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Arturo Vidal in Chile squad for World Cup Qualifiers

Chile have two massive games coming up.

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Arturo Vidal was called up for Chile's two upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Argentina and Venezuela. The midfielder will make the long trip to South America to get with his country ahead of the two important matches.

After coming out of the gates strong in qualifying with wins over Brazil and Peru, Chile stumbled in their next two matches. A draw against Colombia and a crushing defeat to Uruguay means that Chile is currently five points behind table topping Ecuador.

If Chile can take all three points against Argentina, they'll put five points between them and likely sending the Argentinians into panicked spell heading into this summer's Copa America Centenario. Their other opponent Venezuela, sit at the bottom of the table with zero points.

Chile will host Argentina on March 24 before visiting Venezuala on March 28. They currently sit fifth in CONMEBOL's ten team World Cup Qualifying.

Full Squad

Goalkeepers: Claudio Bravo (Barcelona), Johnny Herrera (Universidad de Chile), Crstopher Toselli (Universidad Catolica)

Defenders: Miiko Albornoz (Hannover 96), Felipe Campos (Palestino), Paulo Diaz (San Lorenzo), Mauricio Isla (Marseille), Gonzalo Jara (Universidad de Chile), Gary Medel (Internazionale), Eugenio Mena (Sao Paulo), Enzo Roco (Espanyol)

Midfielders: Jean Beausejour (Colo-Colo), Marcelo Diaz (Celta), Matias Fernandez (Fiorentina), Felipe Gutierrez (Twente), Fernando Meneses (Veracruz), Bryan Rabello (Santos Laguna), Francisco Silva (Chiapas), Arturo Vidal (Bayern Munich)

Forwards: Nicolas Castillo (Universidad Catolica), Angelo Henriquez (Dinamo Zagreb), Fabian Orellana (Celta), Mauricio Pinilla (Atalanta), Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal), Jeisson Vargas (Universidad Catolica)

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