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Confirmed FIFA World Cup Line-Ups: Spain Drop Xavi And Gerard Pique For Chile Clash

Spain bring in Martinez and Pedro.

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Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has made two changes to his side for this evening’s crucial 2014 FIFA World Cup Group B match against Chile at the Maracana.

Barcelona duo Gerard Pique and Xavi drop to the bench following Friday’s embarrassing 5-1 defeat to the Netherlands.

Pique is replaced in the centre of defence by Bayern Munich’s Javi Martinez, while Pedro fills Xavi’s place in the team.

Despite a disappointing display in his last outing, Chelsea-bound forward Diego Costa survives the chop and leads Spain’s attack.

Meanwhile, Chile have made one change to the side that started their 3-1 win over Australia, with Francisco Silva coming in for Jorge Valdivia.

Spain: Casillas, Azpilicueta, Martinez, Ramos, Alba, Busquets, Alonso, Iniesta, Pedro, Costa, Silva.

Chile: Bravo, Jara, Silva, Medel, Mena, Aranguiz, Diaz, Isla, Vidal, Vargas, Sanchez.

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