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Spain 0-2 Chile

Spain 0-2 Chile

  • 90 mins

    Chile showboating now, Alexis Sanchez twisting away from a man and playing it all the way back to the goalkeeper.

    Hang on - SIX MINUTES added on?

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    Tom, Long Sutton: Willing to bet that Diego Costa regrets his international choice now! A chance to play for Brazil at a home World Cup? Or a faltering end-of-an-era side?

  • Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Spain 0-2 Chile

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    "Spain have just got such great players it would have been nice to see them go on. But don't take anything away from Chile or Netherlands, they have certainly deserved to qualify from this group."

  • Spain 0-2 Chile

    Posted at88 mins

    Santi Cazorla goes close with a low free-kick but there's no FA Cup final style fightback today Santi.

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    Shohidur Rahman: There's losing your World Cup title but this is just shameful.

    Nick Pearman: Chile have been sharper, quicker and more clinical in all areas. Too many poor performances in the Spain team.

    Iain: Looks like we are back to the good old Spain of the 80's and 90's.

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  • FINAL FIVE

    Spain 0-2 Chile

    Posted at85 mins

    Into the last five minutes of Spain's World Cup challenge. Destroyed by the Dutch and now cauterized by Chile.

  • Danny Murphy

    Former England international, MOTD analyst

    Spain 0-2 Chile

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    "There have just been too many poor performances and the blend of the team hasn't been right. I'd have liked to have seen more fight but maybe they just don't have the legs. This Chile team is as good as it gets with athleticism and work-rate."

  • GREAT SAVE!

    Spain 0-2 Chile

    Posted at84 mins

    Spain are on their way home. There won't be a tickertape reception in Madrid either.

    But that's a good effort! Anders Iniesta bends in a long-range strike which Claudio Bravo pushes away.

  • Posted at21:41

    Spain getting sympathy from Tony Pulis. That's what it has come to for them...

  • Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Spain 0-2 Chile

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    "Spain have a great opportunity but they take that extra pass and extra pass and don't even end up having a shot on goal as Chile get back.

    "This will certainly be the talking point of the World Cup so far. Spain, who have been so dominant and so good for so long, well it looks like they will be going out in a bit of a damp squib, that is what disappoints me. As a manager you feel for them. You do not want them to go out this way."

  • Spain 0-2 Chile

    Posted at80 mins

    Chile give the ball away cheaply but Spain make a royal hash of it. They had a three-on-three break but the decision making and pace was so slow. They cough it up.

    Seconds later Santi Cazorla bends a shot wide from 20 yards. Good save in fact.

  • Spain 0-2 Chile

    Posted at78 mins

    Santi Cazorla's first foray sees him dispossessed by a brilliant sliding tackle. Chile's pace and energy has been superb.

  • Spain 0-2 Chile

    Posted at77 mins

    Spain are 13 minutes away from elimination. Unlucky for them.

  • PENALTY APPEAL

    Spain 0-2 Chile

    Posted at75 mins

    Great attack again from Chile as Alexis Sanchez gets free on the right, he tries to tee up Arturo Vidal, who can't quite control it and a Chile man then hits the deck under a challenge from Sergio Ramos. Great call from referee Mark Geiger as there was no contact.

    Spain then send on Santi Cazorla.

  • Danny Murphy

    Former England international, MOTD analyst

    Spain 0-2 Chile

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    "Arturo Vidal isn't playing like someone who has been injured and it's not just his quality. His running stats, his desire to win the ball back for his team, from a so-called star has been wonderful.

    "The amount of credit that goes to these players, what they're doing here and playing this way in this humidity is so difficult and it takes a lot of hard work."

  • Spain 0-2 Chile

    Posted at73 mins

    That miss from Sergio Busquets feels like a key moment. If that had been buried we would be in for a grandstand finish. As it is it looks like a comfortable enough ending for Chile now.

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    VB: If we thought the Netherlands were good, Chile have destroyed Spain too. It's hard to draw conclusions.

    Tim Marler: Spain are playing like they've already gone out, not like they've got 30 minutes to salvage their World Cup.

    Philip McCosker: I feel very sorry for Sergio Busquets. Replays of that miss will haunt him for the rest of his career.

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  • Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis

    BBC Radio 5 live

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    "For all the possession Spain have had Chile still look dangerous on the break. They haven't stopped looking for that third goal and when they get forward they get forward in numbers."

    "But they don't half get back in numbers to defend as well."

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  • Spain 0-2 Chile

    Posted at70 mins

    This is playing into Chile's hands perfectly. Spain are leaving themselves open at the back and another great break from Alexis Sanchez ends with Felipe Gutierrez heading wide on the charge.

    This will either end 2-2 or 4-0...

  • Danny Murphy

    Former England international, MOTD analyst

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    "Spain don't have the energy to win the ball high up they have to keep trying to build slowly and you need something different.

    "It looks like they'll just have to keep trying to grind away and make some chances."

  • CLOSE!

    Spain 0-2 Chile

    Posted at69 mins

    What a chance! Should be 3-0 as Mauricio Isla slides in at the back post after a great counter-attack from Chile, he is on the stretch like Gazza in 96 and can't control the effort, firing over!

