Mon, 05 Dec 2022

BEIJING, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Australia beat New Zealand 2-0, while Mexico overcame Peru 1-0 in the 2022 FIFA World Cup warmups over the weekend.

Mitchell Duke scored a header in the 54th minute to break the deadlock for the Socceroos. Substitute Jason Cummings converted an 80th-minute penalty to seal the victory. Over 35,000 fans witnessed the farewell of New Zealand captain Winston Reid.

Australia qualified for their fifth consecutive World Cup after beating Peru in the intercontinental play-off in June. Drawn in Group D, Australia will play France, Tunisia and Denmark.

At California's Rose Bowl, Hirving Lozano lofted Andres Guardado's corner kick into the back of the net in the 85th minute to lift Mexico over Peru.

Mexico is in Group C and will take on Argentina, Poland and Saudi Arabia in Qatar.

In a friendly held in France, Boulaye Dia opened the scoring with a long-range strike just four minutes into the game, and Bayern Munich winger Sadio Mane scored a penalty before the break, gifting Senegal a 2-0 victory over Bolivia.

Senegal is in Group A with hosts Qatar, Ecuador and the Netherlands at the World Cup.

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