Chile vs. Northern Ireland: 6 Things We Learned

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Chile vs. Northern Ireland: 6 Things We Learned
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Chile bade farewell to their countrymen with a 2-0 victory over Northern Ireland in Valparaiso on Wednesday in their final pre-World Cup friendly.

Northern Ireland defended deep and held out until the final quarter-hour, when goals from substitutes Eduardo Vargas and Mauricio Pinilla fired Chile to victory. It was a valuable, if largely frustrating, exercise for La Roja coach Jorge Sampaoli.

Here are six things we learned from Chile’s 2-0 win over Northern Ireland.

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