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    Richard Dawson: I've an idea for you Del Bosque, why not try two strikers?? Maybe try a plan b?

    Andrew Stafford: Spain desperately lacking pace and look out of ideas. Leaving Navas behind was a definite mistake.

    Hamza Bhatti: Bringing Torres on when you need a goal is like turning up to a house fire with a water pistol.

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  • Spain 0-2 Chile

    Posted at65 mins

    Spain are 25 minutes away from elimination.

  • Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Spain 0-2 Chile

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    "Spain look like they are trying to score the perfect goal, but at the moment they need any goal, a scruffy goal. They have been passing the ball quickly but sometimes when they are in a position to shoot they are looking for that extra pass.

    "I'm not surprised Vicente Del Bosque has made the change. Diego Costa had a good chance first half and a great one in the second where he allowed the defender to recover by taking too many touches. Spain have to step it up."

  • Danny Murphy

    Former England international, MOTD analyst

    Spain 0-2 Chile

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    "It's not like he was choosing to do the wrong things but Diego Costa's not physically sharp enough for them to come off. One thing with Fernando Torres is he is fit and he's got that pace and power.

    "There's not one player Chile carry. They're all on the same page with the same mind-set."

  • Spain 0-2 Chile

    Posted at65 mins

    Chile working so hard to deny Spain time and space on the ball. It's a masterclass in high pressing.

  • SUBSTITUTION

    Spain 0-2 Chile

    Posted at62 mins

    Fernando, it's now or never!

    Chile replace the injured Charles Aranguiz with Felipe Gutierrez, while Spain send on the prodigal number nine, Fernando Torres. He replaces Diego Costa.

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    Gareth Vaughan: Watching Spain play this incompetent brand of football is like watching Claude Monet painting with finger paints.

    Christian, Rickmansworth: You say that the era of tika taka has ended - but doesn't Santi Cazorla play good tika taka football for Arsenal, as well as being direct? Get him on!

  • Spain 0-2 Chile

    Posted at60 mins

    Spain work it nicely down the right but they turn down two or three shooting opportunities and the chance has gone. Sometimes you have to have a dig!

  • Danny Murphy

    Former England international, MOTD analyst

    Spain 0-2 Chile

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    "Spain have to make more changes shortly, maybe 10 more minutes, maybe give Fernando Torres or David Villa a chance. I'd always leave Iniesta on but Silva hasn't done enough."

  • Spain 0-2 Chile

    Posted at57 mins

    Charles Aranguiz is down and having treatment, Dr, Danny Murphy has already diagnosed it...

  • Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Spain 0-2 Chile

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    "I think we'll see a lot of this now, Chile players going down and breaking the play up. To be honest I can't see much wrong with Koke's challenge on Charles Aranguiz."

  • Spain 0-2 Chile

    Posted at55 mins

    The good news for Spain is that in the opening 10 minutes they have created two good chances. The terrible news is that they shanked them both and are looking at an early World Cup exit...

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    Mark Lynch: I can't believe Spain didn't pick Navas. Might not have had a great season but genuine pace which is something this team lacks.

    Gemma Hudson-Green: Costa you're actually starting to make Torres look like the 'go to' guy right now!! The mighty have fallen!

    Titus Kiseu: I've said it over and over that Spain game has been overtaken by time and pundits console them saying its reckless statement.

  • CLOSE!

    Spain 0-2 Chile

    Posted at53 mins

    What a sitter!

    Sergio Ramos hits a free-kick right at Claudio Bravo, who also punches it unconvincingly away. Diego Costa reacts well to hook an overhead kick across goal, and Sergio Busquets is open at the back stick.

    All he has to do is meet the ball properly and he scores, But instead it hits him on the ankle and rolls wide!

    What a miss...

  • Danny Murphy

    Former England international, MOTD analyst

    Spain 0-2 Chile

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    "Costa has looked a shadow of the player from earlier this season who was burying those chances. Of course you're going to say you're fit but it's the manager's responsibility more than anyone else's."

  • Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Spain 0-2 Chile

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    "It was a poor first touch from Diego Costa and the defender has done very well to cover. Costa needed three or four touches to control the ball and you just wonder whether he has lost a little bit of sharpness after being out injured. He was putting those away all season for Atletico Madrid last year."

  • Spain 0-2 Chile

    Posted at50 mins

    Koke's first telling contribution sees him give it away. But there's thumbs up from the Spanish players, get one early and they will believe.

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    Daniel Widdis: King Juan Carlos of Spain has just signed the bill abdicating, looks like his team are following suit.

  • CLOSE!

    Spain 0-2 Chile

    Posted at49 mins

    Got to score! That's a big chance for Spain as Diego Costa is picked out in the penalty area, his first touch is good but hedelays a second or two and then his shot is well blocked away.

    A big chance.

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  • Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Spain 0-2 Chile

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    "It's down to the Spain players now, they need to play the half of their lives.

    "Defensively I am amazed they have been getting caught out two-on-two, and going forward they have got leg-beaters in the team, but they aren't doing that, there are no runners off Diego Costa.

    "Koke will give the team more legs and energy. They need people to break their necks to get in the box. They've got 45 minutes to do it. There is no hanging around now."

