16 Jun 2014

France beat Honduras 3-0 first up

11:28 am on 16 June 2014

France has beaten Honduras 3-0 in a fiesty group E World Cup football match in Porto Alegre.

The physical Hondurans had a player sent off for a second yellow card offence just before the break.

Karim Benzema scored from the resulting penalty spot kick and added the third midway through the second half.

Goal-line technology was used for the first time at the tournament for France's second goal.

In the earlier game in group E, Switzerland scored with virtually the last kick of the game to beat Ecuador 2-1.