Spain beats South Korea 1-0

Published Jun. 3, 2010 12:29 p.m. ET

Midfielder Jesus Navas scored his first goal for Spain to earn the European champion a 1-0 win over South Korea in a World Cup warmup Thursday.

Navas found the net in the 85th minute with a powerful 25-yard shot just after South Korea goalkeeper Jung Sung-ryong denied Spain striker David Villa.

Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas appeared in Spain's starting lineup for the first time since fracturing his leg early in April and played for almost an hour. But striker Fernando Torres was kept on the sideline as he continues his battle to fully recover from a knee injury.