Manager: Jorge Sampaoli
World Ranking: 13
Best World Cup finish: Third - 1962
How they qualified: Finished third in South American
Fixtures: Group B – Australia (13 June), Spain (18 June), Netherlands (23 June)
Goalkeepers: Claudio Bravo, Johnny Herrera, Cristopher Toselli.
Defenders: Gary Medel, Gonzalo Jara, Jose Rojas, Eugenio Mena, Mauricio Isla.
Midfielders: Jorge Valdivia, Felipe Gutierrez, Jose Pedro Fuenzalida, Francisco Silva, Arturo Vidal, Charles Aranguiz, Marcelo Diaz, Carlos Carmona), Miiko Albornoz.
Forwards: Alexis Sanchez, Esteban Paredes, Eduardo Vargas, Jean Beausejour, Mauricio Pinilla, Fabian Orellana.
Expectations: After taking the tournament by storm in 2010 and parading a star-studded squad this year, Sampaoli's team are highly tipped to repeat their feats from four years ago. In Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal they possess two of the best players in Europe while their playing style could squeeze the life out of their opponents in the searing South American heat. Drawn with Spain and Netherlands, they are expected to come out of the group unscathed.
Star man: Arturo Vidal – No player scored more goals in helping Chile qualify for a second World Cup on the bounce for the first time since 1966. Exemplary for his club Juventus - having helped win three successive Serie A titles – but it is with his country where his herculean efforts are best regarded. Provides the link between midfield and attack with the ball, but while off it, defines the Chile's pressing style as an uncompromising warrior in the middle.
Prediction: Second round – Tough draw ensures stay in Brazil will be short-lived, but they won't go quietly.