Beausejour makes Chilean history


“I’m very happy to have achieved that. It's an amazing sensation I'm feeling right now,” he told

The Wigan Athletic-man scored in stoppage time to seal a 3-1 win over Australia, giving La Roja a much-needed advantage in Group B after Netherlands thrashed defending champions Spain 5-1.

“The most important thing was the victory for the team, but our main focus is getting out of the group and at the moment we need another win to get into the last 16.” added Beausejour.

Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara also welcomed the team’s opening victory, but admitted that the conditions started to get the better of them.

“We needed to win the first game. It was a very important three points, we know we have a very difficult group,” Jara said.

“We can play much better. In the second half it was really, really hard after you've been playing in 30 degrees. They have a really good team. They play with wingers, they put every single ball into the box and they have a really good player in Tim Cahill.”

Jara, however, revealed that the pressure was now on Spain but warned not to write the defending World Champions off.

“They need to win their next game,” he said.

“At the last World Cup Spain lost against Switzerland in their opening game, now it's the same. It's really difficult to face Spain, but we've played many friendly games against them, we know their tactics, we know their football.”