Brazil vs Chile: History favours Brazil

Brazil have won all three previous World Cup fixtures against Chile.

The Samba Kings clinched top spot in Group A but their performances have not been as eye-catching so far as many would have anticipated. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

SAO PAULO - History is on the side of Brazil tonight ahead of their round of 16 clash against Chile.

It's the first match of the knockout stages.

Brazil have won all three previous World Cup fixtures against Chile, all of which have been in the knockout stages of the tournament, back in 1962, 1998 and most recently in 2010.

The 2014 goals average after the group stage compared with previous World Cups. Picture: AFP

The Samba Kings clinched top spot in Group A but their performances have not been as eye-catching so far as many would have anticipated.

Boy wonder Neymar has lived up to the hype, scoring four goals, putting him on joint top of the golden boot standings alongside Thomas Muller and Lionel Messi.

Chile will be looking to upset the Brazilian party and will welcome back Arturo Vidal after he was rested against the Netherlands.

EWN's Marc Lewis takes a look back at some of the highs and lows, as well as what to look forward to over the next two weeks leading up to the final in Rio de Janeiro.

Colombia and Uruguay will play in tonight's late match, the second of the round of 16 ties.

The second all South American affair, will of course, be missing Luis Suarez after his ban imposed by Fifa.

Colombia are bidding to reach the quarter-finals for the first time but will have to dispose of an emotional Uruguay.

One wonders how the mood in the squad is after the Luis Suarez banning. With the Liverpool man absent and Edinson Cavani are expected to lead the attack.

The rest of the team will have to be on its best behaviour with five players on yellow cards: Fernando Muslera, Diego Lugano, Diego Godín, Walter Gargano, Egidio Arévalo Rios and Martin Cáceres - are all one card away from missing the quarter-finals if Uruguay progress.

While Colombia's Mario Yepes should be fit after suffering a hamstring strain.

The match kicks off at 10pm.

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