Chile include Vidal in final 23

Chile named their final World Cup squad on Sunday, including Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal whose place had been in doubt due to a knee operation.

Vidal, a key member of the South American team, had knee cartilage surgery at the beginning of May after suffering a tear to the external meniscus.

The peration normally requires several weeks rest, raising questions as to whether he would be fit enough to play by the time the tournament starts in mid-June.

Chile are drawn in Group B alongside holders Spain, the Netherlands and Australia.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Claudio Bravo (Real Sociedad), Johnny Herrera (Universidad de Chile), Cristopher Toselli (Universidad Católica)

Defenders: Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest), José Rojas (Universidad de Chile), Eugenio Mena (Santos), Mauricio Isla (Juventus)

Midfielders: Jorge Valdívia (Palmeiras), Felipe Gutiérrez (Twente), José Pedro Fuenzalida (Colo Colo), Francisco Silva (Osasuna), Arturo Vidal (Juventus), Charles Aránguiz (Internacional), Marcelo Díaz (Basel), Carlos Carmona (Atalanta), Miiko Albornoz (Malmo), Jean Beausejour (Wigan Athletic), Gary Medel (Cardiff City).

Forwards: Alexis Sanchez (Barcelona), Esteban Paredes (Colo Colo), Eduardo Vargas (Valencia), Mauricio Pinilla (Cagliari), Fabián Orellana (Celta).

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