Celebrations Take Over Chile Following its Historic Triumph Over Spain


Celebrating in Antarctica. Photo posted by Twitter user @prensaantartica.

The national Chilean football team have managed to qualify for the round of 16 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil tournament after defeating Spain, the 2010 World Cup holder, at the legendary Maracanã stadium.

Chileans all over the country came out to celebrate even though the working day wasn't over. From Arica to Antarctica, we've compiled photos posted on Twitter using hashtags such as #EliminamosAlCampeónMundial  (We eliminated the World Champion) and #LaRojaEsChilena (La Roja is Chilean), as ‘La Roja’ is not just Spanish but Chilean too because their national team's colour is also red.

In Antarctica they're also celebrating.

A large gathering of fans in Parque Italia, a park in the city of Valparaíso.

CHILE 2—SPAIN 0! Today in the Cordillera de Santiago region. Photo by Roberto Antezana.

Taken from the Morro de Arica hill in Arica.

Galería: From the best shots of the celebrations in Plaza Italia in the capital city of Santiago.

Photos from the celebrations in Chile during the 2014 World Cup.

Even President Bachelet gave in to the celebrations:

Celebrating the historic triumph of ‘La Roja’ with President Bachelet and the Secretary. 

True to the spirit of football and good sportsmanship, the goalkeepers of both teams exchanged T-shirts amicably after the match.


Now Chile awaits the final game in Group B against the Netherlands on Monday 23 June at the Arena Corinthians stadium in São Paulo.


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