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England beats Peru 3-0 in World Cup warm-up

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Sunday, June 01, 2014

LONDON - England will head to the Americas with optimism intact after overcoming Peru 3-0 yesterday in their final World Cup friendly on home soil at Wembley Stadium.

In the first of three warm-up matches, man of the match Daniel Sturridge put England ahead with a sweet 20-metre strike midway through the first half.

Centre-backs Gary Cahill and Phil Jagielka put their names on the scoresheet in the second period to complete a straightforward evening for England, who travel to Miami today for a pre-tournament training camp.

They will face Ecuador and Honduras there next week before opening their World Cup campaign against Group D rivals Italy in the Brazilian city of Manaus on June 14.

Manager Roy Hodgson was also able to hand a debut to young Everton defender John Stones, while he drew encouragement from the performance of Adam Lallana and a late cameo from the fit-again Jack Wilshere.

Defeat took Peru's run of games without victory to seven, but new coach Pablo Bengoechea had selected an experimental squad shorn of big-name players such as Claudio Pizarro and Jefferson Farfan.

Hodgson opted to select Danny Welbeck instead of in-form Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling, with the Manchester United man lining up on the left flank in a conventional 4-2-3-1 system.

It was the teams' first meeting since 1962.








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