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FIFA World Cup: Argentina beats Trindad & Tobago in warm-up

India TV News Desk 05 Jun 2014, 8:09:54 IST
India TV News Desk
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina : Goals by Rodrigo Palacio, Javier Mascherano and Maxi Rodriguez led Argentina to a 3-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago in a World Cup warm-up Wednesday.

  
Argentina dominated Trinidad, a non-World Cup qualifier, from the beginning, but struggled to find the net. Palacio finally did near the end of the first half with a header.
   
The hosts made it 2-0 after star striker Lionel Messi hit the post with a free kick. Mascherano was in position to send home the rebound.
   
Rodriguez, a substitute, finished off the scoring on a pass from Palacio.
   
It was a strong showing for Argentina, one of the World Cup favorites. The Argentines will open the tournament in Brazil on June 15 against Bosnia and Herzegovina, but first play Slovenia in a friendly on Saturday.