19th match in the 2014 World Cup is certainly running fierce. This match will be the party of life and death for Spain. If lost, they almost certainly have to lift a suitcase earlier. There is no other way, so victory Matador fixed price for the team. As for Chile match time is also important to win if it wanted to ensure the steps to the second round.
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Spain will still play tiki-taka which is proven to dominate possession. But Andres Iniesta et al. must be more clinical in the final settlement and tougher to survive. Second-line players matador team should also be more opportunistic, Cesc Fabregas feels so suitable to dismantle solution from the second line of defense.
On paper, Chile is not comparable with the world's number one team. Statistically, Chile has never does when faced with Spain. In the 12 meetings they lost nine times and successfully fought back to draw three times.
But Jorge Sampaoli care team can learn from the way Brazil in the Confederations Cup or the Netherlands four days ago when defeating Spain. Chile shall survive the stringent and launch quick counter attacks. Chile has enough weapons to do so. They have Alexis Sanchez, number 10 fastest footballer in the world. Line behind the champions often hassles if collided run with the cutting edge of the wing opponent or attacker.
HEAD TO HEAD
June 29, 1950 Spain 2-0 Chile
September 8, 1993 Spain 2-0 Chile
November 20, 2008 Spain 3-0 Chile
June 26, 2010 Chile 1-2 Spain
September 3, 2011 Spain 3-2 Chile
11 Sept 2013 Spain 2-2 Chile
PERFORMANCE OF SPAIN: LWWL
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PERFORMANCE CHILE: LLWWW
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Spain (4-3-3): Iker Casillas; Cesar Azpilicueta, Gerard Piqué, Sergio Ramos, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Xabi Alonso, Xavi; David Silva, C, Andrés Iniesta.
Chile (4-3-1-2): Claudio Bravo; Eugenio Mena, Gary Medel, Gonzalo Jara, Mauricio Isla; Charles Aranguiz, Marcelo Diaz, Arturo Vidal; Jorge Valdivia; Alexis Sánchez, Eduardo Vargas.
Spain should have been enough to learn from mistakes when fighting the Dutch. Alexis Sanchez certainly will not let them act like Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie. Spain is injured will appear desperately to win the game. Score 2-0 to win the Spanish.