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FIFA World Cup: Chile holds Australia to 3-1 win

CUIABA: Chile got the victory they needed if they are to have any chance of progressing from a daunting Group B when they held off a strong Australian fightback to emerge 3-1 winners in another open and entertaining World Cup match on Friday. Alexis Sanchez put Chile ahead from close range after 12 minutes and two minutes later Jorge Valdivia made it 2-0 with a well-struck shot as the South Americans looked in control. Australia fought back strongly, though, and Tim Cahill replied with a trademark header after 35 minutes…