The Chile World Cup is the sixth FIFA World Cup to be held in South America.
There are five countries participating in the competition, as well as a host of other international footballing and entertainment events.
The tournament is being held in the same stadium as the Copa America Centenario, a continental competition held in Uruguay.
The 2018 FIFA World Youth Championships will also take place in the Copacabana.
This will be the first time the country has hosted the tournament.
The tournament is expected to be a huge success.
Chile, with a population of just over 30 million, is the only South American country to host a FIFA World cup.
It has hosted five previous World Cups.
It hosted the 1994, 1998 and 2000 editions, while it hosted the 2012 edition.
The host country is Brazil, which hosted the 2010 and 2014 editions.
Brazil has hosted seven FIFA World Cups in the past.
The country has been a long-term fixture for the tournament and has hosted both of the major tournaments since 2002.