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Chile 3-1 Australia: Alexis and Valdivia help see of plucky Socceroos

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First-half strikes from Alexis Sanchez and Jorge Valdivia and a late goal from Jean Beausejour sealed a 3-1 win for Chile in their World Cup Group B opener against Australia.

Jorge Sampaoli's side raced into two-goal lead within the first 20 minutes and looked to be heading for an emphatic win, but Tim Cahill's header sparked a revival in the Socceroos, who fought well in the second half and were unlucky not to find an equaliser prior to Beausejour's last-minute finish.

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