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Continent


Chile
Chile

Area

756,102 km

Population

over 18 million

Known for

1962 FIFA World Cup

Chile is a country in South America. It is one of the two countries that don't share a border with Brazil, the other one is Ecuador. It borders Argentina, Bolivia and Peru. Chile is known for hosting the 1962 FIFA World Cup and finishing third as the host country after Europe hosted two consecutive cups.

Sports

Chile World Cup 2014

Chile at World Cup 2014

Chile's most popular sport is football. The Chile national football team qualified for nine FIFA World Cups and won the Copa America in 2015. Chile qualified automatically for the 1974 FIFA World Cup thanks to the disqualification of the Soviet Union. They were unfortunately banned from qualifying for the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Chile's best finish in the World Cup is third at home in 1962. Chile also qualified for the Confederations Cup in 2017 after winning the Copa America at home and denying one of Argentina or Brazil a spot.

The Chile women's national football team has not qualified for a FIFA Women's World Cup, but came close in 1991, 1995 and 2011.

Men's tennis in Chile is popular than women's, as Marcelo Rios, Fernando Gonzalez and Nicolas Massu were ranked in the top ten in the world rankings.

References

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