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Chile national football team

The Chile national football team represents Chile in men's international football competitions and is controlled by the Federación de Fútbol de Chile, established in 1895. The team is referred to as La Roja, they have appeared in nine World Cup tournaments and were hosts of the 1962 FIFA World Cup where they finished in third place, the highest position the country has achieved in the World Cup. Chile were the reigning Copa América champions. Prior to this, Chile had been runners-up in the competition on four occasions; as a result of winning the 2015 Copa América, they qualified for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, where they finished second. The Federación de Fútbol de Chile is the second oldest South American federation, having been founded in Valparaíso on 19 June 1895. Chile was one of the four founding member nations of CONMEBOL. Together with Argentina and Uruguay, the four competed in the first South American Championship to be renamed the Copa América, in 1916. On 12 October 1926, Chile made the first corner-kick goal in Copa América history in a match against Bolivia.

Chile was one of the thirteen national teams that competed in the inaugural World Cup in 1930. The team started off well, beating France without conceding a goal. A 3–1 loss to Argentina in the final game left the Chilean team in second place within the group, eliminating it from the tournament. In the 1950 World Cup, Chile defeated the United States, 5–2, but was eliminated in the first round; the best Chilean result in the World Cup was third place in 1962, as the host nation. Chile lost 4–2 to eventual champion Brazil in a semi-final but went on to defeat Yugoslavia 1–0 to earn third place. Chilean players made two World Cup firsts: the first player to miss a World Cup penalty kick was the Chilean Guillermo Subiabre, in a 1930 FIFA World Cup match against France, Carlos Caszely of Chile became the first player to be sent off with a red card, during a match against West Germany at the 1974 World Cup. A scandal known as "El Maracanazo" occurred on 3 September 1989. At a 1990 FIFA World Cup qualifying match at Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã stadium, Brazil led Chile 1–0 and La Roja needed to win.

Chilean goalkeeper Roberto Rojas fell to the pitch with an apparent injury to his forehead. A firework had been thrown from the stands by a Brazilian fan named Rosenery Mello do Nascimento and was smouldering about a yard away. After Rojas was carried off the pitch, the Chilean players and coaches claimed that conditions were not safe and they refused to return, so the match was abandoned. However, video footage of the match showed. FIFA forfeited the game to Brazil, Chile was banned from the qualifiers for the 1994 FIFA World Cup, Rojas was banned for life, although an amnesty was granted in 2001. On 19 July 2007, the Chilean Football Federation banned six of the national team players, because of "internal indiscipline" during the Copa América tournament, for 20 international matches each as they destroyed the team hotel property having being drunk; the players banned were captain Jorge Valdivia, defenders Álvaro Ormeño, Rodrigo Tello, Jorge Vargas, Pablo Contreras and striker Reinaldo Navia.

Nelson Acosta's resignation as manager came. After serving 10 matches from the ban, all players aside from Ormeno sent a letter of apology acknowledging their actions which lifted the ban. Chile had qualified to the quarter-finals after a 3–2 win against Ecuador, a 0–0 draw against Mexico, but two losses, one of those being a 6–1 defeat against Brazil, sealed Acosta's fate. Former Argentina manager Marcelo Bielsa was given the task of becoming the Chile national team manager in preparation for the 2010 World Cup qualifiers. On 16 October 2008, Chile beat Argentina 1–0 for the first time in a qualifying competition, making history. Marcelo Bielsa was acclaimed for this accomplishment by both Argentinian people; this match was seen as one of the reasons. After finishing in second place of the CONMEBOL qualifiers for the 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa and reaching the round of 16 at the tournament, head coach Marcelo Bielsa extended his contract with the Chilean national team until 2015.

