Sunday June 8 2014
Vidal trains separately

Arturo Vidal has again trained separately from the rest of his Chile teammates as he continues to fight to be fit for the World Cup.

The Juventus midfielder underwent surgery in early May in a bid to rid himself of a long-standing knee problem.

He has since faced a race against the clock to make his country’s opening match of the tournament, against Australia on June 13.

The 27-year-old played the final 15 minutes of Chile’s friendly against Northern Ireland on Wednesday, but he has now not trained with the rest of the squad since that same day.

“We are doing what we can to ensure Vidal is on the pitch against Australia,” one of the Chilean medics said.