Barcelona ace, Juventus midfielder make Chile squad

Chile boss Jorge Sampaoli has called together a 30-man provisional squad for the FIFA World Cup.

Chile boss Jorge Sampaoli has called together a 30-man provisional squad for the FIFA World Cup.

Among the names are Barcelona star Alexis Sanchez, Juventus ace Arturo Vidal, Real Sociedad keeper Claudio Bravo and Cardiff City’s Gary Medel.

Other English-based players include Nottingham Forest defender Gonzalo Jara and Wigan Athletic’s Jean Beausejour while Valencia striker Eduardo Vargas, Juventus defender Mauricio Isla and Fiorentina’s Matias Fernandez have all been included.

Chile have been drawn alongside holders Spain, 2010 finalists Holland and Australia in Group B of the 2014 World Cup.

30-man preliminary Chile squad for World Cup

Goalkeepers

Claudio Bravo (Real Sociedad)
Johnny Herrera (Universidad de Chile)
Cristopher Toselli (Universidad Catolica)
Paulo Garces (O'Higgins)

Defenders

Gary Medel (Cardiff City)
Jose Rojas (Universidad de Chile)
Eugenio Mena (Santos, Brazil)
Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest)
Marcos González (Union Espanola)
Enzo Andia (Universidad Catolica)

Midfielders

Arturo Vidal (Juventus)
Mauricio Isla (Juventus)
Marcelo Diaz (Basel)
Francisco Silva (Osasuna)
Rodrigo Millar (Atlas)
Pedro Pablo Hernandez (O'Higgins)
Felipe Gutiérrez (Twente)
Jose Pedro Fuenzalida (Colo Colo)
Carlos Carmona (Atalanta)
Jean Beausejour (Wigan)
Charles Aranguiz (Internacional)
Miiko Albornoz (Malmo)

Forwards

Alexis Sanchez (Barcelona)
Eduardo Vargas (Valencia)
Jorge Valdivia (Palmeiras)
Mauricio Pinilla (Cagliari)
Esteban Paredes (Colo Colo)
Fabian Orellana (Celta Vigo)
Matias Fernandez (Fiorentina)
Gustavo Canales (Union Espanola)

 
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