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 By Tim Vickery

China Cup title hints at promising future, sustained success for Chile

Players of Chile celebrate after winning 2017 Gree China Cup International Football Championship final match against Iceland at Guangxi Sports Center Stadium in Nanning, south China's Guangxi province on January 15, 2017.
With their golden generation aging, Chile's youngsters showed promise while winning the 2017 China Cup.

The past few years have been a golden time in the history of the Chilean national team. At last they have something to put in their trophy cabinet, winning both the 2015 Copa America and last year's Copa America Centenario.  Before that the World Cups of 2010 and '14 were their top moments, with the exception of 1962 World Cup which they hosted and finished third at.

There are two explanations for this spell of success.

One is the idea of play introduced by Marcelo Bielsa, the Argentine...