Chile gave up way too many goals in the qualifying round, and the prospect of a match against the high-scoring Spaniards is scary. The defense will need to be at its best against the Swiss and the Hondurans.
Plenty of offense and a skilled tactician in Bielsa should be enough to get Chile to the knockout round. The schedule helps: A win over Honduras in the first game sets up a chance to advance against Switzerland. (It's unlikely that Chile can outscore Spain.) But if La Roja is to earn further glory in the following stage, Chupete will have to provide more magic than usual.