The golden generation of Chilean football

South American football is usually dominated by Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. You can now sign up at 1xBet – any sport betting sites Pakistan can be used in order to wager on football tournaments celebrated in those countries.

Other nations in this part of the world constantly fight to be the fourth-biggest team in the region. One of them is Chile. This country knows about highs and lows when it comes to football. Their best participation ever in a FIFA World Cup took place in 1962. The tournament was played in Chile, and the home team secured a historic third place. Punters can make any sports betting on the 1xBet Pakistan sites whenever the Chilean team is about to play.


A new generation of players who started to emerge in 2007 promised to take Chile to whole new levels.

A great year 2007

This new generation of Chilean footballers started to make it into the news in 2007. On that year, the Chilean U-20 national team had a fantastic performance in the U-20 South American Championship of that year. This also helped them to qualify to the U-20 FIFA World Cup of that year. Whenever these youth competitions are played you can place live bet on 1xBet on all their matches.


Some of the names that were part of that team included:


  • Alexis Sánchez;
  • Gary Medel;
  • and Arturo Vidal.


The team was third at the U-20 FIFA World Cup of that year. At the same time, the senior national side was struggling with a lot of problems, and a new generation was urgently needed. Right now, on the 1xBet website you can place a live bet on all matches of the Chilean national side.

Bigger challenges

Names like Sánchez, Medel and Vidal were ready to become the new leaders of the senior national football squad. Their first challenge was to try to secure a place in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. After an almost flawless campaign, Chile did one of their best qualifiers ever, which helped them to travel to South Africa. The website offers great lottery games that can be explored before the next FIFA World Cup match.


The team was eliminated in the round of 16 of that World Cup. In 2014, the squad also qualified to participate in the FIFA World Cup of that year. They were eliminated by the home team, Brazil, also in the round of 16. However, the Brazilians could do this only after a penalty shoot-out.


The biggest achievements for this generation of Chilean players finally came in 2015 and 2016. In both years they won the Copa América, which were the first titles for the senior Chilean national squad. Additionally, in 2017, they also were the runners-up of the 2017 edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup. Whenever a major FIFA competition is taking place, you can go to the 1xBet website and wager on all its matches and teams.