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')

Didier Deschamps hails France display

France head coach Didier Deschamps during a press conference on November 11, 2013
© AFP
France manager Didier Deschamps praises his team following their World Cup Group E victory against Honduras.

France manager Didier Deschamps has praised his team following their World Cup Group E victory against Honduras.

Les Bleus claimed a 3-0 win in Porto Alegre, thanks to a double from Karim Benzema and an own goal from keeper Noel Valladares.

Their task was made easier by the fist-half dismissal of Wilson Palacios and Deschamps revealed that he was pleased at the display from his players.

"This is a very good start," he told TF1. "We've had good times during our preparation, but this is competition. Winning today is a very good start.

"We will enjoy this victory... 3-0 win in the World Cup, because it's never easy. We have been patient. We had our chance and hit the bar twice in the first period.

"We did well. Pleasure is total in football when there is victory. Congratulations to the players."

France will take on Switzerland in their second Group E match on Friday.

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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