France Vs Honduras, Group E - Live Score

MONDAY 16TH JUNE - 12:30AM (LOCAL) | ESTADIO BEIRA-RIO, PORTO ALEGRE

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France Honduras

France: Having managed to help the national side win the World Cup as a player (1998), Didier Deschamps will be hoping he can do the same as the manager for the side. With a relatively young side, France can make a difference in the World Cup this time, looking to improve on a terrible run in South Africa.

Honduras: Making their third appearance in the World Cup (second time in a row), Honduras will try to take their oppurtunity to go beyond the group stage. If they manage to do so, it would be the first time they qualify for the Round of 16. Honduras will count on Wilson Palacios, Carlo Costly and Jerry Bengtson to make history.

Head-to-Head

The two sides are meeting for the first time.

Line-ups

France

Hugo Lloris, Patrice Evra, Raphael Varane, Mamadou Sakho, Mathieu Debuchy, Yohan Cabaye, Paul Pogba, Blaise Matuidi, Antoine Griezmann, Karim Benzema, Mathieu Valbuena

Honduras

Noel Valladares, Brayan Beckles, Maynor Figueroa, Victor Bernardez, Emilio Izaguirre, Andy Najar, Wilson Palacios, Roger Espinoza, Luis Garrido, Carlos Costly, Jerry Bengston

Referee: Sandro Ricci (BRA)

Commentary

(172 Mins)

FULL-TIME - France 3-0 Honduras

(170 Mins)

France are still attacking. Evra carries the ball down the left but his cross doesnt make it past the first defender.

(169 Mins)

Were in to added time. Three minutes shown by the fourth official.

(165 Mins)

Paul Pogba has posted a cartoon on Twitter every time France have scored. The image shows fans celebrating under the caption Gooooooool!!! Whod have though Deschamps would let him Tweet from the bench?

(164 Mins)

Hugo Lloris has been a spectator for most of the game. Honduras, as we know, have not scored in any of their previous four World Cup matches. Theyre about to make it five in a row.

(161 Mins)

YELLOW CARD - Luis Garrido is booked for a foul on Blaise Matuidi. Replays show the Honduran kicking the Frenchmans knee with his studs up. Hes lucky not to see red.

(160 Mins)

Ten minutes left to play. Barring a miracle, Honduras will open their World Cup campaign with a defeat.

(158 Mins)

Karim Benzema is looking for his hat-trick. Frances second goal was the first in international football to be awarded using technology, were being told.

(157 Mins)

Patrice Evra is back on the field.

(156 Mins)

SUBSTITUTION - Valbuena is coming off, hes been excellent tonight. Olivier Giroud replaces him.

(153 Mins)

Patrice Evra went down in the build up to that goal. Hes stretchered off but appears to be walking normally on the touchline now. Were yet to see if he will rejoin the game.

(151 Mins)

Theres no doubt about that one. The ball breaks loose after a French corner, and Karim Benzema thumps it into the roof of the night from a tight angle. Great finish: the Real Madrid man is now on a hat-trick.

(151 Mins)

GOAL - France 3-0 Honduras (Karim Benzema)

(146 Mins)

Sandro Meira Ricci has had a lot to do this evening. As well as awarding six yellows cards and one red, he was forced to address the Hondurans protests after the screens initially ruled out the second goal.

(144 Mins)

SUBSTITUTION - Rio Mavuba is on for the final 25 minutes. He replaces Yohan Cabaye.

(142 Mins)

Honduras dont look like they can get back into this match. A high ball is sent into the box but its an easy catch for Hugo Lloris.

(140 Mins)

This was the moment France scored their second. No debate about the ball crossing the line as it bounced off Valladares hand. Despite the drama, the technology got the decision right.

(139 Mins)

Les Bleus are looking for a third. Cabaye has a shot from 30 metres out, but it sails over the bar.

(137 Mins)

SUBSTITUTION - Honduras make their final change. Jorge Carlos replaces Andy Najar.

(137 Mins)

SUBSTITUTION - Paul Pogba makes way for Moussa Sissoko.

(135 Mins)

Benzema didnt know he had scored until the referee awarded the goal. There were angry protests from the Hondurans until the second replay was shown on the screens inside the stadium.

(133 Mins)

YELLOW CARD - Oscar Garcia has been booked for a late tackle.

(131 Mins)

There is confusion in the stadium as the initial replay appears to show the ball not crossing the line. However, the second replay confirms that the ball crossed the line as Valladares went down to collect the rebounding shot. An own-goal has now been given to the Honduran keeper.

(128 Mins)

Drama! Karim Benzema has a shot bounce off the post and into the arms of Valladares. But the referee awards a goal after getting confirmation from the goal-line technology.

(127 Mins)

OWN-GOAL - France 2-0 Honduras (Noel Valladares)

(126 Mins)

SUBSTITUTION - Jerry Bengston is the other player to make way, Oscar Garcia comes on.

(125 Mins)

SUBSTITUTION - Two changes at the start of the second half for Honduras. Victor Bernardez is off, hes been replaced by Osman Chavez.

(124 Mins)

The second half begins in Estadio Beira-Rio.

(120 Mins)

Didier Deschamps said “Honduras have the aptitude of physical combat” before the game, and theyve certainly not been afraid to get stuck in so far. Will they be able to keep it up in the second half? Were moments away from finding out.

(117 Mins)

As it stands, France and Switzerland lead Group E with three points each. The European sides were the slight favourites to progress to the knockout round prior to the tournament.

(115 Mins)

Thierry Henry has praised Valbuena for the crosses that he has put in from the wing. They have been causing severe problems for Honduras at the back.

