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Spain extend unbeaten run with 2-0 win over Egypt

Written by: Staff

ELCHE, Spain, June 3 (Reuters) An opportunist strike from Raul and a superbly struck free kick from substitute Jose Antonio Reyes earned Spain a 2-0 win over African champions Egypt in a World Cup warm-up match in Elche today.

Raul, who has been the subject of an intense debate in the Spanish media as to whether or not he merits a place in the side, put his side in front when he guided home from close range after 14 minutes.

Spain struggled to press home their advantage against their hard-working opponents, but managed to extend their lead when Reyes sent a dipping free kick into the top corner early in the second half.

Luis Aragones's side, who are now unbeaten in 21 games, drew 0-0 against Russia last weekend and complete their World Cup preparations against fellow qualifiers Croatia in Geneva next Wednesday.

They begin their World Cup campaign against Ukraine in Leipzig on June 14 and then face Tunisia and Saudi Arabia in their remaining games in Group H.

Reuters PDS VP0353

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