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Arturo Vidal retires from Chile after World Cup disappointment

Chile's forward Alexis Sanchez (R) is congratulated by Chile's midfielder Arturo Vidal after scoring a goal during the 2017 Confederations Cup group B football match between Germany and Chile at the Kazan Arena Stadium in Kazan on June 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE        (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal has retired from international duty at the age of 30 after Chile failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Vidal said his decision comes with his “soul crushed” after he missed Chile’s final shot at qualification on Tuesday through suspension, the South American champions losing 3-0 to Brazil to miss out on the tournament ...

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2017 FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUP: Germany crowned winners

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JULY 02: Kerem Demirbay (L-R), Shkodran Mustafi, Amin Younes und Emre Can of Germany hold the trophy after winning the FIFA Confederations Cup final match between Chile and Germany at Saint Petersburg Stadium on July 2, 2017 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Lukas Schulze - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Germany have added the FIFA Confederations Cup to their bulging collection of trophies, winning this tournament for the first time after holding off an impressive but wasteful Chile side in Saint Petersburg. They prevailed after the most intriguing of finals, which pitted Russia 2017’s youngest side against its oldest; the tournament’s deadliest attack against its meanest defence. The match also ...

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Confederations Cup: Germany and Chile qualify from Group B

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez (right) became Chile's all-time top scorer with his 38th international goal earlier in the tournament (Image credit: Getty Images)

Chile qualified behind Germany from Group B to reach the Confederations Cup semi-finals. after drawing 1-1 wiith Australia in their final group game. Euro 2016 winners Portugal will now face Chile in the last four on Wednesday. Australia went ahead through winger James Troisi, before substitute Martin Rodriguez levelled from close range. World champions Germany moved above Chile with a ...

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Alexis Sanchez suffers muscle injury on Chile duty

Sanchez won his 100th cap for his country earlier this year (Image credit: AFP)

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has picked up a “low grade muscle injury” on international duty with Chile. Sanchez, 27, will miss Chile’s World Cup qualifier in Colombia on Thursday. But the Chilean team’s medical staff say the former Barcelona player could return for the home game against Uruguay next Tuesday. “He will remain in Santiago, under treatment and in evaluation ...

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Copa America 2016: Chile through to final after two-hour storm delay

Conditions were testing for the players Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears NFL team

Chile will play Argentina in Sunday’s Copa America final after beating Colombia 2-0 in a match delayed more than two hours by a torrential storm. They were two up at the break but the second half was halted as an electrical storm saturated Soldier Field, Chicago. Charles Aranguiz converted a rebound past Arsenal’s David Ospina to put Chile ahead and ...

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Copa America: Chile thrash Mexico by seven goals, Argentina book semi vs. United States

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Tthe Copa America Centenario semifinals are set after Chile and Argentina won their respective quarterfinals on Saturday. Four goals from Eduardo Vargas helped reigning champions Chile thrash Mexico 7-0 in Santa Clara, Calif. The loss was coach Juan Carlos Osorio’s first in his 11th game in charge of El Triand ended Mexico’s 22-game undefeated streak in unsightly fashion. Chile took the ...

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Copa America 2016: Argentina beat Chile; Panama get maiden win

Two second half goals handed Argentina the victory over Chile.

Goals from Angel Di Maria and Ever Banega powered Argentina past Chile 2-1 in their Group D opener in Santa Clara, California on Monday. Sans Lionel Messi, Argentina piled pressure on the defending champions and eventually took the lead in the 50th minute through the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder. Argentina then went two goals up thanks to Banega nine minutes later, ...

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Jorge Sampaoli quits as Chile manager after row with new president

Jorge Sampaoli led Chile to their first Copa América success on home soil last year. Photograph: Luis Hidalgo/AP

Jorge Sampaoli has quit as Chile coach after weeks of tension involving a dispute with the recently elected president of the Football Federation of Chile (ANFP). Sampaoli, who has been linked with Chelsea after guiding Chile to their first Copa América trophy and earning a nomination for Fifa’s Coach of the Year in 2015, has been seeking a way out ...

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