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CHILE

Chile beat better known rivals Argentina and Uruguay to be the second South American team in the Olympics. This is some information about their better players:

 

Name : Pablo Contreras

Position : Defender

Date of birth : 11/9/78

Team : Monaco (France)

Notes : Chosen as outstanding defender in 1997 South American U-20 Championship despite not qualifying for

 World Youth Cup. Won Chile league with Colo Colo at age of 19.

 

Name : David Pizarro

Position : Midfielder

Date of birth : 10/9/79

Team : Udinese (Italy)

Notes : At 1999 South American U-20 Championship he impressed for Chile and Udinese bought him for 1.2

 million. Made debut in February 1999 for Chile and has been a regular since.

 

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