World Cup Group B game between Chile and Australia at Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba, on Friday June 13, 2014. Chile come into this World Cup with many tipping them to be dark horses in a tough group which contains 2010’s finalists. Their first group game sees them pitted against an Australia side who will be determined to prove their critics wrong and show that they are not simply going to be Group B’s whipping boys.
Chile may well fancy their chances in the group, especially if the Netherlands' defence starts to look shaky, so they will be doing everything they can to take maximum points from their opening game here.
They have been on decent goalscoring form in their two warm-up games against, the admittedly weaker, Egypt and Northern Ireland, and they will take encouragement from that particularly against Australia.
The Socceroos have struggled in their warm-up games, although they have played teams of a decent enough standard. A draw with South Africa and defeat to Croatia is not ideal, and they will need to do better going forward in particular.
Arturo Vidal, one of the key men in the Chile midfield, could miss the clash with inflammation on the knee but Australia could be boosted by the fitness of midfielder Mark Bresciano, who could well start.
Possible starting lineups
Chile: Bravo; Medel, Jara, Albornoz; Isla, Diaz, Gutierrez, Beausejour; Aranguiz, Sanchez, Vargas
Australia: Ryan; Franjic, Spiranovic, Wilkinson, Davidson; Milligan, Jedinak, Bresciano; Leckie, Cahill, Oar