FIFA RANKING - June 2018

FIFA / Men's top 20 - last rankings released 7 June 2018

13 Jun 2018
BALLON D’OR - PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2015 - Toure on list

Yaya Toure is on the 23-man Ballon d'Or shortlist.

25 Oct 2015
U-17 WORLD CUP 2015 - Nigeria - GROUP STAGE - the Golden Eaglets' Nigeria advance to last 16

Reigning champions Nigeria thrashed hosts Chile 5:1 to book their place in the last 16.

22 Oct 2015
U-17 WORLD CUP 2015 - Pressure to win nothing new to African sides

Four nations will represent Africa at the Fifa Under-17 World Cup finals in Chile.

19 Oct 2015
2014 WORLD CUP - DAY 16 - LAST SIXTEEN - BRAZIL VS CHILE 3:2 - advanced on penalties

28th June 2014

Brazil vs Chile 3:2 

Hosts Brazil knock Chile out of the 2014 Fifa World Cup in the second round with a 3:2 win on penalties.

28 Jun 2014
2014 WORLD CUP - LAST-SIXTEEN - Matches and Teams out

Teams who have reached the round of the last sixteen

27 Jun 2014
2014 WORLD CUP - DAY 12 - GROUP B - Netherlands vs Chile 2:0

Netherlands vs Chile 2:0

23 Jun 2014
2014 WORLD CUP - DAY 07 - GROUP B - SPAIN vs CHILE 0:2

Spain vs Chile 0:2

18 Jun 2014
2014 World Cup - day 02 - Group B - Chile vs Australia 3:1

Chile started their World Cup campaign with a win over Australia.

Chile vs Australia 3:1

13 Jun 2014
2014 WORLD CUP - DAY 02 - Group A & Group B - preview

Group A: 
Cameroon vs Mexico 
Group B:
Spain vs Netherlands -:-
Chile vs Australia -:-

13 Jun 2014

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 5/2014

Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a Castilian-culturing South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south. 

Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands of Juan Fernández, Salas y Gómez, Desventuradas, and Easter Island in Oceania. Chile also claims about 1,250,000 square kilometres (480,000 sq mi) of Antarctica, although all claims are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty.

Chile's northern desert contains great mineral wealth, principally copper. The relatively small central area dominates in terms of population and agricultural resources, and is the cultural and political center from which Chile expanded in the late 19th century when it incorporated its northern and southern regions. 

Southern Chile is rich in forests and grazing lands, and features a string of volcanoes and lakes. The southern coast is a labyrinth of fjords, inlets, canals, twisting peninsulas, and islands.

Spain conquered and settled Chile in the mid-16th century effectively replacing Inca rule in northern and central Chile but failed to conquer the independent Mapuche that inhabited south-central Chile. 

After declaring its independence from Spain in 1818, Chile emerged in the 1830s as a relatively stable authoritarian republic. In the 19th century, Chile saw significant economic and territorial growth ending Mapuche resistance in the 1880s and gaining its current northern territory in the War of the Pacific (1879-83) after defeating Peru and Bolivia.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the country experienced severe left-right political polarization and turmoil. This development culminated with the 1973 Chilean coup d'état that overthrew Salvador Allende's left-wing government and instituted a 16-year-long right-wing military dictatorship that left more than 3,000 people dead or missing. 

The dictatorship headed by Augusto Pinochet ended in 1990 after it lost a referendum in 1988 and was succeeded by a centre-left coalition which ruled through four presidencies until 2010. Chile is today one of South America's most stable and prosperous nations. 

It leads Latin American nations in rankings of human development, competitiveness, income per capita, globalization, state of peace, economic freedom, and low perception of corruption. It also ranks high regionally in sustainability of the state, and democratic development.

Chile is a founding member of the United Nations, the Union of South American Nations and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.


Republic of Chile

"Por la razón o la fuerza" (Spanish)
"By reason or force" 

National Anthem of Chile

Capital and largest city:
Santiago (33°26′S 70°40′W)

National language:


Unitary presidential constitutional republic

National Congress
• Upper house:

• Lower house:
Chamber of Deputies

Independence from Spain

First Government Junta:
18 September 1810 
12 February 1818 
25 April 1844 

Current constitution:
11 September 1980 

• Total: 756,096.3 km2 (38th) 291,930.4 sq mi
• Water (%): 1.07b

Population: 2014 estimate 17,772,871 (62nd) - 2012 census 16,341,929 
Density: 22/km2 (194th) 56/sq mi

GDP (PPP): 2013 estimate
• Total: $335.579 billion (43rd)
• Per capita: $19,067 (55th)

Currency: Peso (CLP)
Time zone: 
• CLT and EASTc (UTC−4 and −6) - Summer (DST)
• CLST and EASST (UTC−3 and −5)
Drives on the right
Calling code: +56
ISO 3166 code: CL
Internet TLD: .cl