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# Chile

Last year
2022
# Six of the best
Leinster's fringe players excite as they run in six tries against Chile
Leinster defeated Chile 40-3 this afternoon.
# Dates For The Diary
Ireland to face England in World Cup warm-up fixture and Leinster announce Chile game
Ireland will face England and Italy in August 2023.
# president boric
Chile's president dealt a blow as country strongly rejects radical new constitution
Gabriel Boric had argued the document would have ushered in a progressive era.
# Tough Loss
Ireland's knock-out hopes hanging by a thread after heartbreaker against Chile
A 1-0 defeat to Chile leaves Ireland in trouble at the World Cup.
All time
# Election
Chile elects new left-wing president over far-right candidate likened to Donald Trump
Gabriel Boric will become Chile’s youngest modern president when he takes office.
# Ballot Box
Chile to vote for a new president amid fears of mass protests
A neck-and-neck race is underway between an ultra-conservative lawyer and a former student activist.
# stegouros elengassen
Scientists in Chile find fossils of new dinosaur species with unique slashing tail
The new dinosaur species had seven pairs of “blades” laid out sideways like a slicing weapon.
# Fossil
Prehistoric winged lizard unearthed in Chile
The Jurassic-era “winged lizard” is known as a pterosaur.
# Wrap
10-man Brazil continue Copa America defence after booking semi-final spot
The reigning champions will face Peru who defeated Paraguay on penalties.
# In The Mix
Messi hits milestone number of appearances as Argentina book Copa America quarter-final spot
Chile are also through to the quarter-finals of the competition.
# Copa America
Argentina win tense derby over Uruguay and England-born striker scores Chile winner
Ben Brereton was the unlikely hero as Chile beat Bolivia 1-0.
# la araucania
Thousands of people gather in Chile to witness solar eclipse
During the brief period of darkness, only the lights of mobile phones were visible.
# Democracy
Chileans vote overwhelmingly to replace their constitution
The vote came a year to the day after more than one million people thronged downtown Santiago amidst a wave of social unrest.
# 7s
IRFU opts against hosting Olympic 7s qualifying competition in Ireland
The union had concerns over the costs of bringing the crucial repechage onto home soil.
# Chile
Chilean military plane 'disappears' with 38 passengers on board
The C-130 Hercules carried 17 crew members and 21 passengers.
# unrest
13-year-old boy killed as fifth week of violence begins in Chile
23 people have now been killed during weeks of unrest in the country.
# Climate Change
Greta Thunberg travels halfway around the world 'the wrong way' after summit location is moved
COP25 was meant to take place in Chile but is now due to be held in Spain.
# unrest
One million Chileans take to streets to demand resignation of president Sebastian Pinera
It was the seventh day in a week of protests that has seen 19 people killed.
# unrest
Explainer: How did protests over metro fares in Chile lead to days of violent fatal clashes?
Yesterday, a four-year-old child was killed during the latest round of protests.
# Santiago
Chile orders new curfew as unrest death toll hits 11
The unrest started after protests against a public transport price hike escalated.
# unrest
Chile extends state of emergency as unrest death toll hits seven
The unrest started after protests against a public transport price hike escalated.
# Santiago
Violence in Chile sparked by metro fare hike has left three dead
Protests are angry at the increasing cost of living in Chile.
# Argument
South American bosses hit back at 'unacceptable' Messi comments
CONMEBOL released a statement in response to claims made by the Argentine superstar.
# unfair
Messi slams 'corruption' in South American football after being sent off in Copa America
Lionel Messi was vocal after being sent off in Argentina’s win over Chile.
# argy bargy
Messi bizarrely sent off as Argentina beat Chile to Copa America third place
The game finished 2-1.
# Rout
Copa America holders Chile crash out in semi-final upset
Two first-half goals and a late third from Paolo Guerrero guided Peru to the tournament finale.
# Lights out
PHOTOS: Thousands turn out to watch rare total solar eclipse in South America
Solar eclipses happen when the Sun, Moon and Earth line up, allowing the Moon to cast its shadow on Earth.
# Copa America
Alexis Sanchez sends Chile through on penalties against Colombia
The defending champions will face either Uruguay or Peru in a semi-final in midweek.
# Match Winner
Cavani header snatches Copa America group top spot for Uruguay as Chile to face Colombia
An 82nd-minute header from Edinson Cavani saw Uruguay earn a clash with Peru.
# feeling unloved
Alexis Sanchez isn't loved at Man United like he is with Chile, says national team boss
Reinaldo Rueda has suggested that the 30-year-old doesn’t have the same relationships at Old Trafford.
# Copa America
Sanchez scores winner as Copa America holders Chile progress to quarter-finals
Chile overcame Ecuador at the Copa America to move into the quarter-finals from Group C.
# escape
'For six weeks I felt worse than I ever have before' - Sanchez relieved to find form for Chile
The Manchester United attacker bounced back to have a hand in two goals as his side strolled to victory over Japan in Sao Paulo.
# History Maker
USA star sets World Cup goal-scoring record to secure passage to last 16
Carli Lloyd became the first player to score in six consecutive women’s World Cup matches in comprehensive win over Chile.
# Archaeology
A footprint found in Chile is 'oldest' in Americas, scientists say
The scientists say the footprint dates from at least 15,600 years ago.
# Centenary
Quartet of South American nations make joint bid to host 2030 World Cup
A potential bid by Ireland and Britain would face opposition from Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.
# john o'reilly
Irish-born priest may be deported from Chile after serving sentence for sexually abusing girl
John O’Reilly was convicted of sexually abusing a young girl while he was a chaplain at a prestigious school.
# Clerical Abuse
Pope Francis defrocks two Chilean bishops for sex abuse of minors
Defrocking means the offender is forbidden from exercising any clerical duties at all, even in private.
# dream ticket
‘We were about to hike up a volcano in Chile… I got an email saying Ulster Rugby want you over’
Neil Walsh recalls the unlikely series of events that led to an incredible opportunity.
# Catholic Chuch
Pope accepts resignations of two more Chilean bishops over child sexual abuse scandal
An entire Chilean delegation of 34 bishops tendered their resignation to the pope in May. He has now accepted seven of them.
# Catholic Church
Number of sex abuse cases against the Chilean clergy has tripled to 119
A total of 167 bishops, priests and lay members of the church are now under investigation for sexual crimes committed since 1960.