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  • Spain 0-2 Chile

    Posted at46 mins

    A noticeable shift in gear early in the second half from Spain. Pedro tries to get in behind but he is well closed down.

  • KICK-OFF

    Spain 0-2 Chile

    Posted at45 mins

    Game on!

  • Rio Ferdinand

    Former England captain, MOTD analyst

    Spain 0-2 Chile

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    "They've got to go for it and have someone who can come on and affect people around them. Koke had a great season last season and he knows Diego Costa well."

  • SUBSTITUTION

    Spain 0-2 Chile

    Posted at21:02

    A half-time swap for Spain. Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke is coming on. Talk about pressure...

    He has replaced Xabi Alonso, who had a torrid half.

  • BBC Sport's David Ornstein in Rio

    Spain 0-2 Chile

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    "Spain head back down the tunnel with heads bowed, shoulders slumped, speechless and bedraggled. Chile, by contrast, gather for a quick congratulatory huddle having executed the perfect half of football.

    "They could be administering one of the game's most historic results, but look calm, collected and ready for more after the break."

  • Thierry Henry Q+A

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    World Cup winner and Match of the Day pundit Thierry Henry will be answering your questions after the Spain-Chile game on the Match of the Day Facebook page but you can post your query now.

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    Lisa: Del Bosque has to take some of the blame. Picked a keeper who's not even first choice for Real Madrid. Cost them dearly in both games.

    Dan, London: Not to exaggerate but if you refuse to change your keeper for 40 years then this will eventually happen.

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    Scamp: The scary thing is that Chile haven't even really had to work for their goals - well-crafted, but Spain have been abject.

    Daniel Woodley: If Spain are to come back in this game they need to make three subs at half time. Koke, Fabregas and Villa should come on.

    Mike Hanson: The era of boring to watch Tiki Taka has ended, the time of power and pace has begun! Exciting football!

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  • Former France and Arsenal striker Thierry Henry

    MOTD analyst

    Spain 0-2 Chile

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    "Give credit to Chile. I was saying in terms of beauty Australia's Tim Cahill's goal is the best but the first goal for Chile was my type of goal - what a finish. That is football at its best.

    "That sums up Chile for me. They are generous and unselfish. You asked if we were shocked - I'm shocked. Spain keeper Iker Casillas in one of the best keepers in the game. He's clearly not confident for the second goal."

  • Posted at21:00

    I wouldn't fancy taking on your pub side Mike...

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    Alex Benson: Well done Mourinho and Ancelotti for ruining Iker Casillas. He would not have done that if he had been playing week in week out.

    Richard Firth: Spain need Xavi, Koke and Villa on for Alonso, Busquets and Costa.

    Mike: Xabi Alonso is a spent force I'm afraid. Looks like a pub player.

  • Former England captain Rio Ferdinand

    MOTD analyst

    Spain 0-2 Chile

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    "It shows you that even one of the best goalkeepers of all time can make mistakes if they lack confidence. Iker Casillas should have caught that.

    "They've got some great goalkeepers but Vicente del Bosque has shown his loyalty and maybe that's misjudged because he's not played a lot of football and that's an overriding factor."

  • Former France and Arsenal striker Thierry Henry

    MOTD analyst

    Spain 0-2 Chile

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    "I think we all agree - we are calling for Cesc Fabregas."

  • Spain 0-2 Chile

    Posted at20:57

    Further proof that possession is no longer nine 10th of the law.

  • Rio Ferdinand

    Former England captain, MOTD analyst

    Spain 0-2 Chile

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    "In the first goal Xabi Alonso lost the ball and it's how you react, and he didn't get back to defend. He gave it away but it's about the reaction.

    "Do you want to get back to help? It doesn't look like he has that intensity and if he'd sprinted back he could have maybe got in the line of that shot."

  • Spain 0-2 Chile

    Posted at20:53

    That second Chile goal was a real toe-bunger. Brilliantly done.

    Spain are 45 minutes away from being the first team out of the World Cup. You would have got good odds on that.

  • Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Spain 0-2 Chile

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    "There has been no combination play from Spain in the final third. They have to improve if they are to stay in this World Cup. They need a goal desperately.

    "Eduardo Vargas and Alexis Sanchez have worked really hard for Chile and always seem to have that extra space out wide, whereas the Chileans have denied the Spanish any space."

  • Clarence Seedorf, former Dutch midfielder

    MOTD analyst

    Spain 0-2 Chile

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    "It all started wrong for Spain. In the first minute Chile almost got a goal and then every Spain player who was beaten in that first match by Netherlands would have then lacked some confidence."

  • Spain 0-2 Chile

    Posted at20:51

    Chile's goalscorers tonight? Charles and Eddie.

    Would I lie to you?

  • Rio Ferdinand

    Former England captain, MOTD analyst

    Spain 0-2 Chile

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    "You've got to give credit where it's due. Chile's players are running beyond people and asking questions and they've had shots and put the ball past Iker Casillas - he's had another bad day."

  • Posted at20:49

    Does anyone think Spain can get out of this?

    We could be on for an amazing second half if they can! They don't look like doing so. At all.

  • Danny Murphy

    Former England international, MOTD analyst

    Spain 0-2 Chile

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    "I'm a huge fan of Xabi Alonso and I've never seen him give it away so much and be caught in possession. Whether it's a mental thing or not I don't know, but it's got worse for him as the game's gone on."

