By Anna Italia
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France making their debut with a victory defeating Honduras on Sunday 15 June 2014. France are playing Group E along Honduras, Switzerland, and Ecuador. There is is 1 Italian Serie A player with France National team the Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba while there are no Serie A Players with Honduras team.
Honduras remaining with 10 players since the 43rd minute after Referee Sandro Ricci granted a penalty to France. The penalty conceded by Honduras midfielder Walter Palacios after getting a second yellow card for a foul on midfielder Paul Pogba. Taking the penalty spot is Karim Benzema converting the penalty with a right footed shot defeating Honduras goalkeeper Noel Valladares in the bottom let corner.
Italian Serie A players with France National Football Team:
- Juventus midfielders Paul Pogba … played all 57 minutes after being replaced by midfielder Moussa Sissoko
Click the video to watch the highlights of the game, France vs Honduras, Sunday 15 June 2014, World Cup Group E
France 3 – 0 Honduras
Estadio Beira – Rio,
Porto Alegre Brazil,
Sunday 15 June 2014
Referee: Sandro Ricci (BRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Emerson DE CARVALHO (BRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcelo VAN GASSE (BRA)
Fourth official: Peter O LEARY (NZL)
Goals: 45′ Karim Benzema (pen), 48′ Noel Valladares (own goal), 72′ Karim Benzema
Official formations – Lineups:
France (4-3-3): Lloris; Debuchy, Varane, Sakho, Evrà; Matuidi, Paul Pogba, Cabaye; Griezmann, Benzema, Valbuena.
Honduras (4-4-2): Valladares; Beckeles, Bernandez, Figueroa, Izaguirre; Garcia B., Palacios W., Garrido, Espinoza; Costly, Bengtso.