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 Juan Antonio Pizzi
Captain Claudio Bravo
Most caps Claudio Bravo (110)
Top scorer Marcelo Salas (37)
Home stadium Estadio Nacional
FIFA code CHI
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 4 Steady (9 February 2017)
Highest 3 (April–May 2016)
Lowest 84 (December 2002)
Elo ranking
Current 5 Steady (17 February 2017)
Highest 2 (July 2016)
Lowest 60 (April 2003)
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)[1]
 Mexico 0–7 Chile 
(Santa Clara, 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 TBD, 2017

The Chile national football team (Selección de fútbol de Chile) represents Chile in all 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 25 strongest football teams in the world.

Chile are the reigning Copa América champions; after winning 2015 Copa América on home soil, it 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.

History[edit]

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

The Federación de Fútbol de Chile is the second oldest South American federation, having been founded in Valparaíso on June 19, 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 October 12, 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.

On July 19, 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.[9] 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.[10]

On October 16, 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.[11] A new manager, the argentinean Juan Antonio Pizzi, was appointed at the end of the same month.[12]

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 [13]

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 last until the 2022 FIFA World Cup.[14]

1910–1941
1941–1947
since 1947
World Cup 1974 Home
World Cup 1982 Home
Copa América 1993 Home
World Cup 1998 Home
2003–2006
2007–2009

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.[15] 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 December 26, 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]

Portrait of two men, dressed in sports attire, looking straight a the viewer
Chile's Raúl Toro and Peru's Teodoro Fernández, opponents in the 1937 South American Championship

Chile maintains a rivalry with neighbouring Peru[dubious ],[better source needed]; the Chile–Peru football rivalry is known in Spanish as the Clásico del Pacífico ("Pacific Derby").[16] The rivalry is considered to be one of the fiercest rivalries in the world,[17][18] with CNN World Sport editor Greg Duke ranks it among the top ten football rivalries in the world.[19] The rivalry between Chile and Peru stems from historical politics, border disputes, and the War of the Pacific,[20][21][22] with the rivalry producing some of the most intense matches in South American footballing history.[23]

Chile first faced Peru in the 1935 South American Championship, prevailing 1–0.[24] The two countries traditionally compete with each other over the rank of fourth-best national team in South America (after Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay).[25] They also both claim to have invented the bicycle kick; Peruvians call it the chalaca, while it is the chilena in Chile.[26]

Sponsors[edit]

Managers[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 22 players were called up for the 2017 China cup matches against Croatia on January 11 and Iceland on January 15, 2017.[27][28][29][30][31]
Caps and goals updated as of January 15, 2017 after the match against Iceland.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Cristopher Toselli (1988-06-15) June 15, 1988 (age 28) 9 0 Chile Universidad Católica
1GK Gabriel Castellón (1993-09-08) September 8, 1993 (age 23) 0 0 Chile Santiago Wanderers
1GK Darío Melo (1994-03-24) March 24, 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Chile Palestino

2DF Paulo Díaz (1994-03-24) March 24, 1994 (age 22) 3 0 Argentina San Lorenzo
2DF Guillermo Maripán (1994-05-06) May 6, 1994 (age 22) 2 0 Chile Universidad Católica
2DF Óscar Opazo (1990-10-18) October 18, 1990 (age 26) 2 0 Chile Santiago Wanderers
2DF Branco Ampuero (1993-07-19) July 19, 1993 (age 23) 1 0 Chile Deportes Antofagasta
2DF Sebastián Vegas (1996-12-04) December 4, 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Mexico Morelia

3MF Jean Beausejour (1984-06-01) June 1, 1984 (age 32) 87 6 Chile Universidad de Chile
3MF Carlos Carmona (1987-02-21) February 21, 1987 (age 30) 50 1 United States Atlanta United
3MF José Pedro Fuenzalida (1985-02-22) February 22, 1985 (age 32) 40 3 Chile Universidad Católica
3MF Rafael Caroca (1989-07-19) July 19, 1989 (age 27) 3 0 Chile Deportes Iquique
3MF Esteban Pavez (1990-05-01) May 1, 1990 (age 26) 3 0 Chile Colo-Colo
3MF César Pinares (1991-05-23) May 23, 1991 (age 25) 2 1 Chile Unión Española
3MF Pablo Galdames (1996-12-30) December 30, 1996 (age 20) 2 0 Chile Unión Española
3MF Cristián Cuevas (1995-04-02) April 2, 1995 (age 21) 0 0 Belgium Sint-Truiden