Bielsa stated that he would leave his position if Jorge Segovia were elected as President of the Chilean Football Board. He followed through on this threat, despite Segovia's election being annulled, resigned in February 2011. Claudio Borghi became Chile's manager in March 2011. After a string of bad performances and harsh criticisms, Claudio Borghi stepped down as Chile's manager in November 2012. A new manager, Jorge Sampaoli, was appointed in December 2012. A disciple of Marcelo Bielsa, Jorge Sampaoli broke new records for La Roja by winning 10, drawing 3, losing only 3 of 15 games as the head of the Chilean national team. With Sampaoli, Chile were able to qualify for 2014 FIFA World Cup, reaching to the round of 16, where Chile lost to Brazil in penalties. In the 2015 Copa América, Chile won their first game with 2 -- 0 being the score. In their second game, Chile drew against Mexico. Chile advanced to the knockout stage as Group A winners with 7 points and most goals scored of any team in the tournament.

They beat Uruguay in the quarterfinals and Peru in the semifinals. In the final, Chile defeated Argentina on penalties after a 0–0 draw, to win their first Copa America title. In January 2016, just six months after winning the 2015 Copa America, Jorge Sampaoli

Truth Be Told (Modern Family)

"Truth Be Told" is the seventeenth episode of the first season of Modern Family. And the seventeenth episode of the series overall, it aired on ABC on March 10, 2010. The episode was directed by Jason Winer. In the episode, Phil is about to meet with an ex-girlfriend, who he keeps talking with via Facebook. Phil believes that the two of them are just friends now but Claire warns him that things are not as he thinks, she is proven right. Jay accidentally kills Manny's turtle pet and tries to cover up his action by inventing a story with a raccoon breaking into the house. Gloria though, makes him confess his action to Manny. Mitchell worries that he misses significant moments in Lily's development due to his job as he works too many hours. In an attempt to stand up to his boss so he can spend more time with his family, he ends up losing his job. "Truth Be Told" received positive reviews from television critics. In the Dunphy family plotline, the family has a notion to go see a movie, but Phil opts out due to conflicting plans on meeting an ex-girlfriend, Denise.

Claire discovers that he has been talking to her via Facebook for a year, suspects Denise's plans if Phil does not. Phil believes it to be friendship, but shortly after Denise pays a visit, he discovers that Claire was right. Denise kept on trying to get Phil and her to have "it", she gave him her hotel keys, showed him a revealing picture, did an air bite, kept on touching Phil. She said her brain has a lot of bad things in it. Meanwhile Alex teases Luke into convincing him he is adopted, Denise plans to take him back home after her visit. In the Pritchett-Delgado family plotline, Jay tries to urge Manny that failure does not make a person weak, he gives Manny a Successories poster but Manny does not accept it. Jay decides to place the poster on Manny's wall to help reinforce his idea; the poster falls into Manny's terrarium, killing the pet turtle Shel Turtlestein. Jay creates an elaborate alibi by faking a break-in by a raccoon. Gloria urges Jay to confess. Jay spends the day justifying the deception by relating a similar incident where he owned up to the truth when he accidentally killed Mitchell's pet bird Fly-za Minnelli and it wounded their relationship.

Jay's conscience wins and he confesses - Manny tells him he had it figured out the entire time. In the Pritchett-Tucker family plotline, Mitchell has been missing significant moments in Lily's development and is agitated about it. Cameron urges Mitchell to review his priorities and Mitchell subsequently decides that on his days off, his priorities are his family and that he hates his job, he tells his boss. Mitchell leaves for home and is ecstatic that he stood up for himself but starts having anxiety attacks once he is home regarding the future of the family. Jay tells Mitchell that he will help out while Mitchell looks for a new job; this help turns out to be the poster. The episode was directed by Jason Winer; this was the second episode for Lawson after "Great Expectations" and the eleventh episode Winer directed. In its original American broadcast, "Truth Be Told" earned a 3.7 rating among adults 18-49. The episode rebounded 9% over the previous week's drop; the episode got positive reviews.

