In the first ever meeting between the two teams, Chile face Ghana in an international friendly on Wednesday the 29th of February (any women want to take the opportunity of proposing to their Chilean men?) to be held in Philadelphia, kick off at 00:00 GMT. Chilean national football team coach Claudio Borghi has now announced the squad as the following (clubs in brackets):
Goalkeepers: Claudio Bravo (Real Sociedad), Miguel Pinto (Atlas).
Defenders: Osvaldo González (Universidad de Chile), Luis Casanovas (O’Higgins), Lucas Domínguez (Audax Italiano), José Rojas (U. de Chile), Marcos González (Flamengo, BRA).
Midfield: Marcelo Díaz (U. de Chile), Rodrigo Millar (Colo Colo), José Pedro Fuenzalida (Colo Colo), Matías Campos (U. Católica), Eugenio Mena (U. de Chile), Charles Aránguiz (U. de Chile), Gary Medel (Sevilla), Cristóbal Jorquera (Génova), Matías Fernández (Sporting).
Strikers: Junior Fernandes (U. de Chile), Esteban Paredes (Colo Colo), Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona), Eduardo Vargas (Nápoles), Humberto Suazo (Monterrey).
Here’s our expected line up for Wednesday night’s match:
O. González M. González Domínguez Rojas
Díaz Jorquera Fuenzalida
Suazo (chupete!) Sanchez Vargas
Vamos La Roja! Enter your predictions in the comments below.
Did you know?
- Chile is currently ranked number 12 in the world by the FIFA World Ranking.
- The British brought the game to Chile in the 19th Century – one club is even called Everton!
- In the 1974 World Cup qualifiers, the Soviet Union refused to play Chile because the US backed the overthrow of the socialist Allende Government.
- Find out who the top 10 Chilean football players in Europe are
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