Coach: Marcelo Bielsa

Key Player: Alexis Sanchez

World Cup record: Seven appearances

World Ranking: 15

Group H Schedule:
16 June – Honduras v Chile
21 June – Chile v Switzerland
25 June – Chile v Spain

Who is going to partner Humberto Suazo up front? Recent form would suggest Udinese's Alexis Sanchez should get the nod but Fabian Orellana and Juan Beausejour have both staked their claims for a place in Bielsa's starting line-up.

Jorge Valdivia is the best bet to play the creative role behind the strikers but that might mean relegating the mercurial Matias Fernandez to the bench. Gary Medel is certain to start in the heart of the defence but all the other places are up for grabs.

Waldo Ponce may partner Medel but PAOK's Pablo Contreras and West Bromwich Albion's Gonzalo Jara are in with good chances.
Valdivia, known as 'El Mago' (The Magician), has the talent and inventiveness to turn any game on its head, as long as he can keep his discipline. At the other end of the pitch, the combative Medel, nicknamed 'Pitbull', is emerging as the best Chilean defender of his generation.

Provisional Squad:

Claudio Bravo (Real Sociedad), Miguel Pinto (Universidad de Chile), Luis Marin (Union Espanola); Roberto Cereceda (Colo Colo), Pablo Contreras (PAOK), Ismael Fuentes (Universidad Catolica), Mauricio Isla (Udinese), Gary Medel (Boca Juniors), Gonzalo Jara (West Brom), Waldo Ponce (Universidad Catolica), Arturo Vidal (Bayer Leverkusen); Charles Aranguiz (Colo Colo), Carlos Carmona (Reggina), Marco Estrada (Universidad de Chile), Matias Fernandez (Sporting Lisbon), Gonzalo Fierro (Flamengo), Jose Pedro Fuenzalida (Colo Colo), Manuel Iturra (Universidad de Chile), Rodrigo Millar (Colo Colo), Pedro Morales (Dinamo Zagreb), Rodrigo Tello (Besiktas), Jorge Valdivia (Al-Ain), Jaime Valdes (Atalanta); Jean Beausejour (America), Mark Gonzalez (CSKA Moscow), Hector Mancilla (Toluca), Fabian Orellana (Xerez), Esteban Paredes (Colo Colo), Alexis Sanchez (Udinese), Humberto Suazo (Real Zaragoza)