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Chile holds out hope for Juve star Vidal
by Paul Kennedy, May 13th, 2014 7:06PM

TAGS:  world cup 2014


[WORLD CUP 2014] Like Colombia with Fadamel Falcao, Chile faces an anxious wait to see if Juventus star Arturo Vidal recovers from knee injury. He was included in La Roja's provisional roster even though he underwent knee surgery last week.

Coach Jorge Sampaoli included Swedish-born newcomer Miiko Albornoz in his squad that will prepare at home for the World Cup with matches against Egypt and Northern Ireland.

Chile Roster (30 Players):
Goalkeepers: Claudio Bravo (Real Sociedad/SPA), Johnny Herrera (Univ. de Chile), Paulo Garces (O'Higgins), Cristopher Toselli (Univ. Catolica).
Defenders: Gary Medel (Cardiff City/WAL), Gonzalo Jara (Nott. Forest/ENG), Mauricio Isla (Juventus/ITA), Eugenio Mena (Santos/MEX), Marcos Gonzalez (Union Espanola), Enzo Andia (Univ. Catolica), Jose Rojas (Univ. de Chile).
Midfielders: Arturo Vidal (Juventus/ITA), Jorge Valdivia (Palmeiras/BRA), Miiko Albornoz (Malmo/SWE), Marcelo Diaz (FC Basel/SWI), Felipe Gutierrez (Twente/NED), Rodrigo Millar (Atlas/MEX), Jose Pedro Fuenzalida (Colo Colo), Pedro Pablo Hernandez (O'Higgins), Matias Fernandez (Fiorentina/ITA), Francisco Silva (Osasuna/SPA), Charles Aranguiz (Internacional/BRA), Carlos Carmona (Atalanta/ITA), Jean Beausejour (Wigan/ENG).
Forwards: Alexis Sanchez (Barcelona/SPA), Esteban Paredes (Colo Colo), Eduardo Vargas (Valencia/SPA), Gustavo Canales (Union Espanola), Mauricio Pinilla (Cagliari/ITA), Fabian Orellana (Celta/SPA).

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