928 Netherlands Amsterdam Consolation Final 3 1 1 1 7 7
1932 United States Los Angeles No football tournament
1936 Germany Berlin Withdrew
1948 United Kingdom London Did Not Participate
1952 Finland Helsinki First Stage 1 0 0 1 4 5
1956 Australia Melbourne Did Not Participate
1960 Italy Rome Did Not Qualify
1964 Japan Tokyo
1968 Mexico Mexico City
1972 West Germany Munich
1976 Canada Montreal
1980 Soviet Union Moscow
1984 United States Los Angeles Quarter-finals 4 1 2 1 2 2
1988 South Korea Seoul Did Not Qualify
1992 Spain Barcelona
1996 United States Atlanta
2000 Australia Sydney Third Place 6 4 0 2 14 6
2004 Greece Athens Did Not Qualify
2008 China Beijing
2012 United Kingdom London
2016 Brazil Rio de Janeiro
2020 Japan Tokyo To Be Determined
Total 4/24 14 6 3 5 27 20

Pan American Games[edit]

Pan American Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1951 Third place 3rd 4 1 2 1 8 6
1955 and 1959 Did not participate
1963 Third place 3rd 4 2 1 1 12 6
1967 to 1979 Did not participate
1983 Round 1 3 1 2 0 3 2
1987 Runners-up 2nd 5 2 2 1 6 6
1991 Did not participate
1995 Quarterfinals 4 1 1 2 3 6
1999 to 2015 Did not participate
Total Runners-up 5/16 20 7 8 5 32 26

Honours[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • In 2010, Chicago-based rock band Manwomanchild released the song "Chile La Roja" in support of Chile's 2010 World Cup team.[28][29][30]

References[edit]

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  29. ^ "Top: La Roja tiene himno anglo". Las Últimas Noticias (in Spanish). 23 June 2010. Retrieved 29 June 2010.
  30. ^ "La Roja de Bielsa ahora tiene un himno en versión anglo". La Nación (in Spanish). 23 June 2010. Archived from the original on 28 June 2010. Retrieved 29 June 2010.

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Preceded by
2011 Uruguay 
Copa América Champions
2015 (1st title)
2016 (2nd title)
Succeeded by
Incumbents