Robert Canning of IGN gave the episode an 8.6/10. He noted the "combo of Jay and Manny continued to establish itself as a great comedy duo", he praised the Dunphy plotline, stating "I could have watched an entire half-hour of Phil dealing with the situation created by a visiting ex-girlfriend."Jason Hughes of TV Squad gave it a positive review saying that "episode was brilliant". Additionally, "...the trueness and heart of these characters is what makes the buffoonery we see so much more palatable. It takes it from broad comedy to character studies we can appreciate and care about."Lesley Savage of Entertainment Weekly gave it a positive review saying that the episode was "pure genius". Donna Bowman of The A. V. Club gave it an A with readers giving it a B+, she rated Ty Burrell's performance of Phil dealing with his situation with his ex-girlfriend and his wife "a thing of beauty, a virtuoso high point of the season." The other two subplots were "just as sitcom-standard, as funny". M. L. House of TV Fanatic named Judy Greer the best guest star of the season saying "because she made Phil look sane and reasonable during her stint on the show."

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Wei Fangzhi

Wei Fangzhi, formally the Duke of Fuyang, was an official of the Chinese dynasty Tang Dynasty who served as chancellor during the first reign of Emperor Ruizong. Wei Fangzhi's grandfather Wei Yunqi had served as an official both during the early Tang Dynasty and Tang's predecessor Sui Dynasty, but was killed in 626 shortly after the coup known as the Incident at Xuanwu Gate—as his superior Dou Gui, with whom he had a poor relationship, suspected him of being an associate of Li Jiancheng the Crown Prince, killed during the incident by his brother Li Shimin the Prince of Qin. Wei Fangzhi's father Wei Shishi subsequently served as a Tang official as well, by the time of Emperor Ruizong's first reign was prefect of Hua Prefecture and deputy head of the household of the crown prince Li Chengqi, with the title of Duke of Fuyang. Not much is known about the early part of Wei Fangzhi's own career. By 684, he was serving as Luantai Shilang, the deputy head of the examination bureau of government, when Emperor Ruizong's powerful mother and regent Empress Dowager Wu moved him to the post of Fengge Shilang, the deputy head of the legislative bureau and gave him the designation of Tong Fengge Luantai Pinzhangshi, making him a chancellor de facto.

In 685, she gave him the more honorific designation of Tong Fenge Luantai Sanpin. Wei Fangzhi served as chancellor for the next several years, but his acts were unrecorded in history. An exception was in 687, when Empress Dowager Wu wanted to commission his fellow chancellor Wei Daijia to attack Tufan. Wei Fangzhi, pursuant to the usual protocol, requested that a censor be made the auditor for the campaign. Empress Dowager Wu, rejected his request, pointing out that an auditor served to interfere with the authority of the commanding general, therefore did not commission an auditor for the campaign, it was recorded that around that time, Empress Dowager Wu had a large body of administrative regulations drafted, known as the Chuigong Regulations, that Wei Fangzhi was instrumental in editing the regulations to make them appropriate and was praised for it. By spring 690, Empress Dowager Wu's nephews Wu Chengsi and Wu Sansi had become powerful, the chancellors had to bow to them; when Wei Fangzhi suffered an illness that year, Wu Chengsi and Wu Sansi went to visit him, but Wei lay on his bed and did not answer their greetings.

When someone warned him that not doing so risked offending them, he responded, "Life and death are all determined by heaven. How can a real man prostrate himself to flatter imperial relatives just to avoid disaster?" Soon, Wei was falsely accused by Empress Dowager Wu's trusted secret police official Zhou Xing, he was exiled to Dan Prefecture, his assets were seized. That year, after Empress Dowager Wu had taken the throne from Emperor Ruizong and become "emperor" of her own Zhou Dynasty, Wei was executed in exile. Only after Wu Zetian herself was overthrown in 710 and replaced by Emperor Ruizong's brother Emperor Zhongzong were Wei's honors posthumously restored. Old Book of Tang, vol. 75. New Book of Tang, vol. 103. Zizhi Tongjian, vols. 203, 204