Chile and Austria aim for summit
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As both teams know they will definitely have a place in the Round of 16, Chile take on Austria in Toronto with the pressure off but still hoping to finish as top dogs in Group A.

The game
Chile v Austria, Toronto, 8 July, 20.00 (local time)

The stakes
Chile are already through to the knock-out rounds after two 3-0 victories in their opening matches and they will end up no worse than second even if they lose this final group outing. Austria, meanwhile, know that the four points they have accumulated so far mean they are guaranteed to be at least one of the best third-placed teams going through. However, beating Chile would confirm them as group winners and even a defeat could leave them in second place.

The players
Chile have completed a return trip across two time zones to Edmonton and back and coach Jose Sulantay admits he is concerned about the impact this will have had on the squad. He will delay selecting his team until assessing how his players have recovered, though he has a fully-fit squad to choose from and no suspensions. His Austrian counterpart Paul Gludovatz, who has made a one-way trek to Toronto with his side, can also call upon any of his players, with the exception of Thomas Hinum. He has suffered with a fever for most of the past week and although the midfielder will be well enough to attend his first match of the tournament, he is not fit enough to play.

The past
This is the first clash between the two countries at youth level in FIFA competitions, though the senior sides have met twice at the FIFA World Cup™. The teams drew 1-1 in 1998, while Austria won 1-0 back in 1982.

The words
"I have spoken to the players and they think they will win this match but we respect Austria and we know it will be difficult. There will be some changes to the team but I don't know how many yet. The players were exhausted when they first got here and they missed lunch by going straight to dinner but they are OK now." Jose Sulantay, Chile coach

"We take this game very seriously and we will not be satisfied with settling for one of the best third-place finishes. I will field my strongest team after checking on the physical fitness of the boys following our 1-0 win in very hot conditions against Canada. I will also decide who will be best suited to playing on the artificial grass here in Toronto." Paul Gludovatz, Austria coach