Tag: chile

The immortals: Marcelo Salas and Iván Zamorano

This feature is part of Duology With their country failing to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 2006, it signalled the end for the so-called golden generation, with the…

How Marcelo Salas became Chile’s greatest goalscorer

Illustration by Federico Manasse When Alexis Sanchez gave Chile an early lead against Germany in a 2017 Confederations Cup group stage encounter, he brought an end to a 10-year record. It was…

How Chile are stuck between glory and indefinite wilderness

For close to a decade, the Chileans wandered in the wilderness looking for an identity. What eventually followed was perhaps the most entertaining and successful football in their nation’s history. Now they run…

The dark history of Chile’s Estadio Nacional

This summer the Copa América will celebrate it’s 100th birthday with the Centenario tournament in the United States. However, it was in the 99th year of the famous competition’s existence that one of the continent’s most significant sporting stories occurred.

The obsession of Marcelo Bielsa

As featured on Guardian Sport With one brief, shocking press conference, he was gone. Marcelo Bielsa announced to the media at the Stade Vélodrome following Olympique Marseille’s 1-0 loss to Caen that he had…

CD Palestino: one of football’s truly unique clubs

The Crimean War of the 1850s, World War II and the Arab-Israel Wars in the mid 1900s resulted in many Palestinians taking refuge in neighbouring countries like Jordan and Syria. But, many are…

Chile: the style of a generation

Multiple theories persist regarding the conception of football styles. Specific styles can sometimes be traced back to the coaches and players directly implicated in their promulgation. However, some propose that there are more…

Chile: the rise of South America’s sleeping giant

DESPITE THE BEST EFFORTS OF MANY, one’s life cannot entirely revolve around football without being affected by the outside world. Pesky issues like friends and a life aside, football fans are incessantly…

The Battle of Santiago at World Cup 1962

IT WAS THE SECOND GAME OF THE 1962 WORLD CUP. Hosts Chile lined-up against Italy on the back of an impressive opening round victory against Switzerland. Sixty-six thousand fans travelled to Estadio…