  • HALF-TIME

    Spain 0-2 Chile

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    Stunning scoreline in Rio. Chile pouring bucketloads of salt into Spanish wounds.

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    Raj, Wolverhampton: The reason Spain are in a bit of a mess at the moment is simple - David De Gea should be in goal.

    Tom, Manchester: Say what you will about Alvaro Negredo's goal drought in the second half of the season or Jesus Navas' lack of match fitness, but they both are missed dearly by Spain right now.

  • Spain 0-2 Chile

    Posted at45 mins

    Ragged, ragged stuff from Spain. They are a shell of their former selves out there. It's hard not to think that this great side is unravelling in front of our eyes...

  • Danny Murphy

    Former England international, MOTD analyst

    Spain 0-2 Chile

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    "That is crazy from Iker Casillas, I'd have caught that. It's an average free-kick and he should catch that all day. Great touch from Charles Aranguiz, a little toe end, you have to give him all the credit in the world

    "If he's punching that he has to punch it wide and there isn't too much pace on the free-kick. I'd say I felt sorry for him if he hadn't made three mistakes against the Dutch but that's a huge mistake from the goalkeeper.

    "It's easy to criticise goalkeepers and I don't say it flippantly but that's a terrible decision from him."

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    GOAL

    Spain 0-2 Chile - Charles Aranguiz

    Posted at43 mins

    You can't give Charles Aranguiz that much space!

    Again it's poor goalkeeping from Iker Casillas, who punches out a straightforward free-kick from Alexis Sanchez right back in to danger.

    Hats off to Aranguiz though, whose finish from there on in is magnificent. One touch to tame the spinning ball, before planting a curler into the top corner with the outside of his right foot.

    Spain in a real, real mess. They are heading out of the World Cup...

  • Spain 0-1 Chile

    Posted at43 mins

    Chile ending the half with a good spell. A second goal here could be pivotal...

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    Gareth Richards: Will tonight see the end of two eras? Paxman's final Newsnight and maybe Spain's dominance of international football.

    Richard Harrison: Chile hassling Spain just like the Dutch did - and heading towards the same end result at the moment.

    Luke Edwards: Good to see Spain going for the "El Mixer" tactic.

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  • Posted at20:41

    There have been 13 fouls in the game so far. Let's not exaggerate.

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    Alex Nunez: Spain have no midfield. Chile have pressed them very well and Spain are not having a a good evening!

    fromthekidrauhl: Spain are playing badly but Chile are playing dirty. How many fouls have there been already? About a hundred.

  • YELLOW CARD

    Spain 0-1 Chile

    Posted at40 mins

    Xabi Alonso's scrappy half boils over into an ugly sliding tackle on Mauricio Isla, and he is booked. The silky smooth man has been sandpaper rough today.

  • Danny Murphy

    Former England international, MOTD analyst

    Spain 0-1 Chile

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    "Seeing them in the flesh it's painfully obvious that Spain really lack pace in the final third.

    "Only Pedro has the pace to go past people. Andres Iniesta can do it in a silky way but David Silva and Diego Costa don't have the pace to get in behind so everything's in front of Chile at the moment.

    "Tactically Chile have been spot on and their work-rate is excellent. It's about doing it for the 90 minutes because Spain will keep passing and they have got options on the bench. The intense pressure from the Chileans creates sloppiness."

  • Spain 0-1 Chile

    Posted at37 mins

    A few frustrated looks as another slick Spain move comes to nothing. Diego Costa was an island up front again, nobody bursting forwards to join him and Chile's three-man defence snaffled it up. Into the last 10 minutes of the half.

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    Andrew Kemp: If Spain don't get the ball, they are not going to score. Look really weak in possession and getting caught in midfield.

    Steven Groves: Chile look sharper physically than Spain right now. It's a big job for the Spanish to turn this around.

    Diana Spencer: What Spain are missing is Alvaro Negredo who they've left out of the squad.

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  • Spain 0-1 Chile

    Posted at35 mins

    A lot of people feel that way about Spain, Rob. When they move it at speed they are brilliant to watch but when they slow it down I have to admit it can be tedious. Tedium is not an option for them now though.

    They will be out unless they score at least once.

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    Rob, Sheffield: Hopefully Spain will go out and it will be the final nail in the coffin of the hideous and tedious tiki-taka. If I want to watch six midfielders knock it about amongst themselves for minutes on end I will go watch a training session. Chile to win 3-1.

  • Spain 0-1 Chile

    Posted at33 mins

    Nice idea from Jordi Alba with a clever reverse pass but Diego Costa is a few pages behind in the instruction manual. Or is that Manuel?

    Eduardo Vargas, by the way, has scored 13 goals in 17 games for Chile. The Valencia man is a class act.

  • BBC Sport's David Ornstein in Rio

    Spain 0-1 Chile

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    "It is impossible to explain the celebrations inside the Maracana as Eduardo Vargas put Chile ahead but let's just say the wild dance of delight performed by coach Jorge Sampaoli in the technical area was replicated - but with even more vigour - by seemingly every single one of his team's fans in the stands.

