Jun 15, 2014 at 8pm UK
France
3-0
Honduras
Benzema (45' pen., 72'), Valladares (48' og.)
Evra (8'), Pogba (28'), Cabaye (45')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Palacios (28'), Garcia (53'), Garrido (83')
Palacios (43')

Karim Benzema "proud" of France victory

France's forward Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring his teams third goal with midfielder Mathieu Valbuena, during a Group E football match between France and Honduras at the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15,
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Karim Benzema speaks of his pride at scoring twice for France in their World Cup opener against Honduras.

Karim Benzema has spoken of his pride at scoring twice for France in their World Cup opener against Honduras.

The Real Madrid striker netted a goal in each half as Les Bleus eased to a comfortable 3-0 win against their Group E rivals.

"I'm very happy and very proud. A hat-trick would've been great, but the important thing is that the team wins," he told reporters.

"Some judge me on the number of goals I score, but the way I see it I have many different ways of contributing.

"I had it in my mind to play a good game and win while playing my football without pressure. That's what we all did tonight."

Benzema has netted 23 goals in 67 appearances for France.

France head coach Didier Deschamps during a press conference on November 11, 2013
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