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Inter Milan attacker Alexis Sanchez could be out for three months with an injury suffered in a friendly international against Colombia.
Peru stunned defending champions Chile 3-0 to reach the final of the Copa America for the first time in 44 years.
Champions Chile maintained their hopes of a third straight Copa America victory after beating Colombia on penalties on Friday to reach the semi-finals.
Colombia midfielder Mateus Uribe insisted on Wednesday he was happy with the quarter-final draw that pits his in-form side against reigning champions Chile at the Copa America.
Fireworks could be in store when reigning champions Chile and record 15-time winners Uruguay meet at the Copa America.
It's been an annus horribilis and a half for Chile's iconic leader Alexis Sanchez, who is known as the "Nino Maravilla" - wonder-kid - in his homeland.
Chile has joined a coalition of South American countries planning to bid for the 2030 Soccer World Cup.
The defending champion, the United States Eagles have routed host Chile 71-8 to kick off the Americas Rugby Championship.
Arturo Vidal says he is retiring from international football with his "soul crushed" after Chile failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals.
Holders Chile stunned Argentina to win the Copa America Centenario in a penalty shoot-out as Lionel Messi's title curse struck again.
Lionel Messi was harshly sent off as Argentina secured third place at the Copa America with victory over Chile.
"All you need is love" sung the Beatles and according to Chile coach Reinaldo Rueda, that's what's been missing from Alexis Sanchez's game.
Colombia coach Carlos Queiroz said champions Chile will be the "favourites" in their Copa America quarter-final.
Chile coach Reinaldo Rueda faces a Copa America dilemma on Monday: either rest star forward Alexis Sanchez, or go all-out for top spot in Group C.
Eduardo Vargas scored twice as Chile launched the defense of their Copa America crown with an emphatic 4-0 defeat of Japan in Sao Paulo.
Sweden scored two late goals to beat Chile 2-0 on Tuesday after a long hold-up in their women's World Cup match in Rennes because of a violent storm.
Joaquin Prada and Diego Magno scored tries to spark Uruguay over Chile to take the lead of the Americas Rugby Championship.
Chileans welcomed the end of the Alexis Sanchez transfer saga after he announced he had become a Manchester United player.
Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi took great pride in steering his country to victory in Sunday's Copa America final.
Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi has a plan in place to shackle Lionel Messi as they prepare to face Argentina in the Copa America.
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