Chile beat New Zealand 2-0 in a FIFA World Cup™ build-up match today thanks to goals from Gonzalo Fierro and Estedan Parades.
Fierro struck after 68 minutes and Parades netted four minutes later to give the South Americans victory in a match opposing two FIFA World Cup qualifiers at KaNyamazane, a town near the eastern city of Nelspruit.
Chile laboured to break down the technically limited if dogged Kiwis in front of a crowd of some 4,000, who were given free tickets by the local authorities to see the sides in their final FIFA World Cup preparation game.
Both teams made several changes over the course of an encounter divided into three 30-minute segments, meaning a run out for almost everyone in the respective squads, save for Chilean forward Humberto Suazo and New Zealand midfielder Tim Brown, who are both injured.
Chile face European champions Spain, Honduras and Switzerland in Group H and the New Zealanders, whose only previous FIFA World Cup showing ended at the group stage in 1982, face defending champions Italy, Paraguay and Slovakia in Group F.