(Reuters) - Peru scored their second victory over a European side in less than a week on Tuesday after a strong second-half performance helped them to a 3-1 win over Iceland in a friendly match in New Jersey.
The game was only two minutes old when poor defending from Iceland allowed Renato Tapia a free header from six yards out.
Iceland equalized midway through the first half when Jon Guoni Fjoluson headed home a corner from close range.
Peru took the lead again 12 minutes into the second half when Raul Ruidiaz slotted home from a tight angle before Jefferson Farfan got the third when his shot from 12 yards out took a deflection that wrongfooted the goalkeeper and trundled home.
The victory came four days after Peru beat Croatia 2-0 in Miami.
Peru are heading to their first World Cup in 36 years this summer and will face Denmark, France and Australia in Group C.
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Iceland, who are preparing for their first appearance at the finals, begin their Group D campaign against Argentina on June 16 before playing Nigeria and Croatia.
(Repofrting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Peter Rutherford)