If specualation is correct - and really, that's all I've got at this point - then Chile will not be back for WCP 2011. While it pains to see a team fold, I also have to nod and say, "At least we're not losing any talent."
Looking back at the 2010 standings Chile had an 0-4-0 record in Pool A and finished at -10 with only 5 goals scored. They weren't competitive and never threatened to seriously challenge the top 2 teams in that pool. We've all seen the men's tournament expand to the point where a lot ot teams' talent is ridiculously watered down so I, for one, am happy to see Chile fold up the tent and call it quits.
It would be even better if the men's side were to remain at 22 teams because in a couple of years it might have fallen to 20. Instead, two new teams are joining. On behalf of all the Norway players and fans, I'm crossing my fingers that we're in the same pool as Somalia or Sudan - or both.