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Chile national football team

National Football Team
NameChile
Nickname  (The Red One)
  (Everybody's team)
AssociationFederación de Fútbol de Chile
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachClaudio Borghi
CaptainClaudio Bravo
Most capsLeonel Sánchez (84)
Top scorerMarcelo Salas (37)
Home stadiumEstadio Nacional
FIFA codeCHI
FIFA ranking16
Highest FIFA ranking6 (April 1998)
Lowest FIFA ranking84 (December 2002)
Elo ranking9
Highest Elo ranking5 (July 2011)
Lowest Elo ranking60 (2003|Home Stadium=Estadio Nacional)
World Cup Statistics
First internationalArgentina 3 1 Chile Chile
(Buenos Aires, Argentina; 27 May 1910)
Biggest winChile Chile 7 0 Venezuela
(Santiago, Chile; 29 August 1979)
Chile Chile 7 0 Armenia
(Viña del Mar, Chile; 4 January 1997)
Biggest defeatBrazil 7 0 Chile Chile
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 17 September 1959)
Appearances8
First World Cup1930
Best resultThird place, 1962
Regional cup statistics
Copa América
Appearances35
First apps.1916
Best resultSecond place, 1955, 1956,
1979, 1987

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The Chilean national football team represents Chile in all major international football competitions. The team is controlled by the Federación de Fútbol de Chile which was established in 1895. They have appeared in eight World Cup tournaments and were hosts of the 1962 FIFA World Cup finishing in third place, the highest position the country has ever gotten in the World Cup. Since the mid to late 60's, the Elo ratings ranks Chile among the 25 strongest football teams in the world.


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