Five-time world champion Brazil is not entitled to a mistake today (18 00, stadium “Mineirao” – Belo Horizonte) against Chile in the first of two South American battles in the second leg on the 20th World Cup, which starts the second phase of the battle for most prestigious trophy.
Brazil opponent got very nasty opponent selection that sent home the national team of Spain, reigning world champion and “cariocas” must avoid first went to the championship. Chileans impressed with the performance, especially the duel with “red fury”, and that is an understatement team demonstrates the fact that Luiz Felipe Scolari admitted that he and his deputies are less fearful.
“It is normal that we are scared, and so is any competition, not because they are now held in Brazil. I know that we have the right to error, we must not lose. I previously warned of the power of Chileans, “said Luiz Felipe Scolari, the coach of Brazil.
Brazil and Chile will play this afternoon 69 th mutual match. Normally, in 68 matches so far, Brazil is overwhelmingly better in each other’s matches, with 48 wins and 159 goals in those matches. Chileans have only seven, 13 matches ended without a winner and three Brazil rejoiced in the WC duels. However, today the story is different from all previous. Brazil in 1962 celebrated the semifinals 4-2, 4-1 in eight-finals in 1998 and 3-0 in 2010, but now expects “cariocas” to run on a turret and as easy as ever to rejoice.
“Brazil is a five-time champions and they are the best in the world. We must play boldly, as played in the qualifiers in the group stage. If you play boldly, it is clear who will win. Encouragingly, fighting with great sacrifice. Only then can we hope for success, “says Jorge Sampaoli coach of the Chileans.
The last two games these two teams have played each other in a year ago. On April 24, in Belo Horizonte, where today will play osminafinaleto, remiziraa both teams 2-2. On November 19 in Toronto, Brazil won 2-1 minimum. Overall, Brazil in the WC played 12 matches with the South Americans and won nine. Lost only twice, tragic Uruguay 1-2 of the “Marakana” for the world crown in 1950 and Argentina 0-1 in Italy.
Brazil never lost a match in extra time, and six of those games with an additional 30 minutes, three were settled on penalties, and they once lost. They have already received three World Cup goals in the last 16. Chile, meanwhile, has not played match with sequels WC and have four of four defeats against South American teams in the World Cup. Apart from the three defeated Brazil they lost to Argentina in the 1930s.
Chile last beat Brazil in qualifying match Santiago 14 years ago with a 3-0, in 2002. Interestingly, Brazil then were unbeaten with seven triumphs in a row won the World Cup in Japan and South Korea.Chile has never won in Brazil.That is a big challenge to make the Chilean sensation and repeat 1950th.
Referee of the match is Howard Webb of England.