Chile coach Claudio Borghi has suspended Gonzalo Jara, Jean Beausejour, Arturo Vidal, Carlos Carmona, and Jorge Valdivia after they arrived late for training.
Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque was keen to stress the threat Chile pose to his side`s hopes of reaching the last 16 of the FIFA World Cup.
There is a markedly Latin flavour to Group H, with Honduras, Chile and Spain pitted together. But it is not the first time the Spanish-speaking trio have locked horns in the pursuit of success.
FIFA.com highlights the rise of seven players who, having helped Chile take bronze at the world U-20 finals in 2007, are hoping to shine in South Africa.
AC Milan, unable to muster an adequate response to Inter Milan's convincing win at Lecce, were held to a draw by Reggina.