    "The widest of smiles, the tightest of embraces and even some tears. The noise is impossibly loud. Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has retreated to his seat in the dugout; his team are under immense pressure to respond, their World Cup title defence hanging by a threat."

  • MISSED THE GOAL?

    Posted at20:30

    If you were warming your dinner up or on the phone when Chile took the lead, you can see the goal in the Highlights section at the top of the screen. It's a very good one.

  • Danny Murphy

    Former England international, MOTD analyst

    Spain 0-1 Chile

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    "That was much better from Spain, much more urgency but Diego Costa has to hit the target. It's understandable that he's a bit off it with his injuries but then why is he starting his second game in four days?

    "This is where the big players need to come to the fore. They have to demand the ball, get on it, make things happen.

    "Xavi would still be the one for me to make things tick, ahead of either Xabi Alonso or Sergio Busquets. Now Spain are 1-0 down they have to play with a much higher tempo to get back into the game."

  • Spain 0-1 Chile

    Posted at29 mins

    Spain are up to 57% of possession now, quite a turnaround on that front. But Claudio Bravo has not had to make a save.

    Spain won all four games in the knockout stages 1-0 in South Africa. They don't hammer you as a rule...

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    Richard Harrison: Alonso shows poor technique again. What's going on?

    Juan Azfal: I feel like crying watching Alonso play like this.

    Mike White: David Villa has to be looking at Diego Costa and wondering what he has to do to get a start.

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  • Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Spain 0-1 Chile

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    "It was a great little touch from David Silva on his head to play Diego Costa in and he looked like he was going to score but just pulled it wide."

  • YELLOW CARD

    Spain 0-1 Chile

    Posted at27 mins

    Arturo Vidal goes into the book for a trip in midfield, but Spain are getting on with it very quickly. They need goals, and that's a chance!

    They go more direct, David Silva flicks it on and Diego Costa hits the shot into the side-netting with his left foot.

  • Posted at20:25

    The pain for Spain is plain for Jane...

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    Jane: The demise of Spain can be summed up in two words: No Puyol.

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    Matthew Tilbury: Spain's defenders just watching the ball go past them. Absolute statuesque defending.

    Barry Goudie: Spain can't go through and expect to win with the strikers they have. Costa and Torres just don't cut the mustard.

    Mark Kemsley: Spain in deep trouble here. Have the players to turn this around though.

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  • CLOSE!

    Spain 0-1 Chile

    Posted at24 mins

    Chance for Spain now! Diego Costa with some classic centre-forward play, bringing the ball down and teeing up Xabi Alonso 20 yards out but he leans back and mullers it over the crossbar.

    Goals in this, there's got to be...

  • Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Spain 0-1 Chile

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    "Spain have looked comfortable, but a bad pass from Xabi Alonso gives it away and it's poor defending. The two centre-backs are out of position, Cesar Azpilicueta has to come across but Eduardo Vargas has done brilliantly to take it past Iker Casillas and slip the ball in.

    "This was a test for Spain before kick-off, well it's a bigger test now. The goal will suit Chile. They can take their time now and bring Spain onto them. There will be a lot of space for them to exploit going forward."

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  • Danny Murphy

    Former England international, MOTD analyst

    Spain 0-1 Chile

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    "It was a brilliant move but sloppy from Xabi Alonso as he gave the ball away. It was a calm finish from Eduardo Vargas. Midfielders can snatch at a chance but to have the awareness to see Vargas, it was great from Charles Aranguiz."

  • Spain 0-1 Chile

    Posted at22 mins

    Spain, World Cup winners in 2010, champions of Europe in 2008 and 2012 - are going out as it stands.

    A big 70 minutes on the cards here!

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    GOAL

    Spain 0-1 Chile - Eduardo Vargas

    Posted at19 mins

    A great goal! Alexis Sanchez is involved on the right, he works the ball inside to Charles Aranguiz, who brilliantly squares it when a shot was on to Eduardo Vargas, who sidesteps Iker Casillas before toeing it home.

    There were shades of Teddy Sheringham's lay-off to Alan Shearer in 1996 there...

  • Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Spain 0-0 Chile

    Posted at

    "The Chileans are so open - the two wide centre-backs are playing so wide that they leave just the one defender in the middle. The Spanish have got in some really good positions but the final pass just hasn't been good enough. If they do get that final ball right they will be in business."

  • Spain 0-0 Chile

    Posted at18 mins

    It will be interesting to see how much of a difference Diego Costa will make to Chelsea next season.

    If you missed the news today, the Premier League fixtures were announced this morning. Check out who your side are playing first on our football pages.

  • Danny Murphy

    Former England international, MOTD analyst

    Spain 0-0 Chile

    Posted at

    "It was overplaying from Chile and Spain winning the ball back. I thought Costa could have taken the shot early. Costa doesn't quite look like he's got the sharpness. He might prove us wrong but I thought Vicente Del Bosque would look at his other options."

  • GREAT SAVE!

    Spain 0-0 Chile

    Posted at15 mins

    Spain should be ahead! They win the ball back well in a dangerous area, Diego Costa takes it on but hesitates and his shot is charged down, the ball then comes back to Xabi Alonso in the middle but his shot is well saved by Claudio Bravo.

