Jun 18, 2014 at 8pm UK at ​Maracana, Rio de Janeiro
Spain
0-2
Chile

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

Half-Time Report: Eduardo Vargas, Charles Aranguiz put Spain on brink of exit

Spain sit on the brink of being eliminated from the World Cup as Chile boast a 2-0 half-time lead over the reigning champions.

Spain are 45 minutes away from being knocked out of the World Cup as Chile boast a 2-0 half-time lead over the reigning champions at the Maracana tonight.

Eduardo Vargas celebrates scoring Chile's first goal against Spain on June 18, 2014.© Getty Images

The 2010 winners are yet to banish the memories of their 5-1 mauling at the hands of the Netherlands on Friday, as Eduardo Vargas and Charles Aranguiz both struck first-half goals to compound Spanish misery and give them an uphill task in order to progress from Group B.

Spain endured a nervy start as Vargas saw his effort deflected narrowly wide, while Gonzalo Jara went close from the resulting corner.

Xabi Alonso could have fired La Roja ahead on 17 minutes but shot straight at the goalkeeper, and the Real Madrid man paid the ultimate penalty for the miss minutes later as Vargas wriggled free of his marker to tap home Aranguiz's cross on the 20-minute mark.

It went from bad to worse for Vicente del Bosque's side shortly before the break, as Iker Casillas fumbled Alexis Sanchez's free kick before Aranguiz fired home the rebound to leave Spain on the brink of an early exit.

 Iker Casillas of Spain reacts after allowing the Netherlands fourth goal to Robin van Persie during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014
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