Arturo Vidal to be deployed in defence for Chile

Having begun their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign brightly, La Roja hope they can continue their push for a World Cup place on Tuesday
Chile coach Claudio Borghi is considering moving star midfielder Arturo Vidal into a more defensive role for their upcoming tie against Colombia.

La Roja currently lie second in the Conmebol qualifying table, and will be hoping that victory on Tuesday in Santiago will see them continue their good start to qualifying.

And Borghi has defended his potential change of role for outstanding midfielder Vidal, which is seen as a controversial tactical decision by some supporters of the Chilean national side.

"There is nothing to discuss," he told Tuttosport. "I need a free (player) and Arturo gave me his availability (for the role)."

Vidal himself has confirmed his willingness to play where he is needed. The Juventus midfielder said: "I'm available. I'll play where I'll be most useful."

The past two years have been hugely fruitful for the 25-year-old enforcer, as he proved a key component in the Bianconeri's Serie A-winning campaign last season, and he now finds himself a regular starter for both club and country.

Having already captured 12 points from their opening six matches of World Cup qualification, Chile will look to continue their current run of form as they entertain Columbia on September 11 at the Estadio Monumental.

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