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Del Bosque believes Spain will benefit from the surprisingly stern test posed by Haiti

Haiti game a good test for Spain - Del Bosque

Del Bosque believes Spain will benefit from the surprisingly stern test posed by Haiti

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The Roja boss believes the 2-1 win over the Caribbeans was useful preparation for the up-coming Confederations Cup

Vicente del Bosque was pleased with his Spain side's performance after they overcame a resilient Haiti side in a friendly clash on Saturday in Florida.

Goals from Santi Cazorla and Cesc Fabregas in the first half proved sufficient to hand la Roja the win despite Wilde-Donald Guerrier's shock strike in the final 15 minutes and Del Bosque feels the match was effective preparation for the up-coming Confederations Cup finals in Brazil.

"In the first half, I think we played to our level, we controlled the ball and created chances," he told reporters after the match.

"After the break we put less pressure on, played with less intensity and Haiti were able to see more of the ball and play better, but overall it was a good test for us."

Haiti goalscorer Guerrier had celebrated the birth of his son Cristiano - named after the Real Madrid superstar - the day before the game, and he was thrilled at the way his side showcased their ability against the world's finest side.

"It was a great honour to play against the world champions and I think we showed that Haiti is not only about the earthquake we had, but we showed that we have talent," the defender enthused.

"I was very pleased to get a goal against the number one team in the world. They are great players but they are human beings, they aren't from another planet."

Spain face Ireland in New York in a final warm-up game prior to the Confederations Cup, in which they will face Uruguay, Nigeria and Tahiti in Group B.

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