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Jun 3, 2014 4:50 PM

Switzerland Beats Peru 2-0 In Last WCup Warm Up

LUCERNE, Switzerland (AP) - Star forward Xherdan Shaqiri scored a rare right-footed goal to help Switzerland beat Peru 2-0 in its final World Cup warm-up match on Tuesday.

The Bayern Munich winger struck in the 84th minute, finishing smartly after taking a long through pass in his stride.

Switzerland right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner headed the opening goal in the 78th from left-back Ricardo Rodriguez's cross.

The slow-starting Swiss played their best football near the end, following the same pattern as their 1-0 win against Jamaica last Friday.

Coach Ottmar Hitzfeld's team leaves for Brazil on Friday with just one loss in 18 matches over the past two years.

Switzerland opens its Group E program against Ecuador on June 15 in Brasilia.

It then plays France in Salvador and Honduras in Manaus.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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