Chile Advanced To Eighths For Its 'fair Play' And Will Be Measured With Nigeria Or Brazil

Sao Paulo, Nov 3 (EFE) .- The Chilean national team qualified for the knockout stages of the U-17 World Cup as one of the four best third of the group stage for their 'fair play' and will be measured in the next round with Nigeria or the hostess, Brazil.

The team led by Cristian Leiva lost on the eve by 1-2 against South Korea and no longer depended on itself, but his good behavior on the field has given him a ticket to be among the 16 best teams in the world.

The Red finished in the third position of Group C and tied in all the tie-break criteria with the Netherlands, which won the United States 4-0 and will still have to wait for the results of this Sunday to know if it will continue in the contest.


Chile and the Netherlands ended the group stage with three points, five goals in favor and six against, so we had to resort to 'fair play' to break the tie.

The captain of Chile under-17, Vicente Pizarro, celebrated the pass to the eighths, instance in which they will face Nigeria or the host, Brazil, two rivals, he said, 'very strong'.

'It was something we deserved. I am happy for the effort we make. It was a very strong group, with complicated rivals, 'said the midfielder.

As well as Chile, Nigeria and Brazil, they also certified their pass to the knockout stages Angola and South Korea, which will face each other, Japan, Senegal, Ecuador and France.

This Sunday the group phase will close with Cameroon-Spain, Argentina-Tajikistan, Italy-Paraguay and Mexico-Solomon Islands. EFE