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Chile vs. Australia, 2014 World Cup: Socceroos put up surprising fight in loss

Australia made this game more fun than it had any business being, but Chile were too good, and went on to win 3-1.

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Chile edge out Australia in lively encounter

A surprisingly close and wonderful game was the result when Chile played Australia, with the South Americans just scraping a 3-1 win.


Chile's coach is pissed

Oh god I'm scared



This game rules

The first half of Chile vs. Australia was very good, and the second half has been even better, despite the lack of goals. It's crazy, it's been really well-played, and it's impossible to guess what's going to happen next.

Australia's best chance was this one from Mark Bresciano, who forced a brilliant save from Claudio Bravo.


Just under 10 minutes later, Alexis Sanchez set up this chance for Eduardo Vargas, but Australia was able to clear off the line.


This is by far the best game of the World Cup so far, and it's the one that looked the least interesting on paper.


Cahill is a kangaroo

Tim Cahill is only 5'10". He's still one of the best aerial offensive threats ... probably ever. I don't know what his recorded vertical leap is, but it's probably something like 60 inches. This is awesome.


Chile were absolutely obliterating Australia, but something like this always had a chance of happening. Cahill is brilliant in the air, Australia have good crossers and Chile's defenders are short. It's 2-1, and this might finally get fun.


Chile already up by 2

Chile are a good team and Australia are not a very good team, so yeaaaaaah...




Oh god.


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Chile should handle Australia comfortably

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