VIDEO: Posts prove Chile's undoing vs. Brazil

June 28, 3:28 PM

Brazil is moving on to the quarterfinals and Chile is going home after a thriller in Belo Horizonte.

Twice Chilean players beat Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar with crucial shots but hit the post: once in the waning seconds of extra time (that would have won the game), and once on the final penalty kick.

It's cliche to say sports is all about inches, but try telling Mauricio Pinilla it isn't true. This is how close he came to winning the game in the 120th minute:

And here's Gonzalo Jara's game-ending miss in penalties:

This is how close he came:

Feature photo courtesy of Reuters/Sergio Perez