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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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“I thought Karim played particularly well, as did the team as a whole. I went for a mobile front line to avoid getting into an overly physical battle, to stretch their defence and tire them out. It took time, but it worked out in the end," Didier Deschamps, France coach.

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17:52
The final whistle sounds.
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.
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.
17:45
87'BECKELES (Honduras) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on GIROUD (France).
17:42
84'GRIEZMANN (France) takes a corner kick.
17:41
83' GARRIDO (Honduras) is cautioned.
17:41
82'GARRIDO (Honduras) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on MATUIDI (France).
17:36
78' GIROUD (in) comes off the bench to replace VALBUENA (out) (France)
17:35
76'VALBUENA (France) swings in the corner.
17:33
75'BECKELES (Honduras) sees an effort go off target.
17:30
72' BENZEMA (France) scores!!
17:30
72'ESPINOZA (Honduras) blocks the shot.

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Line-ups

France
FranceFRA
Honduras
HondurasHON
(GK)(C)
(GK)(C)
3
46' HT
65'
46' HT
78'
13
17
58'
19
57'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
46' HT
78'
12
65'
15
17
57'
14
46' HT
20
20
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

  • Cloudy
  • 18° CTemperature
  • 19 m/sWind
  • 78 %Humidity

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)