    Much more encouraging from the holders. They've turned the tempo right up, from ballad to punk.

  • STORM THE MEDIA CENTRE

    Posted at20:13

    You can see footage of those Chile fans going through the media centre in the Maracana at the top of the screen by clicking on the Highlights tab.

  • Spain 0-0 Chile

    Posted at12 mins

    Spain now settling into their familiar rhythm, this is better. David Silva is starting to look dangerous in the hole.

  • Danny Murphy

    Former England international, MOTD analyst

    Spain 0-0 Chile

    Posted at

    "Chile don't have much height and even though they're not the tallest from set-plays Spain will have to look at that as a real avenue for them and Xabi Alonso's delivery will have to be a lot better.

    "Both teams are trying to press quite high. The intent is there from both sides to win the game."

  • Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Spain 0-0 Chile

    Posted at

    "It's been a very lively opening, it looks like this is going to be a very open game. The Spain full-backs are pushing up high and there is space behind them for Chile to exploit.

    "It will be interesting to see how the American referee copes as well. No disrespect to Major League Soccer but this is a massive step up. Hopefully he will let the game run and let the players play."

  •  

    Join the debate at #bbcworldcup

    Posted at

    Barry Wiggett: It's like the tortoise and the hare between Spain and Chile but we know how that race ended.

    James Somerfield: I think Spain will bounce back 3-0. Should see a big reaction & they'll show that their class will get them through.

    Share your views on Twitter via #bbcworldcup, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on BBC Sport Facebook.

  • Spain 0-0 Chile

    Posted at8 mins

    Spain have had a sluggish start but one magic spell of tiki-taka rolls back the clock as they slice through the Chile midfield. Andres Iniesta is fouled and from Xabi Alonso's free-kick Sergio Ramos is close to a header, goalkeeper Claudio Bravo punches it away.

  • Spain 0-0 Chile

    Posted at7 mins

    Chile have had 64% of the possession in the opening seven minutes. Not many teams do that to Spain.

  • Former England international Danny Murphy

    MOTD analyst

    Spain 0-0 Chile

    Posted at

    "Spain's back four are really pushing up high, much higher than against the Dutch so maybe their intention is to attack rather than build the game. I'd like to see more goals from David Silva and I'm really interested to see him in that free role.

    "It's a bold formation from Chile. Arturo Vidal is really bombing on to join the strikers."

  • Spain 0-0 Chile

    Posted at4 mins

    Diego Costa does not have a red shirt within 35 yards of him as he chases down a lost cause in the corner. It's a wonderful start from Chile, exactly the sort of tempo and intensity which earned them an early 2-0 lead against Australia.

  • Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Spain 0-0 Chile

    Posted at

    "Eduardo Vargas should have hit that first time, he tried to get it onto his right but if he steps through it on his left he scores. Chile have missed a great chance there."

  • Former England international Danny Murphy

    MOTD analyst

    Spain 0-0 Chile

    Posted at

    "Pedro has started on the right for Spain, with Andres Iniesta on the left and David Silva in a free role, Chile go for it and that means goals. They've started with pace and Spain look nervous at the back."

  • CLOSE!

    Spain 0-0 Chile

    Posted at1 min

    Chance for Chile after 45 seconds! Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal breaks into the penalty area, he tees up Eduardo Vargas and a tackle almost forces the ball into his own net.

    From the following corner Gonzalo Jara screws a header wide. Chile come out swinging looking for an early knockout punch!

  • KICK-OFF

    Spain 0-0 Chile

    Posted at0 mins

    We are under way!

  • Spain v Chile (20:00 BST)

    Posted at19:59

    Here we go then. Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli roaring encouragement on the sidelines.

  • Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Spain v Chile (20:00 BST)

    Posted at

    "Spain are definitely playing away from home here! The crowd is absolutely fantastic, both ends of the pitch are swathed in Chile shirts."

    You can listen to BBC Radio 5 live's commentary by clicking on the Live Coverage tab at the top of this page.

  • Spain v Chile (20:00 BST)

    Posted at19:57

    It's the World Cup of the a capella anthem. Whatever Brazil can do, Chile can do better.

    Or just as well anyway...

  • BBC Sport's David Ornstein in Rio

    Spain v Chile (20:00 BST)

    Posted at

    "The chaos in the media centre made for an unpleasant preamble, but everything is now under control and the stadium is rocking to a far more positive atmosphere.

    "Although it is tricky to differentiate the two sets of supporters as they are both in the red of their teams, there is no doubt there are far more Chile fans here and it is making for quite remarkable noise."

  • Spain v Chile (20:00 BST)

    Posted at19:55

    Chile's is one of the great anthems of the World Cup. The Maracana erupts in sound for the men in white.

    Spain will be out of the World Cup if they lose this...

  • Former Dutch midfielder Clarence Seedorf

    Match of the Day analyst

    Spain v Chile (20:00 BST)

    Posted at

    "Spain all the way for me and a lot of goals today."

  • Posted at19:53

    Thierry was very much the man at Arsenal. Here we go then, here they come!

  • Former France and Arsenal striker Thierry Henry

    MOTD analyst

    Spain v Chile (20:00 BST)

    Posted at

    "Alexis Sanchez is Chile's man - you can see the confidence he has when he plays for Chile. He's one of the men in Barcelona, but here he is the man.

