Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Sports | By Mabel Barber

Chile rules out Bravo for debut against Cameroon

Arturo Vidal's 81st-minute header from a Sanchez cross finally gave Chile the lead, before Sanchez set up Vargas in added time for the second.

Players milled about in confusion, some briefly appearing to think the referee had blown for half-time, and Chile's many traveling fans struggled to understand what was going on. The celebrations were soon squashed, however, when the VAR deemed Vargas to be offside.

Juan Antonio Pizzi says Alexis Sanchez's focus is with Chile "100 per cent" as they begin the Confederations Cup.

Chile, who qualified for the tournament in Russian Federation as winners of the 2015 Copa America after beating Argentina in the final, are amongst the favourites in Russian Federation.

"In this situation, when you have an excellent player of course you try to find a time when he can come on and we wanted to see that". Both teams seem to have brought their best sides to this tournament which means they will both want to win this game and the tournament so I am expecting a well contested game here.

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When playing for his nation, the striker has a quite incredible record of 35 goals in 73 games (0.48 goals a game, or a goal every two matches): that's just two behind the nation's HIGHEST ever goalscorers Alexis Sanchez and the great Marcelo Salas. A lengthy review found Sanchez hadn't been offside when he received the ball.

Broos said: "It was used twice during the match and it showed it can be very important".

Chile dominated an entertaining, but goalless, first half as Eduardo Vargas saw his strike ruled out by the video assistant.

The first half was nearly controlled entire by the Chileans. In the head to head match of Cameroon vs Chile ends in a draw.

Chile take on Cameroon at 7pm on Sunday, June 18. Cameroon keeper Fabrice Ondoa largely kept his side in the game with some fantastic reflexes to keep a Chile attacking three of Vargas, Edson Puch and Jose Fuenzadila at bay.

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