Chilean national football team

The Chile national football team represents Chile in all major international football competitions and is controlled by the Federación de Fútbol de Chile which was established in 1895. The team is commonly referred to as La Roja (“The Red One”). They have appeared in nine World Cup tournaments and were hosts of the 1962 FIFA World Cup where they finished in third place, the highest position the country has ever achieved in the World Cup. They qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup on 15 October 2013 with a win against Ecuador. Since the mid to late 1960s, the Elo ratings ranks Chile among the 25 strongest football teams in the world. Despite never winning a professional international football tournament, the team is known for its consistency, having earned a top 4 result in 19 editions of the Copa America and coming as close as runners up 4 times.