10 interesting stats ahead of Chile vs Australia

1 – Australia have only ever kept 1 clean sheet in their 10 previous World Cup matches. That came in a 0-0 draw with Chile back in 1974.  They have conceded 17 goals in their other 9 games.

1.56 – Chile averaged the highest average goals against per game during qualifying amongst the 32 nations competing in Brazil.  They did manage 5 clean sheets in their 16 qualifiers though.

4 – Chile saw four players sent off in qualifying – more than any other nation to reach the tournament in Brazil. Gary Medel, Pablo Contreras, Arturo Vidal and Carlos Carmona were all shown their marching orders.

5 – Australia head coach Ange Postecoglou has been in charge the shortest of the 32 bosses competing in the 2014 World Cup. He has only taken charge for 5 matches, all of them friendlies.

6 – Chile’s 6 defeats in qualification was more than any other nation competing at the 2014 World Cup suffered.

7 – Australia’s last eight World Cup matches have seen 7 red cards. Four of these were for the Socceroos.

17 – Chile has won only two of their last 17 World Cup matches. Both of these came four years ago in beating Honduras and Switzerland 1-0. They had previously gone four World Cups without a victory although did reach the round of 16 in France ’98 with three group stage draws.

30 – Chile have conceded 30 goals in their last 17 World Cup matches, scoring only 14.

62 – Australia are the lowest-ranked nation in the FIFA World Rankings competing in the 2014 World Cup.  Chile are ranked 14th in this system, the lowest amongst the five South American nations competing in Brazil 2014.

409 – Australia have the second-most inexperienced squad at international level competing at this World Cup, with only 409 caps to their name amongst the 23 players.