Friday, June 25, 2010

Spain vs Chile Time and Live Score: World Cup Football 2010

Spain and Chile are going to face each other in a crucial Group H fixture on 25 June at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria. Chile, leading the point table with 6 points, now needs just a point from this showdown, while Spain, in the second place with 3 points, would like to win the affair in their bid to progress to the second round.


The match begins at 18:30 GMT and 20:30 local time. Football fans can watch the match on TV in Spain from 20:30 and in Chile from 14:30. In the US, the match starts in New York time at 14:30 and California time at 11:30.

Live Score

To get the live updates of the match, visit the following website link:

Spain got off to a shocking start in the campaign with a 1-0 humiliating defeat at the hands of Switzerland, but the Spaniards kept their hopes alive with a 2-0 victory over Honduras in the second match. Now, they are level on 3 points with Switzerland who are going to face Honduras in their final group game. So, there is a very good chance for Switzerland to make it to the next round with a victory over Honduras.

Following two victories over Honduras and Switzerland, Chile would be happy with a draw with Spain, but the Spaniards can not even think of anything less than a victory because a victory for Switzerland would earn them 3 more points, and thus, taking their point tally to 6. In that case, any result other than a win would knock Spain out of the tournament.

Even a victory over Chile would not ensure Spain’s qualification to the next round. If both Switzerland and Spain win their respective matches tonight, then Spain, Chile and Switzerland would all be equal at 6 points. However, goal difference of all three sides would also be equal, if Spain and Switzerland win their respective matches with one goal margin.

In that case, Spain would have an edge over Chile and Switzerland, but the tie between Switzerland and Chile would still not be broken. However, Chile would then progress as they defeated Switzerland in their group match.

So, there are many mathematical complications that could come into effect to decide who would reach the Round of 16 from Group H. However, Spain and Chile would not like to go through all these things; rather they would like to finish off things by their own. Chile would be desperate to win a point from the match, while Spain would not leave any stone unturned to win the match with a bigger margin so that even a Switzerland victory over Honduras can not come in their way to the knock out stage.

Spain has a number of star players including Xavi, Xabi Alonso, David Villa, Fernando Torres, David Silva, Cesc Fàbregas, Andrés Iniesta, Carles Puyol and some others. There is a doubt if coach Vicente del Bosque would feature Torres in the starting line up following his poor performance in the previous game against Honduras. However, David Villa, David Silva, Xavi, Alonso and Ramos pose enough threat for Chile.

Chile also has some quality players in Humberto Suazo, Alexis Sánchez, Arturo Vidal, Mauricio Isla and Claudio Bravo. They showed they have it what it takes to win matches at this level. So, Chile also poses considerable amount of threat for Spain.

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