• Date: Mon 28 June 2010
  • Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
  • Ref: Webb, H
  • Attendance: 54,096


Juan (34)

Luis Fabiano (38)

Robinho (59)

3 - 0

Brazil vs Chile

Team Lineups


Soares de Espindola Julio Cesar
Douglas Sisenando Maicon
Ferreira Lucio
Silveira Juan
Michel Bastos
Daniel Alves
Aparecido Gilberto Silva
Ricardo Kaka (Jose Kleberson, 81)
Santos Ramires
Clemente Luis Fabiano (Honorato Nilmar, 76)
Robson de Souza Robinho (Da Silva Melo Gilberto, 85)


Claudio Bravo
Ismael Fuentes
Mauricio Isla (Rodrigo Millar, 62)
Pablo Contreras (Rodrigo Tello, 46)
Arturo Erasmo Vidal
Gonzalo Jara
Carlos Carmona
Mark Gonzalez (Jorge Valdivia, 46)
Jean Beausejour
Alexis Sanchez
Humberto Hector Suazo

Match Report
Juan, Luis Fabiano and Robinho were all on target as Brazil cruised to a 3-0 victory against Chile as the five-time winners showed why they will be the team to beat at this World Cup yet again. The all-South American affair was a lively match but Chile were undone by two goals in four minutes in the closing stages of what had previously been a tight but entertaining first half. Brazil welcomed Kaka back into their side after the Real Madrid star had been suspended for the grim goalless draw with Portugal while Dunga also restored Robinho to the starting line-up. Chile, praised for their attacking play in the group stage, were without three suspended players. Marco Estrada was sent off against Spain, while defenders Waldo Ponce and Gary Medel missed out after picking up two yellow cards in the tournament. However, Matias Fernandez and Carlos Carmona returned after bans. The opening third of the game was a very open affair with both teams committed to attacking at every opportunity. However, Chile were finally undone in the 34th minute with a simple goal from a set-piece. Maicon's corner found Juan who had timed his leap to perfection as he thumped a header into the back of the net. The goal seemed to knock the stuffing out of Chile, who had finished second behind Brazil in the South American qualification process for this World Cup. Just four minutes after the opening goal, Brazil doubled their lead with a well-worked effort. Chile were caught out as Robinho and Kaka set up Luis Fabiano who took the ball in his stride before rounding Claudio Bravo and firing into an empty net. There was a hint of offside but the Sevilla striker was actually level with the last Chile defender. Chile tried their best to get back into the match after the interval but they were undone by a superb Brazil goal just before the hour mark. Santos Ramires won possession on the halfway line, burst forward unchallenged and laid the ball off to Robinho who simply passed a shot beyond Bravo. As Chile kept pressing, so Brazil continued to look dangerous on the break and Robinho was only denied by a smart Bravo save while, at the other end, Julio Cesar had to be at his best to keep out a late Humberto Suazo effort. Suazo saw another attempt at a consolation goal hit the top of the crossbar as Marcelo Bielsa's side strived in vain to get back into the match. Brazil will play the Netherlands in the first quarter-final on Friday afternoon.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

Full Time: BRAZIL 3-0 CHILE.


Brazil are looking ominously strong as they set up a last-eight clash with the Netherlands.


Ramires lashes a 25-yard shot far too high after Brazil had launched yet another quick counter-attack.


Brazil play out the final few seconds, conserving energy for Friday's quarter-final.


Chile deserve a consolation goal. 3-0 does not do them justice at all.


Dunga makes his final change with Robinho being replaced by Gilberto


A flowing Chile move ends with Jean Beausejour lashing a shot wide of the goal.


Nilmar does well to get his head on to a deep cross but is unable to guide the ball towards goal. Good effort by the substitute though.


Fuentes heads Kleberson's cross away as the match peters out.


Dunga makes a second change with Kleberson coming on for Kaka.

Yellow Card

A yellow card for Chile substitute Millar.


Suazo goes close again with an unconventional effort that ends up hitting the top of the crossbar.


Julio Cesar makes a smart stop to deny Suazo a consolation goal after the Chile striker had done well to create the opportunity for himself.


Brazil make a change with Nilmar coming on for Luis Fabiano.


Robinho breaks free down the right. He should probably pull the ball back for a colleague but elects to shot from a tight angle and Bravo makes a fingertip save.


The game is won now and both teams seem to nave accepted that fact and are already playing out time.


Chile keep pressing, Brazil continue to look dangerous on the break.

Yellow Card

A silly yellow card for Ramires who clattered into Sanchez for no obvious reason. He'll miss the quarter-final now.


It's shaping up into a tasty last-eight line-up with most of the big guns there. A Brazil v Argentina meeting must be the likely final now though.

Yellow Card

Ismael Fuentes is booked for pushing Luis Fabiano over.


Valdivia sends in a dipping volley that is only just above Julio Cesar's goal.


