Bravo: Chance to knock out Brazil a 'tremendous opportunity' for Chile

The 31-year-old goalkeeper says his side are keen to repeat a performance like the one they produced in their win over Spain as they meet the hosts in the last 16 on Saturday
Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo believes his side's World Cup last-16 clash against Brazil on Saturday represents a "tremendous opportunity" to knock the home side out of the competition.

Bravo, who will move to Barcelona after the World Cup, has been in fine form for the South Americans and played his part in one of the tournament's biggest shocks as they sent Spain home with a 2-0 win over the defending champions last week.

Defeat to Netherlands in their last group game meant Chile had to settle for second place and Jorge Sampaoli's side now face a difficult date with hosts Brazil at Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte on Saturday.

But Bravo said: "We have the ability, we have the players and we have the tools to hurt Brazil. They have great players, but we are focused on our own game and we know that we are very strong as a collective.

"It's a great motivation for us because Brazil are a historical team in World Cups. It's a tremendous opportunity for us to knock out the home team, the hosts, and we are going to give it everything we have."

Sampaoli had complained of "defensive" Dutch tactics after Netherlands ran out 2-0 winners in the sides' group decider on Monday, but Bravo is sure Brazil will set out to attack in Saturday's match.

"Brazil are playing at home," he said. "I think they will come out and play an attacking game. They are an attacking team and I don't think they will alter their style against us."