Jeff Gross

France vs. Honduras, 2014 World Cup: Easy win for Les Bleus

Honduras midfielder got himself sent off and gave away a penalty in the first half. From there, it was smooth sailing for France, who won 3-0 and could have had twice that many goals.

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France scrap to 3-0 win over Honduras

France opened their World Cup campaign with a 3-0 victory over an extremely physical Honduras, who had a man sent off in the first half.

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Goal-line technology rules

Is this a goal?

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Hmm, I'm really not sure. Let's check with science.

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YEAH SCIENCE! It's 2-0, France.

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Palacios off, France ahead

Honduras were never expected to get anything out of their match with France, so no one will be shocked by the beating they're about to receive, but Wilson Palacios really should have given his team more of a chance. Just a few minutes after narrowly avoiding a sending off for stomping on Paul Pogba, he barged the Juventus man in the back in the penalty area, leading to a spot kick, a second yellow card, and a 1-0 France lead.

This was just a really, really dumb foul.

And Karim Benzema's finish was gorgeous.

For most of the first half, Honduras played pretty well defensively and looked like they might be capable of squeaking out a 0-0 draw. But now they trail, and their chances of scoring while down a men are basically nil. And since they've been put in this position by their most famous and experienced midfielder, this is pretty disappointing.

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You can't just stomp on people

Honduras midfielder Wilson Palacios wasn't really making serious attempts at winning the ball here, but more attempts at stepping on Paul Pogba's legs.

Cupstomp

Somehow, this only resulted in a yellow card, even though it certainly constitutes dangerous play and produced a decent fight. This is going to be a nasty game.

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France vs. Honduras: Lineups

There are few surprises in the starting lineups for France's World Cup opener against Honduras.

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Was a drone spying on France's training session?

Didier Deschamps feels like somebody's watching him. And he has have no privacy.

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France mean business this time round

France should overpower Honduras in their opening game, as the French arrive at the tournament meaning serious business.

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France expected to crush Honduras

France should be expected to roll over Honduras without any trouble whatsoever when the two teams play each other, but as ever with France, you never know what you're going to get.

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