World Champions were beaten 2 – 1 last night by South Africa’s World Cup opening opponents Mexico.
Goals from Carlos Vela and second-half substitute Alberto Medina helped Mexico to consign world champions Italy to a 2-1 friendly defeat in Brussels.
Vela opened the scoring in the 17th minute and Medina added a second six minutes from time before Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci grabbed a consolation a minute from the end.
Just as England had been outplayed by the Mexicans for long periods at Wembley last week, Italy were given the runaround by Javier Aguirre’s team at the King Baudouin Stadium. Whereas the English managed to scratch out a 3-1 win however, the Italians were stifled by an improved Mexican backline.
Jesus Navas struck a stunning winner as Spain left it late once again before recording a narrow World Cup warm-up victory over South Korea.
Five days after Fernando Llorente’s injury-time effort earned Spain a 3-2 win over Saudi Arabia, Navas popped up four minutes from time to slam an unstoppable 25-yard effort into the top corner of the net for the only goal of the match in Innsbruck.
That was Navas’ first goal for his country and means the European champions have now won 11 successive games, and improved their overall record during the last few years to 44 victories – including two after extra time – in 47 matches, with just one defeat.
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