Key Battles That Will Shape Brazil's Clash with Chile

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Key Battles That Will Shape Brazil's Clash with Chile
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Chile were unfortunate to finish as Group B runners-up, but after losing 2-0 to the Netherlands, Jorge Sampaoli's side deservedly take on Brazil on Saturday in assuredly the most difficult round-of-16 matchup they could have faced.

Luiz Felipe Scolari's men showed their signs of shakiness in the group stage, though, and having opened this summer's World Cup against Croatia, the Selecao will once again be one of the first teams in action for the second phase.

South American titans will clash at the Estadio Mineirao, with those signs shown during the pool stage setting the stage for what should be a thrilling affair of the highest order, with some of its key battles discussed ahead.

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