Chile set up two friendlies on same day

SANTIAGO - Chile are arranging two World Cup warm-up matches on the same day next month against Northern Ireland and Israel, local media reported on Tuesday.

The Irish and Israeli sides will face two different Chile line-ups on May 30 in a southern Chilean city yet to be named, Bio-Bio radio said.

Chile had to cancel a double-header on March 3 against North Korea and Costa Rica after central and southern parts of the country were hit by a massive earthquake on February 27 that claimed nearly 500 lives.

Coach Marcelo Bielsa's team face favourites Spain, Switzerland and Honduras in Group H at the finals in South Africa starting on June 11.

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