Football Chile celebrate victory over Australia. Photo: ANFP

Published on July 1st, 2014 | by John Lyons


The good, the bad and the ugly: Chile’s World Cup in numbers

Chile’s World Cup dreams ended in cruel fashion against Brazil at the weekend, but la Roja made their mark on the tournament.
Some statistics aren’t known, such as how many times Jorge Sampaoli marched up and down his technical area, but there are plenty to chew over:

52,212 – The distance, in metres, ran by marathon man Marcelo Díaz.

2 – The number of World Cups Jean Beausejour has scored in – South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014

16.4 million – The number of tweets when Chile played Brazil

3 – The penalties missed against Brazil (Mauricio Pinilla, Alexis Sánchez, Gonzalo Jara)

47,000 – The distance, in metres, ran by Charles Aránguiz

2 – The goals scored by Alexis Sánchez

85 – The number of Chilean fans detained by police after breaking into the press area before the Spain match.

72 – The number of hours those fans were given to leave the country

281 – The passes completed by defender Gary Medel

90.9 – The percentage completion rate of Gary Medel´s passes

2 – The penalties scored against Brazil (Charles Aránguiz, Marcelo Díaz)

6 – The number of players in the 23-man squad who didn’t play a minute (Johnny Herrera, Cristopher Toselli, Miiko Albornoz, José Pedro Fuenzalida, Fabián Orellana, Esteban Paredes)

2 – The number of times Chile hit the woodwork against Brazil (Mauricio Pinilla, Gonzalo Jara)

1 – The number of domestic league players who played in the World Cup (José Rojas)

560 – The number of buses damaged in Santiago in the celebrations after beating Spain

40 – The number of bus drivers attacked in those celebrations

388,985 – The number of tweets per minute when Gonzalo Jara missed his penalty.

6 – The goals scored by La Roja

1,850 – The passes completed by the team

77 – The percentage completion rate of the passes

235,086 – The number of fans that saw Chile’s four games

6 – The number of points Chile earned in Group B

1 – The match suspension given to Brazilian press officer Rodrigo Paiva for hitting Chile’s Mauricio Pinilla.

10,000 – The number of fans estimated to have welcomed the team back at La Moneda

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