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Palmeiras' Jorge Valdivia: Chile win is the 'new Maracanazo'

Valdivia has been at Palmeiras for six years in total
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Palmeiras midfielder Jorge Valdivia has claimed that Chile's 2-0 victory over world champions Spain- which knocked the defending winners out of the 2014 World Cup- was on a par with Uruguay's famous win over Brazil in the 1950 tournament.

Chile ensured a passage into the second round of this year's competition with an assured win at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro and Valdivia told lancenet.com: "The tatse is good for the win, but it must go further."

"We beat the current world champions. Unfortunately we cannot relax. Tomorrow we have to train for Holland and are already thinking about that game. I think people who are in Chile enjoyed a new Maracanazo."

Valdivia is no stranger to Brazilian stadia, having played for Palmeiras between 2006 ans 2008 and again from 2010 to the present day.

The South Americans play Netherlands on Monday afternoon (1700 GMT) at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, with the winners likely to avoid the prospect of facing hosts Brazil in the second round.

 
 

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