Chile defeats Bolivia 2-0 in World Cup qualifying

Charles Aranguiz scored in first-half injury time and Arturo

Vidal added another in the second half to lead Chile to a 2-0

victory over Bolivia in South American World Cup qualifying on


Aranguiz broke into the area and took advantage of poor

defending to slot home from 12 meters (yards). Vidal got his in the

84th on a 20-meter (yard) strike.

Bolivia was reduced to 10 men after Luis Gutierrez was sent off

in the 54th for a straight red card.

Bolivia remained last in qualifying.

The three points are critical for Chile, which won in the thin

air of La Paz at 3,600 meters (11,800 feet). Most teams struggle at

the altitude.


Bolivia: Daniel Vaca, Luis Gutierrez, Christian Vargas, Ronald

Rivero, Luis Mendez, Walter Flores, Jhasmany Campos (Rudy Cardozo,

56), Alejandro Chumacero, Pablo Escobar (Alvides Pena, 74), Juan

Carlos Arce, Ricardo Pedriel (Augusto Andaveris, 69).

Chile: Claudio Bravo, Pablo Contreras, Osvaldo Gonzales, Jose

Rojas, Charles Aranguiz (Braulio Leal, 87), Marcelo Dias, Arturo

Vidal, Eugenio Mena, Matias Fernandez (Luis Pedro Figueroa, 75),

Alexis Sanchez, Humberto Suazo (Eduardo Vargas, 77).