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Benzema bags brace as Bleus beat Honduras

Karim Benzema scored twice as France cruised to a 3-0 win over Honduras in a match that turned on Wilson Palacios's first-half red card.

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17:57
France
FranceFRA
Honduras
HondurasHON

Statistics

Ball possession

63%
37%
13Fouls Committed14
10Attempts On Target2
20Shots4
3Total Goals scored0
1Penalties scored0
17:57

Goal Counter

34Goals so far
BENZEMA
FRA3-0HON
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FRA
BENZEMA
17:55
BENZEMA
FranceFRA
Forward

has been elected Man of the Match

90MINUTES PLAYED36TOTAL PASSES2GOALS FOR7SHOTS
17:52
The final whistle sounds.

FULL TIME: France have recorded a rather routine victory on their Brazil 2014 bow, with a Benzema brace sandwiching a Valladares own goal, which was confirmed by goal-line technology. It's only France's second group stage win since their 1998 triumph, and the comfortable nature of their win today mean they are just one more strike shy of 100 World Cup goals.

17:50
90'+MAVUBA (France) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on BONIEK (Honduras).
17:50
90'+MATUIDI (France) sees an effort go off target.

Evra finds space and breaks down the French left. His attempted cross is cut out and the ball breaks to Matuidi, who fires over the bar.

17:49
90'+DEBUCHY (France) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:47
89'O. CHAVEZ (Honduras) blocks the shot.
17:47
89'GRIEZMANN (France) sees his effort hit the target.

Man of the Match

Forward

has been elected Budweiser MAN OF THE MATCH!

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Line-ups

France
FranceFRA
Honduras
HondurasHON
(GK)(C)
(GK)(C)
46' HT
65'
46' HT
78'
58'
57'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
46' HT
78'
65'
57'
46' HT
58'
CoachCoach
Didier DESCHAMPS (FRA)Luis SUAREZ (COL)

Match Facts

Porto Alegre

From the subtropical climate to the cultural habits, Porto Alegre is fairly different from the other state capitals in Brazil.

Estadio Beira-Rio

  • Stadium nameEstadio Beira-Rio
  • CityPorto Alegre
  • Year constructed1969
  • Overall capacity43394

Weather

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Officials

  • Referee: Sandro RICCI
    Brazil
    BrazilBRA
  • Assistant Referee 1: Emerson DE CARVALHO (BRA)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Marcelo VAN GASSE (BRA)
  • Fourth official: Peter O LEARY (NZL)

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