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Iran beats Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 in last World Cup warm-up, played behind closed doors

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    Iran's Khosrow Heidari, left, heads the ball while Trinidad and Tobago's Sheldon Bateau defends on the play during the first half of an international soccer friendly at the Corinthians soccer team training center Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Sunday, June 8, 2014. Iran will play in group F of the 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (The Associated Press)

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    Iran's Reza Ghouchannejad, left, and Trinidad's Sheldon Bateau go up for the ball during the first half of an international soccer friendly at the Corinthians soccer team training center Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Sunday, June 8, 2014. Iran will play in group F of the 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (The Associated Press)

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    Iran's Khosrow Heidari, center, competes for the ball with Trinidad and Tobago's Kevin Molino, left, and Khaleem Hyland during the first half of an international soccer friendly at the Corinthians soccer team training center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, June 8, 2014. Iran will play in group F of the 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (The Associated Press)

Iran defeated Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 in a World Cup warm-up on Sunday played in a stadium that was empty apart from a few journalists.

Ehsan Haji Safi scored late in the first half and Dutch-born Reza Ghoochannejhad, who plays for English Championship team Charlton Athletic, added a goal early in the second.

Iran dominated on a windswept field in northeast Sao Paulo, with about two dozen media looking on at the practice facility where the Iranians have been working out.

Haji Safi put Iran ahead in the second minute of first-half stoppage time after Trinidad failed to clear a corner kick by Fulham's Ashkan Dejagah. Ghoochannejhad doubled the lead from about 10 yards about five minutes into the second half.

Javad Nekounam's penalty kick early in the second half was saved by goalkeeper Jan Michael Williams after Dejagah was fouled in the penalty area.

Iran opened its World Cup preparations with three warm-ups in Austria, 0-0 draws against Belarus and Montenegro, then a 1-1 draw with Angola.

Getting ready for its fifth World Cup appearance and first since 2006, the 43rd-ranked Iranians open against Nigeria on June 16, then play Argentina and close the group stage against Bosnia-Herzegovina.