    "As a striker when you feel everybody loves you, wants you to do well and expects you to do well, you try harder."

  • Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Spain v Chile (20:00 BST)

    Posted at

    "With Diego Costa playing we might see a few more angled passes in from distance and people linking up with play through him. Spain know they have got to attack today and I am sure they will. You're hoping you see the right reaction from the world champions and if we do it will be a fantastic game today.

    "They will be looking to win the game first and foremost. Then in Australia they will be playing against a team that is already out of the competition."

  •  

    Join the debate at #bbcworldcup

    Posted at

    Matt Aitken: I can see Chile playing attacking football and playing right into Spain's hands. Convincing win for Spain for me.

    Danny Bryan: I really don't think Costa suits Spain's style of play, be better with Cesc Fabregas up top.

    Sahil: Javi Martinez is a quality central midfielder, but centre back he has been less than stellar for Bayern.

    Share your views on Twitter via #bbcworldcup, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on BBC Sport Facebook.

  • Spain v Chile (20:00 BST)

    Posted at19:49

    Here come the players in the tunnel inside the Maracana. Spain lining up in snazzy white and gold tracksuits, looking understandably edgy. There's a lot of beard stroking going on, with Sergio Ramos in vocal form.

  • Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon

    MOTD analyst

    Spain v Chile (20:00 BST)

    Posted at

    "The reason Diego Costa is playing is maybe because he has the physical advantage over the Chile defenders Gary Medel and Gonzalo Jara. I should think he will be rubbing his hands together at the prospect of getting the better of them.

    "There has been a lot of talk about Costa picking Spain over Brazil, he's been booed by Brazil fans here. I think he is a brilliant player. He has scored a lot of goals, and he is a different type of striker for Spain. He's not a false nine, he's a proper, bona fide number nine.

    "Pedro will give Spain that spark as well, making runs from from outside to in, and he has goals in him that boy."

  • Spain v Chile (20:00 BST)

    Posted at19:47

    Chile scored 29 goals in qualifying - with only Argentina bagging more in South America.

    They have lost just twice in 2014 and a win tonight would leave Spain in real, real trouble...

  • France World Cup winner Thierry Henry

    MOTD analyst

    Spain v Chile (20:00 BST)

    Posted at

    "You have to give Spain striker Diego Costa another chance. It depends who's around him - who can fit [in the system]. It's not only down to him. I want to see how Pedro is going to play. That could definitely help Costa."

  • Spain v Chile (20:00 BST)

    Posted at19:45

    It's a sea of red at one end of the Maracana as thousands of Chile fans make themselves heard. Chile will play in white tonight though, with Spain back in their all red kit after a trouncing in white the other night.

  • Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon

    MOTD analyst

    Spain v Chile (20:00 BST)

    Posted at

    "We're sitting here on the cusp of maybe seeing one of the great footballing dynasties coming to an end today, it's great theatre.

    "Gerard Pique and Sergio Ramos were vulnerable against the Netherlands and we've seen Pique has been dropped as a result. Those two have been the fulcrum of the Spain defence for the past five or six years.

    "But for me Javi Martinez, who has replaced Pique, is primarily a holding midfield player. Vicente Del Bosque has taken a risk but he must think it's a risk worth taking."

  • Spain v Chile (20:00 BST)

    Posted at19:41

    Chile were excellent in the opening 20 minutes against Australia in their first game - then retreated into their shells a bit. How will they get going tonight?

    Will they sit back and let Spain have it or get at them?

  • BBC Sport's David Ornstein in Rio

    Spain v Chile (20:00 BST)

    Posted at

    "Chaos at Maracana as Chile fans storm the media centre. It seemed like 50-100 - maybe more - burst through, running riot. The Chile supporters were then led away by Brazilian security forces in long lines, hands on each other's backs. The situation is now under control."

  • Neil Lennon

    Former Celtic manager

    Spain v Chile (20:00 BST)

    Posted at

    "There's huge pressure on the world champions to win this game.

    "There's always a fascination when you see sporting icons and dynasties on the brink of almost going under. The 5-1 defeat must hurt and even with the experience Vicente del Bosque has there will be butterflies and he'll be nervous.

    "But they've got big name players that can handle it. They're up against a mobile, forceful and confident Chile team."

  • The form guide

    Spain v Chile (20:00 BST)

    Posted at19:39

    Chile have never beaten Spain in their 10 previous encounters. losing eight.

    Spain have won the two previous meetings with Chile at the World Cup: in 1950 (2-0) and in 2010 (2-1). The game in 1950 was played at the Maracana; which is where this encounter is taking place.

    Chile have lost their two previous World Cup games against the defending champion, both against Brazil (in 1962 and 1998).

    So all loeking rosy for Spain then?

  • France World Cup winner Thierry Henry

    MOTD analyst

    Spain v Chile (20:00 BST)

    Posted at

    "It's going to be difficult. Chile must be happier to play Spain - that's their game. I can see this group finishing with points of 6-6-6-0. Spain must respond. I will say that Spain will bounce back. You want to see them go further."

