Chile | The Daily Star
  • Holders Chile thrash Japan

    Chile began their Copa America defence in emphatic fashion with a thumping 4-0 win over tournament guests Japan on Monday with Manchester United misfit Alexis Sanchez scoring for the first time in five months.

  • Damage done by a landslide

    5 killed in Chile mudslide

    A mudslide tears through a small village in southern Chile near a popular national park, leaving five people dead and at least 15 missing after a night of torrential downpours, authorities say.

  • Chile's 'warrior' Vidal backtracks over retirement

    Arturo Vidal produces a 180-degree turn insisting he is a "warrior" who would "never abandon" Chile, just hours after seemingly announcing his retirement.

  • Bravo heroics dumps Ronaldo's Portugal

    Claudio Bravo is Chile's hero on Wednesday as they beat Portugal 3-0 in a penalty shoot-out in the Confederations Cup semifinals.

  • Germany up against Mexico; Chile to face Portugal

    Timo Werner nets twice as Germany set up a Confederations Cup semifinal against Mexico with a 3-1 win on Sunday against 10-man Cameroon.

  • Sanchez breaks Chile record in Germany draw

    Alexis Sanchez becomes Chile's all-time leading scorer with an early goal in their 1-1 draw against Germany at the Confederations Cup on Thursday.

  • Wenger hopes Chile avoid 'suicidal' risk with Sanchez

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Chile will be taking a "suicidal" risk if they select Alexis Sanchez for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Uruguay as playing the winger could aggravate his hamstring injury.

  • Arsenal's Sanchez out of Chile qualifier

    Arsenal midfielder Alexis Sanchez has suffered a muscle injury and will miss Chile's World Cup qualifier against Colombia, the Chilean Football Federation says.

  • Bauza reveals Messi talks

    Argentina head coach Edgardo Bauza says he advised Lionel Messi to block out the "idiots" prior to the Barcelona superstar

  • ‘Messi not as good as Maradona or Di Stefano’

    Retired Italian football coach Arrigo Sacchi claims Lionel Messi, while “the best player in the world today”, is not the greatest Argentine to ever play the game.

  • ‘Retiring Messi has abandoned us’

    World Cup winner and Brazil legend Ronaldo feels "abandoned" by Lionel Messi and hopes he reneges on his retirement from international football.

  • Psychology of Argentina's Messi relationship

    Like neurotic parents, Argentines swing from criticism to unconditional love for their star footballer Lionel Messi this week, providing the soccer-mad nation's many therapists with rich material for psychoanalysis.

  • Argentina begs Messi not to quit

    Argentine football legend Diego Maradona and the country's President Mauricio Macri urge Lionel Messi not to leave the national team despite his vow to quit after a humiliating defeat.

  • Sanchez crowned Copa's best

    Alexis Sanchez has been crowned the Copa America Centenario's best player after Chile won the tournament for the second successive year.

  • ‘More Argentina players may retire’

    Sergio Aguero and other Argentina players could follow the lead of captain Lionel Messi and retire from international football after losing the final of the Copa America on penalties to Chile for the second straight year.

  • WATCH: Messi in tears after Copa America defeat

    Lionel Messi cut a deeply dejected figure after his miss in the penalty shootout contributed to Argentina's defeat by Chile in the Copa America final.

  • Can Messi end drought?

    Chile face Argentina in Sunday's Copa America final for the right to call themselves South America's dominant team but perhaps an even bigger question for football fans the world over regards whether Lionel Messi can finally win a major international title.

  • Di Maria in serious doubt for final

    Angel Di Maria looks set to miss out on the Copa America Centenario final against Chile after the Argentina star suffered a recurrence of his adductor injury.

  • Chile storm thru'

    Chile storm into the Copa America final beating Colombia 2-0 in a weather-disrupted semi-final that took more than four hours to complete.

  • June 27: Chile’s tryst with destiny against Argentina

    Chile beat Colombia 2-0 in the Copa America semi-final and will face Argentina in Sunday's final after surviving a tumultuous match in Chicago that was halted for more than two hours due to a torrential rain storm.

  • Lionel Messi, Argentina, Venezuela,  Copa America, Barcelona, Chile, Mexico, Copa semi-final, Alexis Sanchez, Arturo Vidal,Manchester United, Gonzalo Higuain, Eduardo Varga, Messi sets record for Argentina

    [WATCH] Messi equals record as Argentina, Chile advance

    Argentina and Chile advance to the semi-finals of the Copa America with Chile beating Mexico 7-0 and Lionel Messi getting a goal in Argentina's 4-1 win over Venezuela to equal his country's all-time scoring record.

  • Sanchez double leads Chile into quarters

    Alexis Sanchez and Eduardo Vargas both score twice as Chile advance to the quarter-finals of the Copa America Centenario on Tuesday with a 4-2 victory over Panama.

  • Chile win on last-gasp penalty

    Chile has a controversial 101st-minute penalty to thank for Friday's 2-1 win over Bolivia as the side's Copa America Centenario campaign is re-ignited in Group D.

  • Back injury keeps Messi out of training

    Lionel Messi is subjected to individual exercises once more on Tuesday as he continues his recovery from the back injury that ruled him out of Argentina's 2-1 Copa America win over Chile.

  • Pitbull plays over Chile anthem

    Chile's players and fans had to compete with the music of rapper Pitbull, as it was played over the final bars of their national anthem before a Copa America match against Argentina.

  • Argentina down Chile sans Messi

    Argentina shrug off the injury absence of Lionel Messi to launch their Copa America Centenario campaign with a 2-1 defeat of defending champions Chile.

  • Messi trains alone ahead of Argentina's opener

    Lionel Messi trains alone on Saturday as Argentina continue their preparations for their Copa America Centenario opener against Chile.

  • Argentina, Chile face rematch

    Lionel Messi and Argentina are given a chance for revenge after being drawn against reigning Copa America champions Chile in the group stage for this summer's special centenary edition of the tournament.

  • Pacific nations sign TPP trade deal

    The Trans Pacific Partnership, one of the biggest multinational trade deals ever, is signed by ministers from its 12 member nations in New Zealand.

  • 6.9-magnitude quake hits off Chile; no damage reported

    A strong earthquake strikes in the Pacific off central Chile, but authorities say there are no reports of injuries or serious damage.