Eduardo Jesús Vargas Rojas will be one of Chile’s most attacking players represented in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, in what is set to be the Napoli Forward’s maiden bow in the prestigious tournament. Vargas will also be an influence for punters on individual goalscorer markets thanks to an impressive national squad record in 2013.
Vargas started playing in amateur teams in Renca, Santiago, but was kept from any further youth club of greater Santiago until 2006 by travel distance.
By 2006, Vargas was evaluated by Jorge Aravenahe and then put into the Cobreloa squad where he remained until 2010, scoring 10 goals from 53 starts before Club Universidad de Chile signed the winger for an estimated $700.000.
Around $17.9 million saw Napoli secure Vargas, who scored no league goals but claimed the Coppa Italia in 2012 and famously netted a hat-trick during a victory 4-0 over AIK Fotboll, the first one for a Chilean player has scored a hat-trick in a continental competition in Europe.
Since entering the senior national squad for Chile in 2010, the first team player’s place in the team was secured during an impressive 2013 campaign in which he scored nine goals in just 12 appearances as Chile qualified for the 2014 World Cup.
With 27 appearances for Chile under his belt prior to making his debut at the World Cup this summer, Vargas will thrive in the squad alongside Sanchez in particular. A 0.41 goal rate in International competitions helped aid Chile’s World Cup qualifying success with five goals in 11 appearances.
Eduardo Vargas World Cup Betting Tips
Playing alongside star man Alexis Sanchez, Vargas will be available at respectable betting odds across the bookmakers to score during what will be three tough group stage games against Australia, Netherlands and current champions, Spain. The winger’s qualities as a provider should also be taken into account for assist markets.