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
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).