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(Grigory Dukor/Reuters)
Chile Sees Lead
Slip Away to Italy
Roberto Baggio, the goat of the 1994 World Cup for Italy, scored with six minutes left to give the Italians a 2-2 tie with Chile on Thursday. At left, Italy's Fabio Cann-
avaro contests a header by Chile's Javier Margas.

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World Cup Highlights

 Seventh appearance in World Cup finals
 Finished third in the 1962 World Cup when they were hosts
 Four-time finalists in the Copa America

First-Round Schedule

Day, Time (EDT) Opponent Site TV
Thursday, June 11, 11:30 a.m. Italy Bordeaux ESPN
Wed., June 17, 11:30 a.m. Austria Saint-Etienne ESPN
Tuesday, June 23, 10 a.m. Cameroon Nantes ESPN

Complete First-Round Schedule

Tentative Roster

Pos. Name Age Club
GK Marcelo Ramirez G. 32 Colo Colo
GK Nelson Tapia 32 Universidad Catolica
GK Carlos Tejas 23 Coquimbo
D Miguel Ramirez P. 27 Universidad Catolica
D Francisco Rojas 23 Colo Colo
D Ronald Fuentes 28 Universidad de Chile
D Cristian Castenada 29 Universidad de Chile
D Javier Margas 28 Universidad Catolica
D Pedro Reyes 25 Colo Colo
D Moises Villarroel 22 Wanderers
D Mauricio Aros 22 Universidad de Chile
M Nelson Parraguez 27 Universidad Catolica
M Fernando Cornejo 28 Cobreloa
M Jose Sierra 29 Colo Colo
M Luis Musrri 25 Universidad de Chile
M Clarence Acuna 23 Universidad de Chile
M Fabian Estay 31 Toluca
M Marcelo Vega 26 NY/NJ MetroStars
F Rodrigo Barrera 28 Universidad de Chile
F Marcelo Salas 23 River Plate
F Manuel Neira 30 Colo Colo
F Ivan Zamorano 31 Inter Milan

Road to France

Won Lost Tied GF GA
7 5 4 32 18
How Qualified: 4th place in CONMEBOL
Nov. 16, 1997Chile 3, Bolivia 0
Oct. 12, 1997Chile 4, Peru 0
Sept. 10, 1997Chile 1, Argentina 2
Aug. 20, 1997Uruguay 1, Chile 0
July 20, 1997Chile 2, Paraguay 1
July 6, 1997Chile 4, Colombia 1
June 8, 1997Ecuador 1, Chile 1
April 30, 1997Chile 6, Venezuela 0
Feb. 12, 1997Bolivia 1, Chile 1
Jan. 12, 1997Peru 2, Chile 1
Dec. 15, 1996Argentina 1, Chile 1
Nov. 12, 1996Chile 1, Uruguay 0
Oct. 9, 1996Paraguay 2, Chile 1
Sept. 1, 1996Colombia 4, Chile 1
July 7, 1996Chile 4, Ecuador 1
June 2, 1996Venezuela 1, Chile 1

Facts and Figures

Location: Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean and South Pacific Ocean, between Argentina and Peru
Population: 14.2 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Santiago
Comparative area: Slightly smaller than twice the size of Montana; more than 10 times as long as it is wide; stretches 2,650 miles from Peru in the north to the southern tip of the continent
Religions: Roman Catholic 89 percent, Protestant 11 percent
Landscape: Atacama Desert in the north is one of the driest places on earth; parts of the south are among the rainiest; towering Andes Mountains form Chile's eastern boundary.; fertile central valley

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