Chile beat Australia 3-1

CUIABA, BRAZIL - Chile helped pile the pressure on champions Spain after sealing an eventually comfortable 3-1 win over Australia in their World Cup Group B opener in Cuiaba on Friday.

Early goals from Alexis Sanchez and Jorge Valdivia put the South Americans in front before Tim Cahill's brilliant header gave the Socceroos a lifeline, only for Jean Beausejour's fine injury-time strike to seal the victory.

The result meant Spain have a lot of ground to make up following their 5-1 trouncing by the Netherlands in the earlier Group B match.

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