Two of the South American representatives in the 2010 World Cup had comfortable wins in their warm up games, with both winning by 3 goal margins.
Chile brushed aside a good Zambia side 3-0 thanks largely to Two goals from Udinese striker Alexis Sanchez and looked comfortable defensively, never really looking troubled against Zambia, who had some good possession in the opening half. However the losing quarter-finalists at the African Cup of Nations lacked quality up front and Claudio Bravo only had to deal with a handful of long range efforts.
Chile have a final game against Northern Ireland to come on Sunday and although this might pose a bit more of a test they should win that game too and enter the finals with their confidence high.
Uruguay arguably had a better result beating Israel 4-1 in a game they dominated from start to finish. Given that Israel are ranked 26 by FIFA such a comfortable win was impressive and their main striker Diego Forlan scored again showing he has carried his impressive club form on into the World Cup. They have a tricky group to negotiate and although this result will not send too many shock waves through their opponents France will do well to remember their ignominious early exit in 2002 when Uruguay helped put one of the nails into the coffin.
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