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Chile Loads Roster with Ten World Cup '98 Players

CHICAGO (Monday, February 15, 1999) - Chilean National Team head coach Nelson Acosta will bring ten players from the squad that competed in the 1998 World Cup to the United States for Sunday's full-international in Ft. Lauderdale. Heading this list is goalkeeper Nelson Tapia and central defender Ronald Fuentes, both of whom played every minute of Chile's '98 World Cup campaign. Following is a look at the Chilean National Team roster for the Feb. 21 full-international match (players in Chile's World Cup '98 squad are noted with an asterisk).

By comparison, the United States will only have three players from the 1998 World Cup in the squad -- defender Thomas Dooley, midfielder Chad Deering and forward Brian McBride.

Chile Men's National Team Roster
versus United States, February 21, 1999
Lockhart Stadium, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Name Pos. Birthdate Club
Marcelo Ramirez Gormaz* GK 5/29/69 Colo Colo
Nelson Tapia Rios* GK 9/22/66 Universidad Catolica
Mauricio Aros Bahamondez* D 3/9/76 Universidad de Chile
Pablo Contreras Fica D 11/11/78 Colo Colo
Ronald Fuentes Nunez* D 8/14/71 Universidad de Chile
Luis Fuentes Rodriguez D 6/14/71 Cobreola
Luis Mena Irarrazabal D 8/28/79 Colo Colo
Miguel Ramirez Perez* D 6/11/70 Universidad Catolica
Francisco Rojas Rojas* D 7/22/74 Colo Colo
Moises Villarroel Ayala* D 2/12/76 Santiago Wanderers
Clarence Acuna Donoso* M 2/8/75 Universidad de Chile
Roberto Cartes Contreras M 9/6/72 Argentina Juniors
Nelson Parraguez Riveros* M 4/5/71 Universidad Catolica
David Pizarro Cortez M 9/10/79 Santiago Wanderers
Christian Uribe Lara M 6/1/76 Colo Colo
Pedro Gonzalez Vera F 10/17/67 Universidad de Chile
Reinaldo Navia Amador F 5/10/78 Santiago Wanderers
Manuel Neira Diaz* F 10/12/77 Colo Colo
Patricio Neira Munoz F 4/18/79 Palestino
Rodolfo Moya Spuler F 7/27/79 Universidad Catolica
Head Coach: Nelson Acosta Lopez
Trainer: Italo Traverso Logos