Chile head coach Jorge Sampaoli maned a preliminary list of candidates for the World Cup in Brazil.
The list includes 30 players , of which seven will fall off before the World Cup . The main stars of Chile are striker Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona and Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal. It should be noted that Vidal was called despite last week’s surgery on his right knee . The Chilean team still believe that their the 26-year-old player will be ready for World Cup this summer.
Chile will play in group B with the current champions, Spain, Netherlands and Australia .
30-man list of Chile
Goalkeepers: Claudio Bravo (Real Sociedad), Cristopher Toselli (Universidad Catolica), Johnny Herrera (Universidad de Chile), Paulo Garces (O’Higgins)
Defenders: Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest), Enzo Andia (Universidad Catolica), Jose Rojas (Universidad de Chile), Marcos Gonzalez (Union Espanola), Gary Medel (Cardiff City), Mauricio Isla (Juventus), Eugenio Mena (Santos) Miiko Albornoz (Malmo)
Midfielders: Francisco Silva (Osasuna), Felipe Gutierrez (Twente), Jose Pedro Fuenzalida (Colo Colo), Pablo Hernandez (O’Higgins), Marcelo Diaz (Basel), Arturo Vidal (Juventus), Carlos Carmona (Atalanta), Charles Aranguiz (Internacional), Jean Beausejour (Wigan), Matias Fernandez (Fiorentina), Jorge Valdivia (Palmeiras), Rodrigo Millar (Atlas)
Forwards: Esteban Paredes (Colo Colo), Gustavo Canales (Union Espanola), Eduardo Vargas (Valencia), Alexis Sanchez (Barcelona), Fabian Orellana (Granada), Mauricio Pinilla (Cagliari)