Chile celebrate after beating Argentina to win the 2016 Copa America title. Photo: Jason Szenes/EPA

Chile 0 Argentina 0 (Chile win 4-2 on penalties) This was to have been the match that sealed Lionel Messi’s legacy. The one that silenced the doubt(...)

Brazil’s players celebrate after winning the penalty shoot against  Chile at the  Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte. Photograph: EPA

Brazil 1 Chile 1 (aet, 1-1 after 90 mins. Brazil win 3-2 on penalties)The hosts survived and Chile had to suffer yet more World Cup heartbreak against(...)

Alexis Sanchez scored Chile’s opening goal of the World Cup in the 3-1 defeat of Australia at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba last Friday. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

The first week of this World Cup has seen events on and off the pitch conspire together for the perfect start.On the field the football has been attac(...)