Argentina vs Chile head-to-head analysis: The biggest rivalries in South American football

Argentina vs Chile head-to-head analysis: The biggest rivalries in South American football

Ciku Njuguna
June 20, 2024 at 4:13 AM
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Fifteen-time CONMEBOL Copa América winners Argentina will go head to head against their neighbours Chile at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on June 25, 2024. The South American contenders first met in Group B of the 1989 Copa América. Dig in for a deep dive into the Argentina vs Chile rivalry and their head-to-head comparison.

Argentina vs Chile head-to-head analysis
Argentinian (L) and Chilean players pose for a photo before their Copa América match at the Engenhão Stadium on June 14, 2021. Photo by Thiago Ribeiro/NurPhoto. Modified by author
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Table of Сontents:

How many times did Chile beat Argentina? Sports Brief has used data from sources such as the MLS, Copa América, and Transfermarkt to create this analysis of the teams' performances at each CONMEBOL Copa América match, records, and stats. This article has outlined every detail of Argentina vs Chile's performances in Copa América and other competitions.

Argentina vs Chile: Who is better?

Argentina and Chile share a long history as geographical neighbours. This intense rivalry steeps into various parts of each country’s culture, including sports. While La Albiceleste takes the top FIFA World Ranking position, its second group stage contender, Chile, holds the 42nd position as of June 2024.

What is the head-to-head record between Argentina and Chile?

The teams will meet for the eleventh time on June 25, 2024. Chile lost its first match against La Albiceleste by one goal during Copa América 1989, losing its chance at the competition's title. Here is a summary of the Argentina vs Chile head-to-head record of performances in subsequent competitions.


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Argentina vs Chile's all-time stats

The Argentinian national football team has recorded impressive form, with consecutive wins against Peru, El Salvador, Ecuador, Brazil, and Costa Rica in its last five performances. On the other hand, Chile has won three matches against Paraguay and Albania and lost against France and Ecuador. Here are the football associations' performances all-time stats since their debut in the competition.

Argentina vs Chile head-to-head analysis
Argentina's players battle Chilean players during a match at the Engenhão stadium for the Copa América 2021, on June 14, 2021, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Thiago Ribeiro/NurPhoto.
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Argentina vs Chile, who has won more Copa America titles?

Ahead of Argentina's June 25 contest, La Albiceleste has played in 42 CONMEBOL Copa América matches, compared to Roja's 40. Here is a record of Argentina vs Chile's trophies and achievements in one of the oldest-running continental football competitions.

Argentinian national football team

Chilean national football team

Best finishes

2021, 1993, 1991, 1959, 1955, 1947, 1946, 1945, 1941, 1937, 1937, 1929, 1927, 1925, 1921

2016, 2015

Runners-up (Final finishes)

2016, 2015, 2007, 2004, 1967, 1959, 1942, 1935, 1926, 1924, 1923, 1920, 1917, 1916

1987, 1979, 1956, 1955

Semi-final finishes

1983, 1979, 1975,

2004, 1997, 1995, 1993, 1989, 1983, 1975

Quarter-finals finishes

2011, 1999, 1997, 1995

2021, 2011, 2007, 2001

Group stage finishes

2024, 1989, 1963, 1957, 1956, 1922, 1919

2024, 1991, 1967, 1942, 1941, 1939, 1937, 1935, 1926, 1924, 1922, 1920, 1999, 1917, 1916

Argentina vs Chile's achievements

La Albiceleste has recorded numerous wins throughout football history, compared to La Roja's two Copa América Championship titles. Discover how Argentina has fared across various competitions in football history.

  • 2022, 1993 CONMEBOL-UEFA Cup of Champions
  • 2022, 1986, 1978 World Cup
  • 2019, 2003, 1995, 1971, 1959, 1955, 1951 Panamerican Games
  • 1992 FIFA Confederations Cup
  • 1960 Panamerican Champion
Argentina vs Chile head-to-head analysis
Argentina's Sergio Aguero (c) fights for the ball against Chilean players during the Copa América at Arena Corinthians on July 06, 2019 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo by Alexandre Schneider.
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Argentina vs Chile: Who is in the final line-up?

The upcoming match between the Argentina and Chile national football teams will be played in Group D. The distribution of the CONMEBOL Copa América squads is shown below.

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Chilean national football team

Franco Armani

Emiliano Martinez

Geronimo Rulli


Claudio Bravo

Brayan Cortes

Gabriel Arias

Gonzalo Montiel

Leonardo Balerdi

Nahuel Molina

Cristian Romero

Lucas Martinez Quarta

Lisandro Martinez

Valentin Barco

German Pezzella

Nicolas Otamendi

Nicolas Tagliafico

Marcos Acuna


Matias Catalan

Mauricio Isla

Gabriel Suazo

Guillermo Maripan

Paulo Diaz

Igor Lichnovsky

Benjamin Kuscevic

Thomas Galdames

Nicolas Fernandez

Alexis Mac Allister

Leandro Paredes

Guido Rodriguez

Rodrigo De Paul

Enzo Fernandez

Exequiel Palacios

Giovani Lo Celso


Erick Pulgar

Marcelino Nunez

Rodrigo Echeverria

Cesar Perez

Diego Valdes

Esteban Pavez

Lionel Messi

Angel Di Maria

Angel Correa

Valentin Carboni

Nicolas Gonzalez

Alejandro Garnacho

Julian Alvarez

Lautaro Martinez


Ben Brereton Diaz

Alexis Sanchez

Dario Osorio

Eduardo Vargas

Victor Davila

Marcos Bolados

Maximiliano Guerrero

Argentina vs Chile's best players

Argentina's long-running success in association football is made possible by its legendary players, including greats such as Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, and Gabriel Batistuta. Scroll down for an overview of Argentina vs. Chile's legends.

Argentina vs Chile head-to-head analysis
Argentina's Lionel Messi (c) competes for the ball against Chile's Tomas Alarcon (l) and Ben Brereton (r) during their Copa América Group A match on June 14, 2021. Photo by Buda Mendes.
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Argentinian national football team

Sergio Agüero, Ángel Di María, Alfredo di Stefano, Angel Labruna, Oreste Osmar Corbatta, Rene Houseman

Chilean national football team

Alexis Sánchez, Eduardo Vargas, Ivan Zamorano, Elias Figueroa, Arturo Vidal, Marcelo Salas

Argentina vs Chile: Who are the team coaches?

Coaches can be defined as the forces of success behind sports teams. Some of the most successful football coaches behind the Blues and White’s wins include Guillermo Stabile, who led the squad to six trophies, Juan Carlos Corazzo and Alfio Basile, whose roles earned La Albiceleste five trophies. In the upcoming continental tournament, La Roja will be led by Ricardo Gareca, while Lionel Scaloni hopes to lead the Blues and Whites to its second CONMEBOL Copa América trophy.

Final word

The Argentina vs Chile head-to-head analysis reveals each team's drive for excellence. Although Argentina has had a successful run at the championship titles, Chile is a worthy contender with two titles to its name.

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Ciku Njuguna is a journalist with 3 year’s experience in content creation based in Kenya. She currently covers sports personnel as well as team biographies.