Brazil vs Chile, Starting Lineups, TV Schedule and World Cup Open Thread

The knockout round of the World Cup starts today, which means two things: (1) If you’re recording the games, be sure to add time for extra time and penalty kicks, and (2) prepare yourself for some nailbiting games.

With so much riding on the line, it’s possible that the next eight games will be more tense than usual, which means fewer goals. Let’s see if that holds true with the first of the Round of 16 matches with Brazil against Chile.

Where to watch –

For viewers keen to catch this game from USA, this is where they can tune in.

• English language: ABC and Watch ABC
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Referee –

Howard Webb (England)

Starting XI:

Brazil XI: Julio Cesar, Alves, David Luiz, Thiago Silva, Marcelo, Fernandinho, Luiz Gustavo, Hulk, Oscar, Neymar, Fred.

Chile XI: Bravo; Silva, Medel, Jara; Isla, Aranguiz, Diaz, Mena; Vidal; Sanchez, Vargas

SEE MORE — Everything you need to know about the World Cup.

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25 thoughts on “Brazil vs Chile, Starting Lineups, TV Schedule and World Cup Open Thread”

  1. Incredible atmosphere in the stadium today.

    For a small pocket of fans, the Chile supporters were extremely loud during the national anthems. Fair play to them.

  2. Watching the match on Bein Sports (Middle East), got to say the ESPN are doing a better job.

    They are using the Fifa audio feed for the commentary (no analysit). Although the studio is great with top names there, but again the commentary is horrible.

    1. Can’t agree with his call of hand ball on Fred. I know it’s an interpretation but on replay for me it hit his upper shoulder and for me that’s not a hand ball.

      1. Ok, so I was just watching bein sports “Express Xtra – Brazil” Ruud Gullit and gave a very good explanation of why it was a hand ball by Hulk.

        I was wrong.

  3. I’m surprised they don’t have the Japanese ref on duty today: should have been 3:1, game over by now.

    In all seriousness, magnificent job by Webb so far. Well done, Sir!

    And, also, Brazil are poor. They are really really poor. How are you going to win the World Cup with Hulk and Joe? They are a 2nd rate side, they really are.

    I hope their deserved ending is as early as today, come on Chile!

  4. As soon as the 90 minutes were up in the game, ABC ran commercials for 3 minutes while Univision continued its coverage without commercial interruption. Just saying.

    1. That’s because Spanish/Latin viewers and broadcasters have a different view of the WC vs US TV broadcasters.

      Plus I don’t know if Univision has an agreement with sponsors to not have commercials during breaks at times like end of 90?

  5. Gary Medel is giving a good showing at center back. Cardiff will be lucky to hold on to him in The Championship.

  6. This has been a challenging game with players going at each other but for me H. Webb hasn’t been as good as in the past. He’s gotten to involved in the game (part of the game).

    I know there are quite a few “English” fans and English folks here but I’ve seen HW better.

  7. Brazil totally unconvincing yet again. Even if they get by Chile they will not beat Columbia. Penalty shoot out coming up.

  8. Brazil are suffering from “Englanditis” – they are playing too tight. I can’t see them winning on penalties.

  9. Dear Brazil, regardless of what happens at the penalty shootout, you are awful!

    You do not deserve to advance, and your luck will run out, sooner or later!


  10. Such an awful side won’t win the World Cup. The luck is bound to run out, in face of such a complete lack of talent.

  11. Ceasar saved Brazil but I felt Chile was the better team overall today. But if you don’t win, you go home. Need to make those Pk’s.

    Such a shame Chile had to play Brazil in the Rd of 16. Would have liked to see Chile get deeper into WC.

  12. Brazil didn’t deserve the win but Chile should have won this in regular time if they continued to attack Brazil which they didn’t. They were playing for the penalty shootout which wasn’t the right strategy. Brazil were there for the taking.

    I can see Scolari making a few changes for the next match because the players he’s used thus far haven’t impressed much. I wouldn’t count out Brazil beating either Colombia or Uruguay in the quarter-final.

  13. If the World Cup wasn’t in Brazil they wouldn’t have been awarded the trophy before a ball had been kicked.
    Their midfield will get pulled apart by France or Germany assuming they beat the winner of COL/URU.

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