Another poor free-kick by Tello as he fires the ball straight into the Brazil wall.


Ramires has impressed in this game. His run to set up the third goal was outstanding.


Chile respond by making a third and final change with Mauricio Isla being replaced by Rodrigo Millar.


It's almost a fourth as Alves sends in a dipping shot that is only just off target.


BRAZIL 3-0 CHILE. It's all over now as Ramires win possession on the halfway line, bursts forward unchallenged and lays the ball off to ROBINHO to pass his shot past Bravo.


Brazil are snuffing out any Chile attacks at their source. Their defending has been excellent this evening.


Chile can't get going in this half as they clear the corner. It's already looking like a Brazil v Holland quarter-final on Friday afternoon.


Lucio charges forward and finds Robinho who wins a corner.


Brazil appear to be content to soak up all the Chile pressure and hit their opponents on the break.


Tello's free-kick is easily dealt with by the Brazil defence though.


A chance for Chile as Gilberto Silva concedes a free-kick.


You get the feeling this could end up 4-0 to Brazil or 2-2 as Chile are now set up in such an attacking manner.


Daniel Alves floats his free-kick over the bar but it wasn't a bad effort.

Yellow Card

An early booking for Vidal who fouled Kaka.


... while Pablo Contreras makes way for Rodrigo Tello.


Chile coach Marcelo Bielsa has made two changes at the break with Mark Gonzalez making way for Jorge Valdivia...

Second half

Brazil get the second half underway.

Half time

Half Time: BRAZIL 2-0 CHILE.


Chile try to respond but the Brazilian defence stands firm.


Chile seemed downhearted after the first goal went in and were defensively all at sea for Brazil's second.


It did look as though Luis Fabiano may have been offside but TV replays prove the Sevilla star wasn't.


BRAZIL 2-0 CHILE. Chile are caught out as Robinho and Kaka set up LUIS FABIANO who rounds the keeper before steering the ball into the empty net.


It was a very simple goal though, a deep corner and a straightforward header.


The goal is tough on Chile who probably deserve to be level at this stage.


BRAZIL 1-0 CHILE. Maicon's corner finds JUAN who has timed his leap to perfection and thumps a header into the back of the net.


Maicon wins another corner for Brazil as play continues to swing from end to end.


Chile continue to give as good as they get. Not bad considering they only played Spain three days ago.


It's not been a great tournament for Kaka who was sent off against Ivory Coast of course.

Yellow Card

Kaka is booked for a cynical trip on Arturo Erasmo Vidal.


Daniel Alves' corner leads to a goalmouth scramble with Brazil desperate for a penalty as Lucio tumbles to the ground. Howard Webb waves away the appeals though.


Maicon's curling free-kick eventually earns another corner for Brazil.


Suazo's corner is excellent with Lucio forced to get in a clearing header.


Now it's Chile's turn to dominate possession as Jean Beausejour wins a corner for his team.


The match is really open with play switching from one end to the other all the time. Great stuff but still goalless.


Sanchez leads a break but is caught in two minds and his weak shot is blocked.


Gonzalo Jara tries a very ambitious low drive that fails to trouble Julio Cesar.


Alexis Sanchez gifts possession to Brazil but nothing comes of the error.


Chile have been forced to be more cautious as Brazil start to get on top.


Santos Ramires tries his luck from distance but Bravo makes a routine save.


It's been a lively opening, both teams are trying to attack at every opportunity.


Chile are back on the attack, they're certainly not over-awed by Brazil.


Brazil come again but Kaka is unable to steer his shot on target.


Claudio Bravo turns Gilberto Silva's long-range drive away for another corner that comes to nothing.


Chile defend well but Brazil have responded well to their opponents' early pressure.


Maicon wins a corner for Brazil as Dunga's side bounce back well.


Brazil break quickly but Luis Fabiano's effort is neither a shot nor a cross and the danger subsides.


Chile have made the better start with Brazil unable to get hold of the ball.


Suazo decides to take a short corner, but it's the wrong option and Brazil clear their lines with ease.


Chile win an early corner that Humberto Hector Suazo will take.


None of the five South American teams have lost a game at this World Cup. That record will finally end tonight.


Chile, in all-white, get the match underway.

Awaiting Kickoff

Chile are without three suspended players. Marco Estrada was sent off against Spain, while defenders Waldo Ponce and Gary Medel received their second yellow cards of the tournament. However, Matias Fernandez and Carlos Carmona return after bans.

Awaiting Kickoff

Kaka is back for Brazil after being suspended for the grim goalless draw with Portugal while Robinho is also restored to the starting line-up.

Awaiting Kickoff

Five-times winners Brazil were mundane in the group stage while Chile impressed many observers with their bright, attacking football, although they've also picked up a lot of bookings and a red card along the way.

Awaiting Kickoff

One South American team will finally depart South Africa as Brazil face Chile at Ellis Park.