FIFA World Cup Football
2018 World Cup Qualifier: Vibrant Chile Shock Brazil For 1st Win In 15 years
. Brazil Players Celebrating
Copa America champions Chile got their 2018 World Cup Qualifying campaign off to a flyer after seeing off Dunga’s men with strikes from Eduardo Vargas and Alexis Sanchez.
Chile had threatened to score throughout the match with Alexis Sanchez and Mauricio Isla hitting the post before Eduardo Vargas’ 72nd minute side-footed finish broke the deadlock to send fans at the Estadio Nacional Julio Martinez Pradanos in Santiago into celebratory mood.
Arsenal Superstar Alexis Sanchez made sure of the points with a tap-in on the stroke of full-time to earn Chile the win against Brazil for the first time since 2000.
Brazil never got going in Santiago and were significantly lightweight without their banned talisman Neymar, but have the opportunity to bounce back with the home game against Venezuela on the horizon while in-form Chile travel to face Peru in an attempt to continue their 100% record in the Qualifiers.