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Brazil v Chile: Liveblog/Open Thread

June 28, 2010 — by Suman7

This could very well be the big upset of the tournament, though Brazil have bested the Chilean side 46 times (and lost only 7). Chile have looked strong, however, and Brazil haven’t really put on the flair to which we’re accustomed. Check out these comments about Chile’s quality by the father of total football himself, Johan Cruyff.

Brazil will be happy to have Kaka back from suspension, meaning Baptista will be taking a seat. Chile have Carmona and Fernandez ready, but don’t have the excellent Marco Estrada at their disposal. They’re also without Medel and Ponce — all three to suspension.

We’ll be sporadic on this one, familial responsibilities, etc. Starting lineups and some commentary after the bump! Your comments welcome!




  • Ina

    June 28, 2010 at 3:37 PM

    Suman, thanks, following your commentary since I’m not watching this one. Am feeling bad for my Chilean colleagues who are all freaking out right now, I’m sure…

  • Tommy

    June 28, 2010 at 4:16 PM

    What is amazing is that this Chile squad — the one Brasil is dancing around — is an immensely talented team. It’s not like it’s Togo out there. And Chile can’t breathe. Just incredible.

  • antu

    June 28, 2010 at 4:29 PM

    Should be interesting progression through tournament – Germany, Brazil look very strong

  • Suman

    June 28, 2010 at 5:08 PM

    @Ina: that was Sean doing the commentary today!

  • ryan

    June 29, 2010 at 12:06 AM

    you know the scary part is the next world cup is in Brazil … which means you might as well give them the 2014 cup now … good god they are insanely talented …

  • amy

    June 29, 2010 at 10:02 AM

    tommy you said it! brazil just wouldn’t let them breathe anywhere, and chile is GOOD!! brazil is the only team who shows explosion from any third of the field and patience at same right. they are insane… should be an interesting next few games, although i’m not putting them in the final just yet….

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