Former Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli said midfielder Arturo Vidal was "a case for a medical specialist" in comments made to journalists in 2015.
Las Ultimas Noticias published details of Sampaoli's remarks, made in the year that his Chile side won the Copa America on home soil.
Sampaoli, now the Argentina coach, said Bayern Munich midfielder Vidal "likes to drink and doesn't control himself," with his claims published in the aftermath of Chile's failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
He said: "When...
Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo says he will take "some time" to decide if he is to continue with Chile's national team after their failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
Bravo could not hide his disappointment after Tuesday's 3-0 defeat to Brazil in Sao Paulo saw Chile finish sixth in the CONMEBOL group, with the top four teams qualifying for next year's tournament and fifth place going into an intercontinental playoff.
The Chile captain said he and his teammates had only themselves...
Juan Antonio Pizzi is set to quit as Chile coach following their failure to qualify for the World Cup.
Chile were beaten 3-0 by Brazil in Sao Paulo in their final qualifier, with Peru's late equaliser against Colombia denying them a playoff place.
Chilean football federation president Arturo Salah vowed to take time to evaluate the campaign before deciding whether to retain Pizzi.
But the coach told reporters: "About the future, as I said last week, my contract ends in this situation.
Brazil capped off a majestic World Cup qualifying campaign as they dashed Chile's hopes of making the finals in Russia.
The five-time winners of the tournament had already booked their tickets after winning 11 of their 17 matches and faced a Chile side in Sao Paulo who still held out hope of making the tournament.
But a brace from Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus followed an opener from Barcelona's Paulinho to break Chilean hearts.
Neither side were able to break through in the opening 45 minutes...