JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 28: Luis Fabiano of Brazil celebrates scoring his team's second goal with team mate Kaka (L) during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen match between Brazil and Chile at Ellis Park Stadium on June 28, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Brazil Eases Into Quarterfinals With 3-0 Rout Of Chile

Brazil beat Chile 3-0 and 4-2 in qualifying, and Monday was no different. Goals by Juan, Fabiano and Robinho took Brazil into the quarterfinals, winning 3-0.

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World Cup 2010, Brazil Vs. Chile: Juan, Luis Fabiano, Robinho Goals Put Brazil Into Quarterfinals

Though Chile started their Round of 16 match with Brazil strong, it was ultimately an easy day for Brazil, who used two goals in a five minute span of the first half to take control of the match, with a second half score from Robinho to give the Brazilians a 3-0 win and a spot in the quarterfinals.

With it, they will meet Holland, on Friday, the the winner moving into the semifinal to face either Ghana or Uruguay.

Chile and Brazil played a relatively even fir half hour until a corner kick from Maicon found Juan in the middle of the Chile box for the opening goal 34th minute.

Four minutes after the goal, Brazil successful counter-attacked through Robinho, who played from the left flank to Kaká, who touched a ball behind the line for Luis Fabiano to score the Selecao's second goal.

From there, Brazil had an easy time of it, with Chile limited to one shot on goal for the match despite holding a majority of possession.

In the second half, Robinho capped the scoring when Ramires ran with the ball from the half-way and laid it off for Robinho at the edge of the penalty area for and right-footed finish curving inside Claudio Bravo's right post.

The 3-0 victory was Brazil's most convincing performance of the tournament and sets-up an anticipated match-up with the Netherlands, who have won all four of their matches in this year's tournament after today's 2-1 win over Slovakia.

Chile exits a tournament that saw the nation win a World Cup match for the first time since hosting the tournament in 1962.  After wins against Honduras and Switzerland, Chile ends the tournament with consecutive losses to the world's two top ranked teams:  Spain and Brazil.


World Cup 2010, Brazil Vs. Chile: Ramires Cuts Through Chile, Sets-Up Robinho Goal

Midfielder Ramires carry a ball from the half-way line to the edge of the Chile penalty area, through the center of the Chile defense, before laying of for Robinho, who curled his shot inside the right post to give Brazil a 3-0 lead in the 59th minute.

Robinho opened his foot onto Ramires's lay-off, and with no Chilean defenders quick enough to the ball to challenge him, the attacker was able to calmly spin the ball inside the far post.

Brazil remains ahead 3-0, now in the 65th minute.


World Cup 2010, Brazil Vs. Chile: Set Piece, Counter Attack Formula Give Brazil 2-0 Halftime Lead

The new Brazil has used their best weapons to take a 2-0 lead on Chile:  set pieces and counter attacks.

Although Chile played play Brazil relatively even for 40 of the half's 45 minutes, a spell toward the end of the half saw Chile give up both of the games goals.

The first came in the 35th minute, when central defender Juan headed home a corner kick from Maicon to make it 1-0.

Three minutes later, Robinho and Kaká set-up Luis Fabiano, who beat Claudio Bravo for the match's second goal.


World Cup 2010, Brazil Vs. Chile: Robinho, Kaka, Luis Fabiano Brilliance Combine For Second Brazil Goal

In the four minutes after Juan's opening goal, Brazil has already launched two dangerous counter attacks, the second producing a goal for Luis Fabiano in the 38th minute.

Brazil broke out of their own end and got the ball to Robinho on the left flank.  A ball played across, to the top of the arc, for Kaká drew defenders, allowing the midfielder to touch a pass behind the line for Luis Fabiano.  Fabiano touched the ball to the right to avoid the goalkeeper and give him an open goal.

Brazil lead 2-0, not in the 43rd minute.


World Cup 2010, Brazil Vs. Chile: Juan Header Puts Brazil In Front

Brazil central defender Juan has headed Brazil in front of Chile 1-0 in the 35th minute of the teams' Round of 16 match in Johannesburg.

A Maicon corner sent to the middle of the area sat Juan rise by himself to meet the ball, heading the ball near the far post to put Brazil up 1-0.

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