10 interesting stats ahead of Spain vs Chile

1 – Spain lost their opening game of the 2010 World Cup against Switzerland but went on to become the first ever champions after losing their opener. Is their 5-1 drubbing by the Netherlands a good omen?

2 – Spain have won both previous meetings with Chile at the World. The first was a 2-0 win in 1950 and most recently was a 2-1 win in South Africa four years ago with David Villa scoring from long distance and Chile finishing the game with 10 men.

3 – The 5 goals Spain conceded versus the Netherlands in their opener means the defending champions have conceded more goals than they did in their 7 successful games

3 – Chile’s win over Australia was only their third in their last 18 matches in the World Cup.

4 – Spain’s 5-1 loss to the Netherlands is the heaviest loss suffered by a defending champion at the World Cup.

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 – In their opening game, Spain conceded 5+ goals in the World Cup for only the second time. The one previous occasion was a 6-1 drubbing at the hands of Brazil in 1950, also in Brazil.

7 – Alexis Sánchez has been involved in 7 of Chile’s last 8 goals (six assists, one goal).

31 – Chile have conceded 31 goals in their last 18 World Cup matches, scoring only 17.

155 – Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas is the most-capped player participating at the 2014 World Cup. He picked up cap number 155 on Friday in defeat to the Netherlands.

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