Jun 18, 2014 at 8pm UK at ​Maracana, Rio de Janeiro

Alonso (40')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Vargas (20'), Aranguiz (44')
Vidal (26'), Mena (61')

Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli thrilled by Spain clash

Jorge Sampaoli of Chile looks on during the international friendly match between Chile and Iraq at the Brondby Stadium on August 14, 2013
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Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli describes the prospect of his team's upcoming encounter with Spain at the World Cup as "electrifying".

Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli has described the prospect of his side's upcoming match with Spain at the World Cup as "electrifying".

The Chileans got their campaign off to a winning start on Friday with a 3-1 victory over Australia, while reigning champions Spain were hammered 5-1 by the Netherlands.

A win for Chile at the Maracana on Wednesday would all but put them through to the second round of the tournament and most likely dump the Spanish out in the process.

"We didn't play as well as we can [against Australia], and with the calibre of our next two opponents, we will have to give a more complete performance. The prospect of playing Spain at the Maracana is electrifying," Sampaoli is quoted as saying by FIFA.com.

Chile's best ever appearance at the World Cup was a third-placed finish in 1962.

Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal in action for Chile against Spain on September 10, 2013.
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