Brazil (1 (3) - 1 (2)) Chile

Home Town Team Kicks Off South American Saturday (UPDATE: Brazil Barely Hangs On)


Brazil hopes to advance.

UPDATE: It took 120 minutes and three penalty kicks for Brazil to finally eke out a win over Chile, beating them with three penalty kicks to two. Brazil will face another South American rival – Colombia – in the quarterfinals on Friday, July 4.

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And so the knockout round begins! In the first Round of 16 matchup, Brazil takes on Chile in a South American Saturday at the World Cup (Colombia and Uruguay play in the day’s second match). Can the home town team keep their momentum going, and continue their march to the Cup? The action starts at 12 PM ET (4 PM UTC).

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