Spain vs. Chile: Simulating Vital Group B World Cup Match Using FIFA 14

Spain's Xavi Hernandez attends a press conference the day before the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Arena Ponte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014.  (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
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Nick AkermanFeatured ColumnistJune 18, 2014

Spain currently sit bottom of Group B after receiving a sound thrashing during their opening World Cup match. Vicente del Bosque's side couldn't handle a rampant Netherlands team who inflicted a 5-1 revenge four years after Spain beat them in the South Africa final.

Things aren't scheduled to get any easier. Spain now face a Chile side who underwhelmed against Australia but managed to grab the win. Should the South Americans beat their Spanish rivals, the world champions will be heading home.

It is, as they say, the squeakiest of bum times for the 2010 victors. We aimed to get ahead of the curve with yet another FIFA 14 simulation, a result-producing mechanism that is only beaten in effectiveness by an Octopus who once lived in Germany.


Spain vs. Chile: FIFA 14 Highlights

Spain lost their opening match but a win during the second round could save their tournament. Where have we heard that before? A dominant display was rewarded with two goals in our sim, with key players such as Xavi and Andres Iniesta stepping up after the initial defeat.

Can they manage the same in real life? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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