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As the Chile plays run out, here's Glenn Moore's take on that remarkable first-half...

What an extraordinary tournament this is shaping up to be. Chile are a good side, anyone who saw them play England and Germany last season will know that. But Spain would still be expected to beat them. This Spain is not, however, the one that has won a trio of titles. Confidence is low – it can happen to the best - and that is especially damaging to a team that is very technical and relies on one-touch passing. Nor does Diego Costa seem to be bedded into the team, the structure and philosophy does not suit him.

Consequently Spain have given the ball away too often, and lacked real threat. They have passed neatly and smartly in midfield but moves have broken down under pressure of Chile’s pressing. Chile, fleet of foot and mind themselves, scored a goal through the sweetness of their own passing and movement; then were gifted the opportunity to score a second by another Casillas error. Suddenly Vicente del Bosque’s loyalty in his captain, not a regular at Real Madrid for two seasons now, looks misplaced.
It is not over yet, but if Spain do come back it will be the stuff of champions. 


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