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 wary of Spain

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 believes that Spain will be much improved when they play his side at the World Cup.

Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli has warned his players to expect a backlash from Spain when they meet at the World Cup tonight.

The reigning champions come into the match on the back of a humiliating 5-1 defeat to the Netherlands in their opening fixture.

However, Sampaoli believes that Spain will be much improved against his side this evening.

"I think Spain's players are very experienced, very mature, so probably they'll play better than against the Netherlands," he told FIFA.com. "I think they will be difficult to beat. Don't forget they're one of the best teams in the world.

"I'm sure the game will be quite different because Spain are really strong and I'm pretty sure the Spain coach will have some sort of strategy."

Chile are currently in second place in Group B following a 3-1 victory over Australia.

Chilean national team footballer Eduardo Vargas celebrates next to Arturo Vidal after scoring against North ireland during a friendly football match in Valparaiso, on June 4, 2014
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