4FW Eduardo Vargas (1989-11-20) November 20, 1989 (age 27) 68 32 Mexico Tigres UANL
4FW Junior Fernandes (1988-10-04) October 4, 1988 (age 28) 11 0 Turkey Alanyaspor
4FW Ángelo Henríquez (1994-04-13) April 13, 1994 (age 22) 9 2 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
4FW Leonardo Valencia (1991-04-25) April 25, 1991 (age 25) 4 0 Chile Palestino
4FW Ángelo Sagal (1993-04-18) April 18, 1993 (age 23) 3 1 Chile Huachipato
4FW Álvaro Ramos (1992-04-14) April 14, 1992 (age 24) 1 0 Chile Deportes Iquique

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 Claudio Bravo (1983-04-13) April 13, 1983 (age 33) 110 0 England Manchester City v.  Uruguay, November 15, 2016
GK Johnny Herrera (1981-05-09) May 9, 1981 (age 35) 16 0 Chile Universidad de Chile v.  Uruguay, November 15, 2016
GK Miguel Pinto (1983-04-04) April 4, 1983 (age 33) 21 0 Chile O'Higgins v.  Bolivia, September 6, 2016
GK Paulo Garcés (1984-08-02) August 2, 1984 (age 32) 1 0 Chile Colo-Colo v.  Bolivia, September 6, 2016

DF Gonzalo Jara (1985-08-29) August 29, 1985 (age 31) 99 3 Chile Universidad de Chile 2017 China Cup INJ
DF Gary Medel (1987-08-03) August 3, 1987 (age 29) 97 7 Italy Internazionale v.  Uruguay, November 15, 2016
DF Mauricio Isla (1988-06-12) June 12, 1988 (age 28) 85 3 Italy Cagliari v.  Uruguay, November 15, 2016
DF Eugenio Mena (1988-07-18) July 18, 1988 (age 28) 50 3 Argentina San Lorenzo v.  Uruguay, November 15, 2016
DF Enzo Roco (1992-08-16) August 16, 1992 (age 24) 15 1 Mexico Cruz Azul v.  Uruguay, November 15, 2016
DF Miiko Albornoz (1990-11-30) November 30, 1990 (age 26) 8 1 Germany Hannover 96 v.  Uruguay, November 15, 2016
DF Igor Lichnovsky (1994-03-07) March 7, 1994 (age 22) 1 0 Spain Valladolid v.  Peru, October 11, 2016
DF Christian Vilches (1983-07-13) July 13, 1983 (age 33) 2 0 Chile Universidad de Chile v.  Bolivia, September 6, 2016
DF Felipe Campos (1993-11-08) November 8, 1993 (age 23) 0 0 Chile Colo-Colo Copa América Centenario PRE
DF René Meléndez (1998-11-19) November 19, 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Chile Audax Italiano v.  Mexico, June 1, 2016