  •  

    Join the debate at #bbcworldcup

    Posted at

    John Osbourne: Maybe Spain will come to the pitch knowing they have to perform, not just turn up.

    Milo Thompson: Spain should have dropped Costa. Trying to be more direct didn't pay off; Bring back the false nine that worked so well before.

  • Spain v Chile (20:00 BST)

    Posted at19:36

    It will be interesting to see - or hear - what sort of reception the Spanish side get tonight.

    They were roundly booed in Brazil during last year's Confederations Cup and have been accused of being 'boring' by sections of the media.

    There are also thousands and thousands of Chile fans in the house..

  • Posted at19:35

    That Tim Cahill goal gets better and better and better...

  • Clarence Seedorf

    Match of the Day analyst

    Spain v Chile (20:00 BST)

    Posted at

    "It will have been a great wake-up call for Spain. We can imagine a great game today. Spain are great champions and they are definitely going to react. They have shown on a number of occasions they can come back."

  • Rio Ferdinand

    Former England captain

    Spain v Chile (20:00 BST)

    Posted at

    "Spain would have been embarrassed after that Netherlands result. It sent shockwaves through everyone.

    "You don't become winners without being fighters and they'll want to show people they're not finished. They'll have been waiting to this time, wanting the game to get it out of their system."

  • Spain v Chile (20:00 BST)

    Posted at19:33

    Spain lost their opening game at the last World Cup as well, with Switzerland picking up a 1-0 win in South Africa.

    Spain of course won their next six games to win the trophy - could they do it again?

  • Live now

    Spain v Chile (20:00 BST)

    Posted at19:30

    We are up and running then. Get BBC One on or watch at the top of the page.

  • Danny Murphy

    BBC Sport

    Spain v Chile (20:00 BST)

    Posted at

    "Spain were beaten by Netherlands 5-1 but in the first 35 minutes they dominated and if David Silva scores when he really should it's 2-0 and game over.

    "But because Iker Casillas makes an error and Arjen Robben produces two moments of brilliance there's this big inquest.

    "Spain will win, they'll finish second in the group and I would actually tip them to beat Brazil in the second round."

  •  

    Join the debate at #myworldcupseat

    Posted at

    Where are you watching tonight's game?

    Under the table at a restaurant? On your phone down the pub? At work on the late shift? Are you in Brazil? At the tennis?

    We want your photos of all the unusual places you've caught the action so far.

    Tweet your pictures to #myworldcupseat

  • Thriller in Porto Alegre

    Australia 2-3 Netherlands

    Posted at19:27

    Today's early game was a stone-cold classic.

    Tim Cahill scored a wonder goal, Arjen Robben had another stormer and the Netherlands eventually saw off Australia 3-2.

    You can view the highlights in the live page here.

  • Where are we?

    Spain v Chile (20:00 BST)

    Posted at19:26

    Estadio Do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro

    Capacity: 76,804.

    Opened: 1950 (reopened after renovation in June 2013).

    Fixtures: 15 June, Argentina 2-1 Bosnia-Hercegovina; 18 June, Spain v Chile, 20:00; 22 June, Belgium v Russia, 17:00; 25 June, Equador v France, 21:00; 28 June, Second-round, Winner Group C v Runner-up Group D, 21:00; 4 July,Quarter-final, Winner Second-round 5 v Winner Second-round 6, 17:00; 13 July,World Cup final, 20:00.

    Altitude: Sea level.

    Climate: June and July are Rio's coolest months, but the daily temperature peak is typically 25C. Those months tend to be dry, but humidity remains fairly high all year.

    Time Zone: GMT -3 hours.

    Where is it?: On the Atlantic coast, close to the Tropic of Capricorn.

    Background: Renovation of this iconic venue was completed just in time for the Confederations Cup last summer. Work only began in earnest in September 2010 - three years after Brazil was officially handed the World Cup. The stadium formally reopened last June when Brazil drew 2-2 in a friendly with England, and hosted three Confederations Cup matches.

    Since then venue has resumed its role as the venue for derby matches between Rio's biggest teams - Flamengo, Fluminense, Botafago and Vasco da Gama.

    The pitch was re-laid in October 2013. It is one of four football venues for the 2016 Olympics and will also host the opening and closing ceremonies.

  • BBC Sport's David Ornstein in Rio

    Spain v Chile (20:00 BST)

    Posted at

    "It's been a sweltering day in Rio de Janeiro and the Chile fans arrived here en masse to raise the temperature another few degrees. They partied long into the night on Copacabana beach - but that was nothing compared to what we're seeing outside this famous stadium.

    "The Chile colours are everywhere you look and the noise is absolutely extraordinary - they're singing and dancing to the beat of an enormous drum, with a favourite chant of "Chi, Chi, Chi; Le, Le Le; Viva Chile!" reverberating through the streets.

    "A section of Chile fans - about 75 - just ran through the press room in the Maracana and broke down a temporary wall in an effort to gain access to the stadium."

  • The danger man?

    Spain v Chile (20:00 BST)

    Posted at19:22

    Alexis Sanchez has been involved in seven of the last eight goals that Chile have scored (six assists and one goal).

    The Barcelona forward will be well known by most of the Spain squad - but can they shut him out?

Posted on Wednesday 18th June 2014

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