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England beats Peru 3-0 in final Wembley warm-up before World Cup
England survived defensive lapses to overcome Peru 3-0 on Friday in its final game at Wembley Stadium before the World Cup.
Daniel Sturridge provided the friendly match's only standout moment when he put England ahead in the 32nd minute with a shot into the top corner of the net.
"They defended well and they were very compact," Sturridge said. "We had worked very hard throughout the week and there wasn't the match sharpness as much as we would have liked. But it was great to be out there and we are happy with the result."
Other results involving World Cup teams Friday saw defending champion Spain beat Bolivia 2-0, Switzerland defeat Jamaica 1-0, and Iran tied Angola 1-1.
Later Friday, Uruguay took on Northern Ireland, Chile faced Egypt, and Ivory Coast played Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Fernando Torres and Andres Iniesta connected for Spain. Torres calmly stroked a 51st-minute penalty kick down the middle with goalkeeper Romel Quinonez diving right. Iniesta charged forward to curl a shot around Quinonez in the 84th to seal the victory.
In London, England's other two goals in the second half came due to Peru's inability to defend corner kicks.
Phil Jagielka's set piece was headed home in the 65th minute by Gary Cahill, and Jagielka found the net himself five minutes later after goalkeeper Raul Fernandez dropped Leighton Baines' corner.
England heads to Miami to play friendlies against Ecuador and Honduras before flying on to Brazil for its World Cup opener against Italy on June 14.
"We had to be patient but we were dominant throughout," England coach Roy Hodgson said.
Josip Drmic's emergence as Switzerland's best source for World Cup goals continued when he put in an 84th-minute shot to beat Jamaica. It was his third goal in two international friendlies this year.
Switzerland improved after a lacklustre first half, when coach Ottmar Hitzfeld started with only five players from his likely World Cup lineup.
The Swiss host Peru next Tuesday before travelling to Brazil.
At Hartberg, Austria, Iran's Karim Ansarifard scored the equalizer in the 56th minute after being set up by Ehsan Hajsafi and delivering a low diagonal shot past keeper Delgado Elber.
Silva had scored with a header in his international debut to give Angola the lead three minutes before halftime.
Iran hasn't won since beating Kuwait in Asian Cup qualification in March. Iran has a final test against Trinidad and Tobago in Sao Paulo on June 8 before taking on Nigeria, Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina in Group F at the World Cup.
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