Chile will take on Australia in their opening World Cup 2014 match.
The game will be played on Friday, June 13.
Kick-off time is 6:00 p.m. EDT at Arena Pantanal in Cuiabá, Mato Grosso.
Chile has been tipped by Pele to be a tournament favorite, and rightly so.
Boosting a strong squad, with the likes of Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez, La Roja could pull off some big upsets later on in the tournament.
Still, Vidal is struggling with a knee injury at the moment, and the Socceroos could stand a chance if he’s not 100%.
Chile are unperturbed if Vidal fails to recover in time for Australia though.
“Arturo Vidal’s spirits are fine, but if he’s not (available) against Australia, we hope he’ll be ready for the next match,” Chile defender Gonzalo Jara said. “Every goal Arturo has set for himself in life, he has achieved.”
Australia, on the other hand, will take a draw to be a good result.
“For us, it’s perfect,” Australia forward Tim Cahill said of the low expectations on his inexperienced teammates.
“Some of these kids are pretty special and nobody knows about them. Hopefully in this World Cup, everyone is going to know about them.”
Epoch Times prediction: No competition. Chile have too much class, and should see the match out 3-0.