MF Arturo Vidal (1987-05-22) May 22, 1987 (age 29) 86 20 Germany Bayern Munich v.  Uruguay, November 15, 2016
MF Charles Aránguiz (1989-04-17) April 17, 1989 (age 27) 53 7 Germany Bayer Leverkusen v.  Uruguay, November 15, 2016 SUS
MF Marcelo Díaz (1986-12-30) December 30, 1986 (age 30) 52 1 Spain Celta v.  Uruguay, November 15, 2016
MF Felipe Gutiérrez (1990-10-08) October 8, 1990 (age 26) 32 4 Spain Betis v.  Uruguay, November 15, 2016
MF Francisco Silva (1986-02-11) February 11, 1986 (age 31) 30 0 Mexico Cruz Azul v.  Uruguay, November 15, 2016
MF Pablo Hernández (1986-10-24) October 24, 1986 (age 30) 10 3 Spain Celta v.  Uruguay, November 15, 2016
MF Erick Pulgar (1994-01-15) January 15, 1994 (age 23) 5 0 Italy Bologna v.  Uruguay, November 15, 2016
MF Jorge Valdivia (1983-10-19) October 19, 1983 (age 33) 73 7 United Arab Emirates Al Wahda v.  Peru, October 11, 2016 INJ
MF Lorenzo Reyes (1991-06-13) June 13, 1991 (age 25) 4 0 Chile Universidad de Chile v.  Peru, October 11, 2016
MF Matías Fernández (1986-05-15) May 15, 1986 (age 30) 73 14 Italy Milan v.  Bolivia, September 6, 2016
MF Rodrigo Millar (1981-11-03) November 3, 1981 (age 35) 37 3 Mexico Morelia v.  Bolivia, September 6, 2016
MF Manuel Iturra (1984-06-23) June 23, 1984 (age 32) 34 1 Mexico Necaxa Copa América Centenario PRE
MF Fernando Meneses (1985-08-27) August 27, 1985 (age 31) 16 1 Chile Unión Española Copa América Centenario PRE
MF Bryan Rabello (1994-05-21) May 21, 1994 (age 22) 5 0 Mexico UNAM Copa América Centenario PRE
MF Diego Valdés (1994-01-30) January 30, 1994 (age 23) 1 0 Mexico Morelia Copa América Centenario PRE
MF Adrián Cuadra (1997-10-23) October 23, 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Chile Santiago Wanderers v.  Mexico, June 1, 2016
MF Gabriel Suazo (1997-08-09) August 9, 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Chile Colo-Colo v.  Mexico, June 1, 2016

FW Esteban Paredes (1980-08-01) August 1, 1980 (age 36) 35 10 Chile Colo-Colo 2017 China Cup INJ
FW Martín Rodríguez (1994-08-05) August 5, 1994 (age 22) 1 0 Mexico Cruz Azul 2017 China Cup
FW Alexis Sánchez (1988-12-19) December 19, 1988 (age 28) 106 36 England Arsenal v.  Uruguay, November 15, 2016
FW Fabián Orellana (1986-01-27) January 27, 1986 (age 31) 39 2 Spain Valencia v.  Uruguay, November 15, 2016
FW Edson Puch (1986-09-04) September 4, 1986 (age 30) 15 2 Mexico Necaxa v.  Uruguay, November 15, 2016 INJ
FW Nicolás Castillo (1993-02-14) February 14, 1993 (age 24) 8 1 Mexico UNAM v.  Uruguay, November 15, 2016
FW Mauricio Pinilla (1984-02-04) February 4, 1984 (age 33) 45 8 Italy Genoa v.  Ecuador, October 6, 2016 INJ
FW Nicolás Maturana (1993-04-08) April 8, 1993 (age 23) 0 0 Mexico Necaxa v.  Bolivia, September 6, 2016
FW Mark González (1984-07-10) July 10, 1984 (age 32) 56 6 Chile Colo-Colo Copa América Centenario
FW Marcos Bolados (1996-02-28) February 28, 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Chile Colo-Colo Copa América Centenario PRE
FW Marcelo Larrondo (1988-08-16) August 16, 1988 (age 28) 0 0 Argentina River Plate Copa América Centenario PRE
FW Jeisson Vargas (1997-09-15) September 15, 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Argentina Estudiantes Copa América Centenario PRE
FW Ignacio Jara (1997-02-11) February 11, 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Chile Cobreloa v.  Mexico, June 1, 2016
Notes
  • INJ Withdrew from the squad due to injury
  • PRE Preliminary squad
  • SUS Withdrew from the squad due to suspension

Results and fixtures[edit]

2016[edit]

Further information: 2016 in Chilean football

2017[edit]

Further information: 2017 in Chilean football

Note

  1. ^ Chile were sanctioned by FIFA to play one home match (against Bolivia on 6 September 2016) away from Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos, Santiago due to homophobic chants by the team’s fans, with a possible ban on a second match subject to a probation period of two years.[35] Since Chile committed another infringement during this period, a second match ban on playing at Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos will be served (against Venezuela on 28 March 2017).[36]

Records[edit]

