Tuesday May 13 2014
Serie A stars in Chile World Cup side

There are five Serie A based players in Chile’s provisional World Cup squad, including Arturo Vidal, Mauricio Pinilla and Carlos Carmona.

The current 30-man list will be cut down to 23 for the tournament and must be handed in by June 6.

Juventus midfielder Vidal is included despite undergoing keyhole surgery for a meniscus problem in his knee last week.

Also involved is Vidal’s Bianconeri teammate Mauricio Isla.

Mati Fernandez of Fiorentina and Atalanta’s Carmona are given the nod along with Cagliari striker Pinilla.

Napoli still own Edu Vargas, who spent this season on loan at Valencia, and he is in the squad too.

Chile World Cup squad

Goalkeepers: Claudio Bravo (Real Sociedad), Cristopher Toselli (Universidad Católica), Johnny Herrera (Universidad de Chile), Paulo Garcés (O’Higgins)

Defenders: Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest), Enzo Andía (Universidad Católica), José Rojas (Universidad de Chile), Marcos González (Unión Española), Gary Medel (Cardiff City), Mauricio Isla (Juventus), Eugenio Mena (Santos), Miiko Albornoz (Malmo)

Midfielders: Francisco Silva (Osasuna), Felipe Gutiérrez (Twente), José Pedro Fuenzalida (Colo Colo), Pablo Hernández (O’Higgins), Marcelo Díaz (Basel), Arturo Vidal (Juventus), Carlos Carmona (Atalanta), Charles Aránguiz (Internacional), Jean Beausejour (Wigan), Matías Fernández (Fiorentina), Jorge Valdivia (Palmeiras), Rodrigo Millar (Atlas)

Forwards: Esteban Paredes (Colo Colo), Gustavo Canales (Unión Española), Eduardo Vargas (Valencia), Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona), Fabián Orellana (Granada), Mauricio Pinilla (Cagliari)

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