Chile bag comfortable Confederations Cup victory over Cameroon

  • Chile bag comfortable Confederations Cup victory over Cameroon

Chile bag comfortable Confederations Cup victory over Cameroon

Despite the fact that the national team of Chile for all of its existence has achieved good results, winning the last Cup of America, allowed for the first time in history to break into the Cup of Confederations.

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has missed the starting XI for Chile's first game of their Confederations Cup campaign after suffering an ankle injury in training.

Alexis Sanchez will not start for Chile in their Confederations Cup opener against Cameroon as he attempts to recover from a sprained ankle.

There was no dispute about Vidal's goal as he rose above two defenders to power home the ball as Sanchez, who had been ruled out of the starting line-up through injury but came in early in the second half, provided the ideal assist. Despite Cameroon's experience, most sports pundits have tipped Chile as favourites of the game.

"In this situation, when you have an excellent player of course you try to find a time when he can come on and we wanted to see that".

Sanchez should have broken the record, but saw his shot blocked after rounding Ondoa, only for Vargas to poke in the rebound.

"We knew that we had to create a real team spirit so that we could compete with nations with talented individuals, because we don't have any real stars in the team". "He's a very important player and that's why we put him on".

Chile could have gone in front in the first minute but Eduardo Vargas' shot hit the post.

Chile also has matches against Germany in Kazan next Thursday, and Australia on June 25 in the Russian capital.

Cameroon captain Benjamin Moukandjo curled a free-kick narrowly off target in the 67th, while Chile had another chance when Mauricio Isla's header went narrowly wide at a corner.