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')

Goal-line technology decides World Cup goal for first time

Goal-line tech awards World Cup goal
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Goal-line technology is used for the first time at a World Cup this evening, as France are awarded their second strike against Honduras.

Goal-line technology has been used for the first time at a World Cup this evening, when France were awarded their second strike against Honduras.

In the second half of the Group E game in Belo Horizonte, Karim Benzema's shot came back off the post and rolled across the goal-line after hitting goalkeeper Noel Valladares.

The 37-year-old tried to claw the ball back from the line but GoalControl indicated a goal, awarded to the Honduran stopper, and Brazilian referee Sandro Ricci pointed to the centre circle.

France would go on to win the match 3-0, with Benzema scoring twice either side of the incident.

GoalControl was first used at the FIFA Club World Cup in December.

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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