Sports

Switzerland beats Peru 2-0 in last World Cup warm-up match, heads to Brazil with 1 loss in 18

  • Switzerland's Valon Behrami, left, challenges Peru's Cristian Benavente Bristol for the ball during their international friendly soccer match at the Swissporarena in Lucerne, Switzerland, Tuesday June 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Sigi Tischler, Keystone)

    Switzerland's Valon Behrami, left, challenges Peru's Cristian Benavente Bristol for the ball during their international friendly soccer match at the Swissporarena in Lucerne, Switzerland, Tuesday June 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Sigi Tischler, Keystone)  (The Associated Press)

  • Peru fans cheer prior to the international friendly soccer match against Switzerland at the Swissporarena in Lucerne, Switzerland, Tuesday June 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Klaunzer, Keystone)

    Peru fans cheer prior to the international friendly soccer match against Switzerland at the Swissporarena in Lucerne, Switzerland, Tuesday June 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Klaunzer, Keystone)  (The Associated Press)

Star forward Xherdan Shaqiri scored a rare right-footed goal to help Switzerland beat Peru 2-0 in its final World Cup warm-up match on Tuesday.

The Bayern Munich winger struck in the 84th minute, finishing smartly after taking a long through pass in his stride.

Switzerland right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner headed the opening goal in the 78th from left-back Ricardo Rodriguez's cross.

The slow-starting Swiss played their best football near the end, following the same pattern as their 1-0 win against Jamaica last Friday.

Coach Ottmar Hitzfeld's team leaves for Brazil on Friday with just one loss in 18 matches over the past two years.

Switzerland opens its Group E program against Ecuador on June 15 in Brasilia.

It then plays France in Salvador and Honduras in Manaus.