Chile national football team

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Template:National football team The Chile national football team best World Cup finish is third place in 1962, when the finals were hosted by Chile. Chile beat Yugoslavia 1-0 in the third place match.

Between 1990 and 1994, Chile was barred from participating in the World Cup by FIFA as a result of an incident during a qualifier with Brazil, when the Chilean goalkeeper Roberto "Cóndor" Rojas pretended to be seriously injured by fireworks thrown from the Brazilian sections of the crowd, in an attempt to force the abandonment of the match. Brazil were leading 1-0 with 23 minutes left and a defeat would have meant that Chile would not have qualified for the World Cup finals. Hoping for a rematch, Chilean officials and medical staff escorted the players off the pitch. After studying a video of the match, FIFA realised that the fireworks had not made any contact with Rojas and the whole event had been a deception on the part of the Chile team. They banned Rojas from football for life, awarded Brazil a 2-0 win and banned Chile from the 1994 World Cup.

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