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A long time in coming, in many ways

Updated: June 16, 2010, 4:09 PM ET
By Jemele Hill | ESPN.com

NELSPRUIT, South Africa -- Will all due respect to the host country, Chile just made an impressive case for replacing South Africa as the World Cup's sentimental favorite.

The young Chileans beat Honduras 1-0 at Mbombela Stadium. It was Chile's first World Cup victory in 48 years and served as an inspirational moment for a country that was ravaged by a devastating earthquake and tsunami in February.

"It's extra motivation for us, knowing we have a whole country ...

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