Estadio Beira-Rio - Porto Alegre 15/06/2014 - 21:00CET (16:00 local time)

Final tournament - Group stage - Group E

France - Honduras
3-0
 

France - Honduras 3-0 - 15/06/2014 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Fluent France too slick for Honduras

Published: Sunday 15 June 2014, 22.00CET
Fluent France too slick for Honduras
Karim Benzema is mobbed after scoring the first France goal ©Getty Images

France produced an impressive display as they eased past Honduras in their opening Group E match.

Les Bleus had to be patient in a tetchy first half and were finally rewarded when Karim Benzema broke the deadlock from the penalty spot. Wilson Palacios saw red in conceding the spot kick to leave Honduras facing an uphill struggle after the interval and they quickly fell further behind through Noel Valladares' own goal. Benzema rifled in a third to add further gloss.

Match statistics

France
Honduras

3

Goals scored

0

19

Total attempts

3

5

Attempts on target

1

9

off target

2

3

blocked

1

2

against woodwork

0

8

Corners

0

1

Offsides

2

3

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

1

12

Fouls committed

14

13

Fouls suffered

12

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    83
    Figueroa (Honduras) is booked.
  • Substitution
    78
    Giroud (in) - Valbuena (out) (France)
  • Goal
    72
    Benzema (France) scores!
    Mathieu Debuchy's fierce drive is blocked but the rebound falls perfectly for Karim Benzema, who crashes it into the roof of the net.
  • Substitution
    65
    Mavuba (in) - Cabaye (out) (France)

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