Hosts South Africa wrapped up preparations for the World Cup with another impressive display which helped them edge out Denmark in Atteridgeville.
Katlego Mphela scored the only goal – his fourth in three matches – 14 minutes from time to ensure Carlos Alberto Parreira’s team will head into their opening match against Mexico full of confidence.
The Brazilian coach named a strong starting XI, which featured at least eight certainties to start next Friday’s opener at Soccer City. Itumeleng Khune, Bongani Khumalo, Aaron Mokoena, Kagisho Dikgacoi, Teko Modise, Steven Pienaar, Siphiwe Tshabalala and Mphela were all in.
The Danes also played several of their big guns, including Liverpool defender Daniel Agger, midfielder Christian Poulsen of Juventus and veteran Feyenoord front-man Jon Dahl Tomasson.