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Chilean players made two World Cup firsts: the first player to miss a World Cup penalty kick was the Chilean Guillermo Subiabre, in a 1930 FIFA World Cup match against France, and Carlos Caszely of Chile became the first player to be sent off with a red card, during a match against West Germany at the 1974 World Cup.
La Roja's most infamous moment, known as the "Roberto Rojas scandal" or in Chile as "El Maracanazo", occurred on 3 September 1989.
The best Chilean result in the World Cup was third place in 1962, as the host nation.
Chile lost 4–2 to eventual champion Brazil in a semi-final but went on to defeat Yugoslavia 1–0 to earn third place.
Chile was one of the thirteen national teams that competed in the inaugural World Cup in 1930.
The team started off well, beating Mexico and France without conceding a goal.
On July 19, 2007, the Chilean Football Federation banned six of the national team players, because of "internal indiscipline" during the Copa América tournament, for 20 international matches each and none of the players will ever be allowed to captain the national team.
In the 1950 World Cup, Chile defeated the United States, 5–2, but nevertheless was eliminated in the first round.At a 1990 FIFA World Cup qualifying match at Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã stadium, Brazil led Chile 1–0 and La Roja needed to win.Chilean goalkeeper Roberto Rojas fell to the pitch with an apparent injury to his forehead.But two losses, one of those being a 6–1 defeat against Brazil, sealed Acosta's fate.Former Argentina manager Marcelo Bielsa was given the task of becoming the Chile national team manager in preparation for the 2010 World Cup qualifiers.