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Futbolistas fallecidos en actividad

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La tragedia del Chapecoense vuelve a enlutar al mundo del fútbol.
La historia registra decenas de muertes de futbolistas en actividad: accidentes de tránsito, tragedias aéreas, enfermedades, asesinatos, suicidios que pusieron fin a carreras en pleno desarrollo y los cada vez más preocupantes casos de muerte súbita.

Las canciones de los Mundiales

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Con el sello oficial de la FIFA o adoptadas por los hinchas a fuerza de repeticiones, hay melodías que quedan ligadas de manera inseparable a una Copa del Mundo.
Sumerjámonos desde estas canciones en un viaje a la nostalgia mundialista:

RUSIA 2018
La cantante Polina Gagarina, junto a Egor Creed, le pone la voz a Команда 2018 (Equipo 2018), el tema oficial, cantado en ruso.

La historia hecha pelota

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Luego de que adidas presentara a la Telstar 18, la pelota que se utilizará en la Copa del Mundo Rusia 2018, vale un repaso a los balones que se utilizaron en los 20 Mundiales ya disputados:

Uruguay 1930 - Italia 1934 - Francia 1938 - Brasil 1950
Los balones utilizados en las Copas del Mundo fueron mejorando edición a edición, gracias al uso de tecnologías para pulir distintos aspectos como velocidad, impermeabilidad, precisión, y diseño.

Futbol's Going South

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CONMEBOL NATIONS MUST UP THEIR GAME BEFORE RUSSIA 2018

What would a World Cup be without the South Americans?
The opportunity to test the best of European football nations against the faraway empire of CONMEBOL is so exciting because it only happens every four years.

Yes there is the Confederations Cup now and the World Club Championship as well but in effect the two poles of world soccer only cross swords for the FIFA World Cup.

12 de octubre

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Hace 525 años, el genovés Cristoforo Colombo llegó con sus carabelas a Guanahani, una de las que hoy son las islas Bahamas. El almirante, por orden de los Reyes Católicos de Aragón y Castilla, volvió tres veces más a este lado del mundo y se murió en 1506 sin saber que las tierras que había pisado no correspondían a la India.

Argentina, Chile stumble, Uruguay on brink in World Cup qualifiers

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Montevideo (AFP) – Argentina and Chile’s World Cup qualification hopes were left on a knife edge Tuesday after the South American heavyweights slipped up once again on the road to next year’s finals in Russia.

Argentina needed a second-half own goal to help them snatch a 1-1 draw against already-eliminated Venezuela in Buenos Aires while Chile crashed to a 1-0 defeat against Bolivia in La Paz.

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Gary Neville challenges Mesut Ozil to maintain his class in Alexis Sanchez’s absence

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Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville believes that Mesut Ozil has to remain at the top of his game in the...

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Guardiola gives up on Sanchez deal as Mourinho waits

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola accepted he had lost out in the race to sign Alexis Sanchez as Jose Mourinho insisted Friday it was still not certain the Chile forward would join Manchester United.

Runaway Premier League leaders City, currently 12 points clear of United, play at home to Newcastle on Saturday, with Mourinho’s men at Burnley.

Guardiola gives up on Sanchez deal as Mourinho waits

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola accepted he had lost out in the race to sign Alexis Sanchez as Jose Mourinho insisted Friday it was still not certain the Chile forward would join Manchester United.

Runaway Premier League leaders City, currently 12 points clear of United, play at home to Newcastle on Saturday, with Mourinho’s men at Burnley.

Arsenal prepared to table £35m to lure Alexis Sanchez’s replacement

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As the Alexis Sanchez saga rumbles on, a report published by the Express suggests that Arsenal...

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Arsenal boss claims Alexis carries the weight of his nation for Chile

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Arsene manager Arsene Wenger has claimed that Alexis Sanchez is burdened with disappointment after his Chile side failed to earn qualification to next summer's World Cup competition. La Roja were sat in third place going into the final group stage match in qualifying, and their worst nightmare came true on the night.

From The Brink: Peerless Lionel Messi Hat-Trick Drags Argentina To World Cup As Chile Miss Out On Goal Difference (Photos & Video)

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Timed for maximum dramatic impact, Lionel Messi produced an inspirational performance in Argentina's final World Cup qualifier to drag his nation from the brink of elimination and into the 2018 finals in Russia.

The Albiceleste began the day in sixth place, but a 3-1, last-gasp, Messi-powered victory over Ecuador saw them hurtle up into third, hence securing themselves an automatic qualification spot at the death.

Chile Coach Calls Alexis Sanchez “Fat And Out Of Shape”

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Alexis Sanchez has been blasted by Chile's former Under-20 coach Jose Sulantay, who says the Arsenal star is 'fatter than normal' and 'totally out of physical shape.'

The forward's miserable start to the season continued when Chile were beaten 3-0 by Paraguay in last Thursday's World Cup qualifier and things went from bad to worse this week with a 1-0 loss in Bolivia.