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

FIFA World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Group Stage 5th 3 2 0 1 5 3
Italy 1934 Withdrew
France 1938
Brazil 1950 Group Stage 9th 3 1 0 2 5 6
Switzerland 1954 Did Not Qualify
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962 Third Place 3rd 6 4 0 2 10 8
England 1966 Group Stage 13th 3 0 1 2 2 5
Mexico 1970 Did Not Qualify
West Germany 1974 Group Stage 11th 3 0 2 1 1 2
Argentina 1978 Did Not Qualify
Spain 1982 Group Stage 22nd 3 0 0 3 3 8
Mexico 1986 Did Not Qualify
Italy 1990
United States 1994 Banned
France 1998 Round of 16 16th 4 0 3 1 5 8
South Korea Japan 2002 Did Not Qualify
Germany 2006
South Africa 2010 Round of 16 10th 4 2 0 2 3 5
Brazil 2014 Round of 16 9th 4 2 1 1 6 4
Russia 2018 To be determined
Qatar 2022
Total Third Place 9/22 33 11 7 15 40 49

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 Qualified
Qatar 2021 To be determined
Total

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 22/29 171 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 2011 Did not participate
Total Runners-up 5/15 20 7 8 5 32 26

Honours[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.[37][38][39]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fifa.com, Comparison of Armenia and Chile
  2. ^ After 1988, the tournament has been restricted to squads with no more than 3 players over the age of 23, and these matches are not regarded as part of the national team's record, nor are caps awarded.
  3. ^ "Uno a uno de la Roja: Buenas individualidades pero falta juego colectivo". EMOL (El Mercurio On-Line). February 29, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ Mateo, Miguel Ángel (May 31, 2010). "El porqué de 'la Roja'". El Mundo (España). Retrieved September 15, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Sudáfrica será el octavo Mundial para la 'Roja'". El Mercurio de Antofagasta. March 6, 2012. Retrieved October 11, 2009. 
  6. ^ IFFHS, ed. (2010). "Chile: Full "A" internationals (1910)". IFFHS. Retrieved 9 December 2010. 
  7. ^ Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol
  8. ^ (Spanish) http://revista.guachacas.cl/Epi_mundial30.html
  9. ^ "Chile blacklist six Copa players". BBC Sport. 11 July 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-12. 
  10. ^ "Chile name Bielsa as new coach". Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  11. ^ "Jorge Sampaoli quits as Chile manager after row with new president". The Guardian. 19 January 2016. Retrieved 2016-11-22. 
  12. ^ "Juan Antonio Pizzi named new Chile coach to 2018 World Cup". Dailymail. 30 January 2016. Retrieved 2016-11-22. 
  13. ^ (Spanish) http://www.emol.com/noticias/deportes/detalle/detallenoticias.asp?idnoticia=251738
  14. ^ C. Barrera y M. Parker, ed. (24 April 2015). "Nike vestirá a la Roja hasta el Mundial de Rusia de 2022". La Tercera. www.latercera.com. Retrieved 25 April 2015. El acuerdo se cerró en los últimos días. El contrato será vigente después de la Copa América hasta la cita planetaria. 
  15. ^ "Estadio Nacional de Chile". The Stadium Guide. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  16. ^ "A derby and a debut in South America". FIFA. 10 October 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2015. 
  17. ^ Domin, Martin. "Chile vs Peru Copa America preview: A rivalry dating back to 1800s is about more than cocktails and overhead kicks". Daily Mail. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  18. ^ Arango, Juan. "Peru, Chile and the War of the Pacific". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  19. ^ Greg Duke (6 November 2008). "Top 10 international rivalries". CNN. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  20. ^ "Politics, war and the bicycle kick: Chile and Peru set to renew storied rivalry at Copa America". The National. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  21. ^ Long, Gideon. "Fierce rivalry underpins Chile versus Peru clash". Reuters. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  22. ^ "Inside South American Soccer Rivalries". wbur.org. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  23. ^ Arango, Juan. "Peru, Chile and the War of the Pacific". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  24. ^ "Chile – Peru matches, 1935–2011". RSSSF. 6 March 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  25. ^ Henshaw 1979, p. 126.
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Copa América Champions
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