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Soccer-Spain keep faith with Casillas for Chile match

Reuters

By Mike Collett

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 18 (Reuters) - Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque kept faith with goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas but left out defender Gerard Pique and midfielder Xavi for the world champions' World Cup Group B game against Chile at the Maracana on Wednesday.

Del Bosque brought in Pedro and Javi Martinez following the 5-1 defeat in their opening match against the Netherlands and will play Andres Iniesta in the centre of midfield with Pedro and David Silva either side of him.

Martinez will take Pique's place in the centre of the defence and Casillas keeps his place despite letting in five goals.

Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli kept faith with the same side who beat Australia 3-1 in their opening game, continuing with midfielder Arturo Vidal who appears to be fully fit again following injury.

(Editing by Ed Osmond)

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