Paraguay stun Chile in World Cup qualifier

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Santiago (AFP) – Paraguay reignited their hopes of World Cup qualification here Thursday with a 3-0 victory over Chile to complete a miserable day for Alexis Sanchez.

Arturo Vidal scored a spectacular headed own goal while Victor Caceres and Richard Ortiz both netted to give Paraguay a vital win over the South American champions in Santiago.

Paraguay stun Chile in World Cup qualifier

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Santiago (AFP) – Paraguay reignited their hopes of World Cup qualification here Thursday with a 3-0 victory over Chile to complete a miserable day for Alexis Sanchez.

Arturo Vidal scored a spectacular headed own goal while Victor Caceres and Richard Ortiz both netted to give Paraguay a vital win over the South American champions in Santiago.

Man City target Alexis Sanchez leaves Chile training camp for “personal reasons”

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In yet another twist to the Alexis Sanchez saga, it has been revealed in Chile this morning that the Arsenal striker arrived at the Chile training camp ahead of their game against Paraguay, but immediately sought out the manager Juan Antonio Pizzi for special permission to leave the camp for "personal reasons" With very little [.

Arsenal: Alexis Sanchez Pulls Unconvincing ‘Instagram Sickie’ Less Than 24 Hours After Being Told To Report For Pre-Season Training (Photo)

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Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is apparently claiming that he's far, far too ill to report for pre-season training as requested.

The Chilean was supposed to return to London Colney this Sunday after being granted an extended summer furlough to compensate for his participation in the Confederations Cup in June.

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Uruguayan Legend Sebastian ‘Loco’ Abreu Sets New World Record By Signing For Audax Italiano, His 26th Professional Club

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Uruguayan striker Sebastian Abreu is remembered primarily, at least by the wider world, as the lank-haired assassin who scored that ice-cold Panenka penalty against Ghana in the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup to settle the shootout and send La Celeste into their first semi-finals in over 40 years.

No Italy, no Holland, no Chile, no problem – Why a 48-team World Cup is still bad for football

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Qualification for World Cup 2018 in Russia is over. FIFA's football showpiece is supposed to be a showcase for the best of the best, but with Italy, the Netherlands, Chile and the United States...

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Chile: One Solitary Die-Hard Puerto Montt Fan Makes 3,000km Round Trip To Watch Side Play Against Coquimbo (Photo)

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CD Puerto Montt tussled their way to an impressive 2-1 away win over Coquimbo Unido in the Chilean second tier on Sunday, no doubt roared on by their travelling support.

We are, of course, talking specifically about the one and only hardy Puerto Montt ultra who made the gargantuan 3,000km round-trip to watch the match at Coquimbo's Estadio Bicentenario all on his lonesome.

Chilean Primera Division: Everton ‘Keeper Eduardo Lobos Drops Almighty Clanger, Concedes Stinker Against Audax Italiano (Video)

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Everton de Vila found themselves on the wrong end of a 3-0 defeat when they travelled to Audax Italiano in the Chilean Primera Division a few days ago.

The away side were already a goal behind when, shortly before half-time, veteran goalkeeper Eduardo Lobos (a sheep in wolf's clothing) dropped an industrial-sized clanger to let a second goal slip in calamitous circumstances.

One Of The Actual Copa America Centenario Trophies Is Currently For Sale On eBay, Bidding Starts At $75,000

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If you've ever fancied treating yourself to a bona fide piece of South American football memorabilia, then you may be interested to know that the actual Copa America Centenario trophy is currently being flogged on eBay.

The Centenario tournament was staged in 2016 in celebration of the 10oth anniversary of the inception of the Copa America.

Colo-Colo Players Escorted Out Of Tunnel By Dogs From Local Animal Adoption Centre (Photo & Video)

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As part of a new partnership with a local animal shelter, Chilean side Colo-Colo were accompanied out of the tunnel by a selection of dogs for Sunday evening's Primera Division opener against with Antofagasta.

The club have linked up with Union de Amigos de los Animales (UAA) to help promote their cause, and as such had their players parade a selection of canines around the pitch all of which are available to adopt at the local UAA hospice.

The Magic of Marcelo Bielsa: Sometimes brilliant, sometimes bad, never boring

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Classic Moments: Claudio Bravo Scores Match-Winning Freekick For Real Sociedad, 2010 (Video)

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After becoming something of a punchline for his error-strewn handling at Man City last season, Claudio Bravo gave his flagging reputation a much-needed shot in the arm with a heroic display at the end ofChile's tenseknock-outvictory over Portugal in the Confederations Cup.

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Chile’s ‘warrior’ Vidal backtracks over retirement

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Paris (AFP) – Arturo Vidal produced a 180-degree turn on Wednesday insisting he was a “warrior” who would “never abandon” Chile, just hours after seemingly announcing his retirement.

“Every time I’m called, I’ll be available to the national team,” the 30-year-old said on Twitter.

Bayern Munich midfielder announces international retirement

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Arturo Vidal, midfielder for Bayern Munich and Chile, has announced his retirement from the national team, reports Sky Sports.

