Chile grabbed a come-from-behind 4-1 victory in Vina Del Mar against USA, but the win was not enough to secure second place in Group A due to Croatia's own heroics against Nigeria. After Brandon Vazquez had put the USA ahead, Marcelo Allende's first half strike levelled matters before Gabriel Mazuela, Gonzalo Jara and Camilo Moya's second half efforts saw the hosts to their first win of the finals. USA finish fourth, and head home.
It was a positive start for the Stars and Stripes though, as Lucas de la Torre burst through following hesitation in the Chilean midfield and poked through to Vazquez, who calmly slots past Lopez
Chile were level less than ten minutes later. Allende found himself inside the penalty area in space and, after seeing his initial shot blocked, and with Tyler Adams unable to clear, the Chilean No10 slammed home at the second attempt.
Chile went in front thanks to persistence from Mazuela, the No9 chasing a long upfield ball. He slid in and, with the USA defence unable to clear once more, he finished coolly into the corner.
USA pushed and pushed for an equaliser. Christian Pulisic burst down the right hand side of the Chilean area and hit a snap shot at goal, but Zacarias Lopez was equal to the strike.
With tension rising, and with both sides exchanging attacks, Gonzalo Jara raised the roof off the Estadio Sausalito with a wonderful effort. The No7 cut inside on to his left foot on the edge of the USA penalty area and curled past Will Pulisic in the USA goal. Moya's late goal rubbed salt in the wounds for the USA, and left Richie Williams' side to pack their bags.
For the Chileans, a breathtaking a capella version of the Himno Nacional de Chile rang out in the stadium, and the squad will wait and see if they will make it through to the knockout stages as one of the best third-placed sides.