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Chile beats Northern Ireland 2-0 in World Cup warm-up match

Chile's Jose Rojas, battles for the ball during an international friendly soccer match against Northern Ireland, in Valparaiso, Chile, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

Chile's Jose Rojas, battles for the ball during an international friendly soccer match against Northern Ireland, in Valparaiso, Chile, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)  (The Associated Press)

Chile beat Northern Ireland 2-0 on Wednesday night in its final World Cup warm-up game, a match that marked the return of midfielder Arturo Vidal.

Vidal came on in the 76th minute. Just two minutes later he made a precise pass to Alexis Sanchez, who in turn made a lob pass so striker Eduardo Vargas could head it into the net.

Vidal made another perfect pass a few minutes later that Mauricio Pinilla turned into a goal in the 82nd. Vidal underwent knee surgery May 7 and he had been doubtful for Chile's World Cup opener against Australia on June 13.

Northern Ireland did not qualify for the World Cup.