Vidal starts for Chile vs Australia in World CupA Chile soccer fan poses for a photograph in his Chile flag glasses before the start of his team's World Cup match with Australia at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
CUIABA, Brazil (AP) -- Arturo Vidal will start for Chile in its opening Group B match in the World Cup against Australia in Cuiaba, with the Juventus midfielder fully recovered from a knee injury.
Chile is highly fancied to do well in Brazil after a run of impressive results over the last 18 months. Australia is the lowest-ranked team in the tournament at No. 62.
Spain and the Netherlands are the other teams in the group.
Australia: Mat Ryan, Ivan Franjic, Jason Davidson, Matthew Spiranovic, Alex Wilkinson, Mark Milligan, Mile Jedinak (captain), Mark Bresciano, Matthew Leckie, Tommy Oar, Tim Cahill.