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Arguably the hardest to call of all the knockout round matches, the first game pits the hosts Brazil against their South American neighbours Chile.
Brazil entered the tournament as early favourites, however they’ve had things far from their own way. A highly controversial win in their opener against Croatia was followed by a frustrating draw with Mexico, before they finally appeared to find their rhythm with a 4-1 victory over a poor Cameroon side.
However, Chile are likely to provide arguably their sternest test yet. One of the reasons this World Cup was so eagerly anticipated was the lack of a clear favourite, which many saw as opening the door to a number of dark horses. Of those, Chile have performed the best, comprehensively knocking holders Spain out and comfortably beating Australia.
If Brazil play to the level they’re capable of, they should have too much for Chile. However, it’s very tough to write off Jorge Sampaoli’s team, particularly if Brazil find themselves toiling under the weight of expectation again.