FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010

Season 1 Episode 47

Chile vs. Spain

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Aired Daily 7:00 AM Jun 25, 2010 on ESPN
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Chile vs. Spain
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Group H, Match 47: Chile vs. Spain, 8:30 PM, Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria.

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  • chi vs. esp

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    Now that is the Spain I know! A team that embarrassed itself by losing to the Chocolate Country in their very first game, now had its backs pressed against the wall and responded perfectly by getting a 2-1 victory over Chile. The best part of this is that both countries speak Spanish so they could understand the curses or smack talk they were saying to each other.



    This was the very last game of group play and while it was a long two weeks, I am glad to see that it is over. It was a fun first round, but let's get down to business now.moreless

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    • Spain Coach Vicente del Bosque: We had the game under control until they scored, but we let it affect us too much. It was an intense game against opponents who deserve plenty of praise for putting in a performance of incredible energy. I give a lot of credit to the Chileans, who've done a great job, and I wish them all the best. We were having difficulties but were able to respond via a goal from David Villa, which helped us relax. Emotionally speaking, we responded well to the defeat by Switzerland. What mattered was winning and qualifying, but it's also important for players like Fernando Torres and Andrés Iniesta to keep getting playing time under their belts and improving their fitness.

    • Chile Coach Marcelo Bielsa: The game was well-balanced until the sending-off, thanks to the effort we put in. After that it was an uphill struggle. Our numerical disadvantage became more obvious in the second half, but despite the fact they had the ball all the time, they didn't create many opportunities – though neither did we. It was one game before the red card and a different one afterwards. You feel a bit ambivalent when you lose but still qualify, which is why we didn't celebrate.

    • Spain Midfielder and Man of the Match Andrés Iniesta: We had no margin for error after losing our first game. Our fate was in our hands and we managed to go through. I'm very pleased the team's reached the Round of 16, which was our objective, and it doesn't matter who gets the goals. But I am happy to have scored because I always want to do my bit. David's goal was very important because it came during a difficult period, when we were struggling to settle. After that goal we calmed down and played better.

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