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Unofficial Football World Championship – Chile vs Paraguay Preview

After a hive of activity during the Copa America the Unofficial Football World Championship returns tonight as holders Chile take on challengers Paraguay

Chile are unbeaten since a friendly in March, but they are likely to find it much tougher with Bayern Munich’s Arturo Vidal.

Also missing is Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, Hoffenheim’s Eduardo Vargas and Bayer Leverkusen’s Charles Aranguiz.

Chile may be fortunate to still have Sampaoli, who was heavily linked with the Mexico post after leading his team to Copa America glory.

Despite the absences, they still have the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Matias Fernandez, Gary Medel and Mauricio Isla.

Paraguay have a strong record against Chile, winning 26 of the 59 matches between the nations with eight draws and 25 losses.

Ramon Diaz’s men were fourth at the Copa, losing the third-place play-off 2-0 to Peru.

Paraguay are coming off back-to-back losses, with their defeat against Peru preceded by a 6-1 loss to Argentina.

If Chile can come through this unscathed then their next match would be against Brazil. Can Brazil snatch the crown back after it was wrestled off them in the Copa America. Firstly we will have to see if Chile can overcome the challenge of Paraguay

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