The Socceroos were game against the touted Chileans

Besides Belgium, no team has been as hyped coming into this World Cup as Chile. Led by coach Jorge Sampaoli and his high-pressing 3-3-1-3 formation, the Chileans have become the darlings of the international game. In their opening game, they got out to a fast start and were up 2—0 after the first quarter hour. But Australia were dogged. Led by Tim Cahill, it got a goal back and repeatedly found gaps in the Chilean defense. Only a late third goal by La Roja assured it of the three points. Here are a few of our favorite GIFs.

goal line
Wow, FIFA’s goal line technology actually works. Billions well spent.

Cahill Chance
The indefatigable Tim Cahill, New York’s own, almost gets his second, but heads just over the bar.

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Jean Beausejour (of Wigan!) scores Chile’s third goal.

Cahill Shirt
Guys, wait until after the game to exchange jerseys.

Attempt
It was like this all night for the Socceroos, close but not quite: Chile 3, Australia 1.

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