(112 Mins)

France deserve to be ahead at the break. Theyve completely dominated the game so far.

(109 Mins)

The sides head off the field for the interval. Honduras will have to negotiate the next 45 minutes with ten men.

(108 Mins)

HALF-TIME - France 1-0 Honduras

(107 Mins)

YELLOW CARD - Yohan Cabaye is booked for a clumsy challenge on Andy Najar. That was careless from the Frenchman.

(106 Mins)

There will be three minutes of stoppage time.

(105 Mins)

France lead! Benzema sends the keeper the wrong way and scores Frances first goal of the World Cup.

(105 Mins)

GOAL - France 1-0 Honduras (Karim Benzema)

(103 Mins)

RED CARD - Palacios is sent-off for a second bookable offence. Disaster for Honduras.

(102 Mins)

PENALTY - France have a penalty! Palacios shoves Paul Pogba as the Frenchman runs into the box. Hes booked again, which means...

(101 Mins)

Bernardez is down after blocking a cross from Debuchy. Replays show his left knee appearing to give way as he stretched for the ball. Ouch.

(100 Mins)

There are just five minutes remaining of what has been a frantic half of football. France still look the more likely of the sides to score.

(98 Mins)

The noise levels have increased in Estadio Beira-Rio. The fans are urging their teams to find a goal before half-time.

(95 Mins)

A rare break forward for Honduras. They make their way down the right side of the pitch, only to see the ball bounce to safety off a French heel. They have created very little so far.

(93 Mins)

The game has lost some of its tempo in the aftermath of that incident. What are the odds on both teams making it the the end of the match with 11 men on the field?

(91 Mins)

We were delayed for a couple of minutes while the referee calmed things down. Play has now resumed.

(90 Mins)

Pogba was lucky not to be sent-off there. He looks like he knows it too.

(89 Mins)

YELLOW CARD - Wilson Palacios is also booked for the challenge which led to Pogbas reaction.

(86 Mins)

YELLOW CARD - Paul Pogba is booked for an awful foul on Wilson Palacios. He kicked out at the Honduran after Palacios stamped on the Frenchmans knee. The Hondurans wanted to see a red card for that.

(83 Mins)

France hit the bar again! This time a header from Griezmann. So close.

(82 Mins)

Cabaye has a shot 20 metres out, but it bobbles wide. His side a struggling to create clear-cut chances at the moment.

(81 Mins)

France are pumping cross after cross into the Honduran penalty area. Valladares is being kept busy in goal.

(78 Mins)

Wilson Palacios is down and the stretcher is on. It isnt required though, as he limps off after being treated by the physios. The Stoke man appeared to go down clutching his knee.

(77 Mins)

Patrice Evra appears to have shaken off the knock that he picked up a few minutes ago.

(75 Mins)

Off the bar! The ball is crossed in but only cleared as far as Blaise Matuidi, whose shot is brilliantly tipped onto the woodwork by Noel Valladares. Fantastic save.

(73 Mins)

The pressure is beginning to build on the Central Americans. France have had a lot of possession in the first 15 minutes.

(72 Mins)

No chances yet for Honduras. Mathieu Debuchy hasnt had much defending to do so far.

(70 Mins)

Ambitious, but unsuccessful. The cross is sent to the edge of the box but Benzemas header bounces tamely wide.

(69 Mins)

France have a free-kick on the edge of the Honduran penalty area. This could be dangerous.

(68 Mins)

YELLOW CARD - Patrice Evra is booked for a foul on Andy Najar. The Frenchman comes off worse in the challenge, and spends a few seconds down in pain on the floor. He looks fine to continue, though.

(66 Mins)

The first chance of the game falls to France. Griezmann hits the ball on the half-volley but its deflected away from goal.

(63 Mins)

Its been a feisty start to the match. The Hondurans appear to be playing a very physical game. It could explain why Karim Benzema has started instead of Olivier Giroud.

(61 Mins)

No announcement to explain why the anthems werent played. There is speculation that the speakers in the stadium are broken.

(60 Mins)

France are playing in blue, and Honduras a lined up in an all-white strip. And were off.

(59 Mins)

Both sets of fans are making plenty of noise. We are moments away from kick-off.

(57 Mins)

The teams are out and we are about to start. Oddly though, the referee gets fed up of waiting for the anthems to start and tells the players to shake hands. Maybe a technical problem was to blame?

(56 Mins)

The Hondurans also have cause for complaint. French TV aired the documentary ‘Les miserables du Honduras’ in February. Coach Luis Suarez has said he has used the footage to motivate his players. He added: "They will see what we can do."

(55 Mins)

The match begins this evening in the aftermath of a bizarre story from the French camp: Didier Deschamps complained that a training session was interrupted by a drone hovering over the playing field. Fifa has launched an investigation to find out who was behind it.

(54 Mins)

Honduras Starting XI: Valladares, Figueroa, Bernardez, Izaguirre, Palacios, Bengtson, Costly, Espinoza, Najar, Garrido, Beckeles.

(54 Mins)

France Starting XI: Lloris, Debuchy, Evra, Varane, Sakho, Cabaye, Valbuena, Benzema, Griezmann, Matuidi, Pogba.

(53 Mins)

This is the first time France and Honduras have ever played each other. It comes as France look to get their first win at a World Cup finals since beating Togo in 2006. Honduras meanwhile have not scored in their previous four World Cup fixtures.

(50 Mins)

Hello and welcome to this live coverage of France v Honduras. Group E got off to a dramatic start earlier as Haris Seferovic scored in stoppage time to give Switzerland a 2-1 win over Ecuador. If this match is half as exciting, were in for a great 90 minutes.

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