Chile's national soccer team players Claudio Bravo and Igor Lichnovsky deliver a news conference ahead of their Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier match against Ecuador. Carlos Parra/National Football Associaton (ANFP)
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After eight rounds of South America's marathon qualifying campaign, two-time Copa America champions Chile are languishing in seventh place, two points adrift of Ecuador in fifth.Despite being able to call upon the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Arturo Vidal and Claudio Bravo, Chile have stumbled from one setback to the next so far.Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi has recalled playmaker Jorge Valdivia following a 10-month exile while Bravo, Sanchez and Vidal are all expected to start at Quito's Estadio Olimpico Atahualpa, which is some 9,000 feet above sea level.Argentina's Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori meanwhile urged his teammates to beware the threat posed by Peru's veteran striker Paolo Guerrero, the 32-year-old Flamengo attacker who is his country's all-time leading scorer with 27 goals in 73 games.
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