The news comes after Chile suffered a 3-0 defeat to Brazil in their final World Cup qualifier – a game he missed through suspension. In his absence, the South American outfit were thrashed at the Allianz Parque and finished one point off the playoffs places in Round 1.

Chile can prove they’re best in the world – Vidal

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Saint Petersburg (AFP) – Midfielder Arturo Vidal says Chile can prove they are the world’s best team, and throw down a marker for next year’s World Cup, by beating Germany in Sunday’s Confederations Cup final.

Copa America champions Chile take on World Cup holders Germany in St Petersburg with the teams having already drawn 1-1 in the group stages.

Chile can prove they’re best in the world – Vidal

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Saint Petersburg (AFP) – Midfielder Arturo Vidal says Chile can prove they are the world’s best team, and throw down a marker for next year’s World Cup, by beating Germany in Sunday’s Confederations Cup final.

Copa America champions Chile take on World Cup holders Germany in St Petersburg with the teams having already drawn 1-1 in the group stages.

Chile’s impressive rise continues at Confed Cup

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Kazan (Russia) (AFP) – Chile’s indestructible team spirit and unyielding attitude have laid the foundations for a hugely successful run that will see them contest a third straight international final at the Confederations Cup.

Claudio Bravo proved Chile’s hero on Wednesday as the Manchester City goalkeeper saved all three penalties to eliminate Portugal in a semi-final shootout following a 0-0 draw after extra time in Kazan.

Chile’s impressive rise continues at Confed Cup

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Kazan (Russia) (AFP) – Chile’s indestructible team spirit and unyielding attitude have laid the foundations for a hugely successful run that will see them contest a third straight international final at the Confederations Cup.

Claudio Bravo proved Chile’s hero on Wednesday as the Manchester City goalkeeper saved all three penalties to eliminate Portugal in a semi-final shootout following a 0-0 draw after extra time in Kazan.

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Where to find Chile vs. Ecuador World Cup qualifier on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Chile vs. Ecuador in the World Cup qualifier, you’ve come to the right place.

With Chile sitting in sixth place in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying group, Chile cannot afford to lose this match if they want to stay in the race to qualify for the World Cup.

Where to find Chile vs. Ecuador World Cup qualifier on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Chile vs. Ecuador in the World Cup qualifier, you’ve come to the right place.

With Chile sitting in sixth place in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying group, Chile cannot afford to lose this match if they want to stay in the race to qualify for the World Cup.

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Where to find Chile vs. Germany Confederations Cup final on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Chile vs. Germany in the Confederations Cup final, you’ve come to the right place.

This is it. The final between Chile, the Copa America champions, versus Germany, the current World Cup champions. Will it be South America or Europe that will be crowned the best in the world today?

Where to find Chile vs. Germany Confederations Cup final on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Chile vs. Germany in the Confederations Cup final, you’ve come to the right place.

This is it. The final between Chile, the Copa America champions, versus Germany, the current World Cup champions. Will it be South America or Europe that will be crowned the best in the world today?

Germany vs Chile, Confederations Cup 2017 final: Preview, Possible Lineups & Key Stats

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Germany vs Chile Preview, Possible Lineups & Key Stats ahead of the Confederations Cup 2017 final on Sunday.

The Confederation Cup has seen some stunning goals, a host of talented stars and a lot of grit. On Sunday, the competition will draw to a close when Germany and Chile meet each other in the final of the competition.

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Is Alexis missing World Cup good or bad for Arsenal?

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Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez will not be going to the World Cup next summer thanks to an eventful final day in qualification. The group stages of the qualifying campaign came to an end in South America in the early hours of this morning, and Chile found themselves dumped out in excruciating circumstances.

Where to find Brazil vs. Chile World Cup qualifier on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Brazil vs. Chile in the World Cup qualifier, you’ve come to the right place.

Brazil has already qualified for the World Cup, so all eyes will be on Chile who, as Copa America champions, faces the prospect of qualifying for the World Cup on Tuesday night.

NYCFC Notes: Patrick Vieira learns from Chile, Fredric Brillant steps up and more

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While supporters jeered referee Allan Chapman and groaned at the prospect of their team playing down a man for extensive minutes against the Chicago Fire on Saturday, New York City FC head coach Patrick Vieira valued this inevitable coaching moment.

Vieira was among the 82,000 plus at Met Life Stadium last summer when Lionel Messi missed his penalty in the shootout and Chile defeated Argentina in the Copa America Centenario final.

Confederations Cup: Claudio Bravo Saves Three Penalties As Chile Beat Portugal In Semi-Final Shootout (Video)

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Claudio Bravo may have endured a difficult season in the Premier League with Manchester City, but on the international stage the experienced 'keeper continues to star for Chile.

In Wednesday night's Confederations Cup semi-final against European champions Portugal, the 34-year-old was the star of the show in the penalty shoot-out, saving all three penalties and thus booking his side's place in the final.