In the CONMEBOL 2018 World Cup qualifiers, Chile will host Venezuela at the Estadio Nacional Julio Martinez Pradanos this Tuesday, March 28, 2017 (3:00 PM Pacific). Chile is still fighting for a spot in the 2018 World Cup, while Venezuela is the bottom team in this qualifying stage.
Chile is coming from a 1-0 loss to Argentina away from home where an early goal by Lionel Messi via a penalty proved to be the decider in the match. ‘La Roja’ is currently in sixth place in this qualifying stage with 20 points, only a point away from Colombia in fourth. Juan Antonio Pizzi was without Gary Medel or Arturo Vidal in the last match but will count with the pair for this match solidifying the midfield and defense for his team.
Alexis Sanchez was recently in the news for receiving a speeding ticket and was clearly bothered by the loss to Argentina, not shaking the Argentine player’s hands after Chile’s 1-0 defeat to ‘la abiceleste’. The Arsenal star needs to be focused for this match as anything other than a victory would be a failure for Chile in this match.
Venezuela has been the worst team in the CONMEBOL in this qualifying stage in last place with only six points. The ‘vinotinto’ is coming from a shocking result, having tied 2-2 to Peru, in a game where Peru came in as the favorites. Venezuela should not be able to pull a shocker here, having lost to Chile, 4-1 the first time the two teams met earlier in this qualifying stage. These CONMEBOL qualifiers are always contested encounters, however, Venezuela will not go down without a fight in this match.
How to Watch Chile vs Venezuela
The Chile vs Venezuela match will be broadcast this Tuesday, March 28 at 3:00 PM Pacific:
TV Schedule: beIN Sports En Espanol
Watch Live Online: Sling TV (Watch 7 Days Free), Fubo TV (Watch 7 Days Free)