Football Is a Religion in Chile

Like Canada is run by ice hockey, Chile is run by football, or like Americans would say, soccer. To future references, when I am saying football, I mean soccer, not American football. In Chile everyone watches football, especially when the national team plays. You enter a restaurant or sports bar, there is some kind of football playing. When we wanted watch the fight between McGregor vs. Diaz in the late summer, we had to go to an Irish restaurant, so we could watch it, that is how bad football is popular (and of course we had to support McGregor).

Football game in Santiago.
Football game in Santiago.

Chile has a lot different leagues and a lot of football teams. They have five different division that have 90+ teams, and another 50+ teams were categorized as others. Keep in mind that Chile has only 17 million people.

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