X

Have feedback / suggestions? Let us know!

Soccer World Cup

5 Reasons Why Chile Will Hoist The World Cup In 2014

1 of 11
NEXT

5 Reasons Why Chile Will Hoist The World Cup In 2014

Chile Alexis Sanchez gary Medel Srturo Vidal
Getty Images

Chile have what it takes to win the World Cup both on paper and on the field. They may not be favorites, but they have proven on more than one occasion that they can play with the big boys and they can beat them too. Read on to find out why they can win the World Cup this summer.

5. Strikers Can Finish on Cue

Alexis Sanchez Chile Barcelona Winger
Getty Images

5. Strikers Can Finish on Cue

Alexis Sanchez Chile Barcelona Winger
Getty Images

Chile's offense is led by none other than Alexis Sanchez. he plays as a winger and can score goals from anywhere. Holding up possession, sprinting past opponents and setting up others are all what he does best. His teammates will rely on him to lead them to glory.

4, Midfield Will Be Strong

Arturo Vidal Juventus Chile Midfield
Getty Images

4, Midfield Will Be Strong

Arturo Vidal Juventus Chile Midfield
Getty Images

Arturo Vidal does it all for his club. He can score, assist, steal, dribble and get everyone else involved. In addition, he knows how to work well with his teammates as they all play a fast-paced style. Look for him to make one of the biggest impacts for his country in June and July.

3. High Work Rate Will Get the Job Done

Gary Medel Chile Cardiff City Chile Defensive Midfield
Getty Images

3. High Work Rate Will Get the Job Done

Gary Medel Chile Cardiff City Chile Defensive Midfield
Getty Images

Gary Medel is a defensive midfielder for Chile and Cardiff City. basically, it is his job to make the dirty tackles and take one for the team. Opponents are weary of his physical toughness and know not to dance around him. He will be responsible for cleaning up messes in the defensive third and to distribute the ball to more offensive-minded teammates. His work rate is respectable, and this rubs off on others.

2. Filling Holes on Both Ends of the Ball

Jean Beausejour Chile Wigan Athetlic Defense
Getty Images

2. Filling Holes on Both Ends of the Ball

Jean Beausejour Chile Wigan Athetlic Defense
Getty Images

The defenders push up and the midfielders and strikers drop back. This is what it takes for teams to win big tournaments because they help one another out. They play as a team. By doing so, they make sure that there are no gaping holes there for opponents to take advantage of. This will be crucial en route to the World Cup.

1. Confidence After Upsetting Some of the Best

Mauricio Isla Chile Juventus Defense Midfield
Getty Images

1. Confidence After Upsetting Some of the Best

Mauricio Isla
Getty Images

The confidence that this team has is more than admirable. They have tied Spain, Brazil and defeated England recently without too much trouble. The team has skilled players who ply their trades in Europe's toughest leagues. When they come together for a common goal, they click immediately to put on a remarkable show. This nation can win the World Cup, and if everything goes according to plan, they certainly will.