Brazil starting XI: Julio Cesar, Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo, Fernandinho, Oscar, Luiz Gustavo, Hulk, Fred, Neymar
Chile starting XI: Bravo, Mena, Isla, Silva, Medel, Jara, Aranguiz, Dias, Sanchez, Vidal, Vargas
The first match of the World Cup knock-out stages could be an absolute belter, with hosts Brazil coming up against dark horses – and many a neutral’s favourite – Chile.
The way Alexis Sanchez, Arturo Vidal et al have been playing so far in this tournament, they have a realistic chance of beating Brazil and sending shockwaves through South America. But if the rest of the Brazilian side can take Neymar’s lead following the Barcelona man’s outstanding campaign to date, they should have too much for Chile.
Brazil have never lost at home to today’s opposition, who themselves were defeated 3-0 by this year’s hosts when they met in South Africa four years ago.
Then Chile were growing into an impressive team, but now they have blossomed, so expect a humdinger of a game to kick-off the last-16.
After his impressive showing in the final group game, Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho gets a start in place of Tottenham Hotspur's Paulinho, while Chelsea's Oscar and David Luiz both start.