Monday, 28th June 2010
Brazil Cane Chile Again
Brazil vs Chile
in Jo'burg Ellis Park
In CONMEBOL qualifying, Brazil
beat Chile (4:2) and (3:0) yet Chile finished second to Brazil.
One South American team will be going out tonight but there could be
four in the semi-finals.
For the most part, we weren't given the first-half feast of football
that many expected; until Juan headed in Maicon's corner from the right, on the 34th
Luis Fabiano added Brazil's second just a few minutes later; after
Robinho and Kaka worked together, while the FC Sevilla player prepared himself to spring
the offside trap and round Claudio Bravo.
Chile started the second-half positively but found themselves
continuously running into yellow shirt cul-de-sacs.
With almost an hour played, Ramires ran towards the Chile defence then
laid the ball off for Robinho to make it three for Brazil.
The rest of the game was just a formality; although a booking for
Ramires means that he will miss the quarter-final against Holland, in Port Elizabeth.
Brazil 3 Chile 0
1:0 Juan (34 mins)
2:0 Luis Fabiano (38 mins)
3:0 Robinho (59 mins)
Man of The Match:
Robinho - Helping to set up goals or scoring goals, he likes to get involved. Will he be
going back to Manchester City next season? Mancini likes to think so.
1 Julio Cesar; 6 Michel Bastos, 4 Juan, 3 Lucio, 2 Maicon; 11 Robinho, 8 Gilberto Silva,
18 Ramires, 13 Dani Alves; 9 Luis Fabiano, 10 Kaka.
1 Claudio Bravo; 2 Ismael Fuentes, 18 Gonzalo Jara, 5 Pablo Contreras, 4 Mauricio Isla; 15
Jean Beausejour, 6 Carlos Carmona, 8 Arturo Vidal; 9 Humberto Suazo, 11 Mark Gonzalez, 7
Howard Webb (England)
46 Mins (Chile) - 10 Jorge Valdivia on for 11 Mark Gonzalez
46 Mins (Chile) - 21 Rodrigo Tello on for 5 Pablo Contreras
67 Mins (Chile) - 20 Rodrigo Millar on for 4 Mauricio Isla
76 Mins (Brazil) - 21 Nilmar on for 9 Luis Fabiano
81 Mins (Brazil) - 20 Kleberson on for 10 Kaka
85 Mins (Brazil) - 16 Gilberto Melo on for 11 Robinho
30 Mins - Kaka (Brazil)
47 Mins - Arturo Vidal (Chile)
68 Mins - Ismael Fuentes (Chile)
71 Mins - Ramires (Brazil) - misses quarter-final vs Holland.
80 Mins - Rodrigo Millar (Chile)
0 Red Cards.
Considering the previous encounters it's surprising that Chile didn't try harder to get a
draw with Spain in the final group game.
Brazil have won 46 and only lost seven of their 65 matches; drawing 12.
Brazil won both of their previous World Cup Finals encounters - (4:2)
in the Santiago semi-final at Chile 1962 and (4:1)
in the Paris Round of 16 match at France 1998.
To the Quarter-final in Port Elizabeth.
2010 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.
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