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France 3-0 Honduras: Benzema hits brace in easy win over 10-man minnows - originally posted on Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema scored two as a dominant France saw off a poor Honduras in Porto Alegre this evening, with goal-line technology being used for the very first time in a World Cup finals match. The technology, developed by a German company and now used in the majority of the European Leagues, was called into action for the second French goal, with Benzema’s initial shot cannoning off the post, and seeming to cross the line via the unfortunate Noel Valladares in the Honduras goal. The goal was given to the dismay of the South Americans, but the evidence was conclusive, with the French home and dry well before the hour mark, having doubled the lead they took from the spot at the very end of the first half. Wilson Palacios, who had already been booked for an overly aggressive challenge on Paul Pogba midway through the first 45, unwisely careered into the Frenc...

Karim Benzema leads France to 3-0 Win Over Honduras (Video)

This was one of the few games in the World Cup so far that went according to plan. Forward Karim Benzema had a hand in all three of France’s goals against their Group E opponents, showing no fear in his first World Cup appearance. The game wasn’t without its share of controversy and physicality, as the Hondurans tried their patented rough approach with their more talented opponents...

Goal-Line Technology Makes Its World Cup Debut On France’s Karim Benzema’s Goal

 During France’s 3-0 win over Honduras on Sunday, goal-line technology made its World Cup debut. Karim Benzema, who would have had a hattrick on the day had FIFA not called this an own-goal, had a shot then went right off the cross bar and crossing the goal line before Honduras goalie Noel Valladares was able to stop it. […] The post Goal-Line Technology Makes Its World Cup...

2014 World Cup: Karim Benzema Scores Two As France Shuts Out Honduras

For 45 minutes, it seemed as though Honduras was going to be a pain in France’s neck as they kept them scoreless throughout much of the first half. However, one penalty late in the first half changed the complexion of the game. A yellow card against Honduras’ Wilson Palacios set up a penalty kick for France’s Karim Benzema in the 45th minute. Benzema converted on the PK...

World Cup: France beat ten man Honduras 3-0

Wilson Palacios is sent off and Honduras are reduced to 10 men Karim Benzema scored twice as France got their World Cup campaign off to a flying start with a 3-0 win over Honduras who had a man sent off before half time. France were unlucky not to take the lead earlier than they did, with just quarter of an hour on the clock Blaise Matuidi forced an impressive save from Noel Valladares...

World Cup Finally Uses Goal-Line Tech in France Victory (Video)

The World Cup’s goal-line technology was used for the first time in France’s 3-0 win over Honduras today. France’s forward Karim Benzema hit the ball at the post and it looked like it was not a goal. However, Honduras’ goalkeeper Valladares fumbled the ball across the line. This fumble along with the assisted goal-line technology allowed referee Sadro Ricci to award the goal...

Blow for Arsenal as agent of £30m striker rules out summer move

Blow for Arsenal as agent of £30m striker rules out summer move - originally posted on One of the major decisions Real Madrid will have to take this summer is whether to sell Karim Benzema to the highest bidder or provide him a contract extension. The French striker, who scored a brace against Honduras, has a contract till 2015 and has been targeted by top European...

Benzema: France ´can do something extraordinary´

France striker Karim Benzema believes his team can ‘do something extraordinary’ at the FIFA World Cup. Despite being without the […]

Ben Arfa Should Heed This Savvy Advice

When football players talk about other players these days, you tend to take with a pinch of salt what they say,  but yesterday France’s number one striker  Karim Benzema had some very good advice for Newcastle United winger Hatem Ben Arfa, who is not only finding it difficult to make it into the Newcastle first […]

Matuidi: Benzema deserves starting spot

France midfielder Blaise Matuidi has endorsed Karim Benzema to lead their line at the FIFA World Cup. The Real Madrid […]

2014 FIFA World Cup Game 9: France vs. Honduras Recap

In the second game of a three-game day, France took on Honduras in the second Group E match-up today. For Honduras, now at their third World Cup, they are still waiting for their first win. Lineups: France (4-3-3): Hugo Lloris (C) (GK), Mathieu Debuchy, Raphael Varane, Mamadou Sakho, Patrice Evra (DEF), Yohan Cabaye, Paul Pogba, Blaise Matuidi, Antoine Griezmann, Mathieu...

A Day Four recap of all three World Cup matches

As the goals are continuing to be scored at an amazing rate in Brazil at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Group E teams Switzerland and Ecuador took to the pitch to begin Sunday’s action. France and Honduras played the day’s second match with Lionel Messi and Argentina joining the party and starting Group F play against Bosnia & Herzegovina in Sunday’s third match. Ecuador’s...

WATCH Use Of Goal Line Technology In France-Honduras Game

There’s no doubt that there are some very angry Honduras fans in Central America tonight after Karim Benzema’s shot rocketed off the post and into the palms of goalkeeper Noel Valladares. Seemingly, the ball spilled across the line. But the TV replay was inconclusive (see above screengrab) whether the whole of the ball crossed the line or not, so the goal line technology was...

France 3-0 Honduras: Les Bleus Grab All 3 Points; Match Highlights

France began their bid to expel their 2010 World Cup demons with a strong, if not routine 3-0 victory against a Honduras side lacking the World Cup pedigree of the French. After Switzerland’s late come-from-behind victory against Ecuador, it was Les Blues’ turn to show what they were capable of and they did so to devastating effect. Even though they were missing players such...

World Cup Roundup – Day 4

Throughout the World Cup, we at 32 Flags will be giving you a complete recap of the action at the end of the day in our World Cup Roundup.  Not only will we run down the biggest winners and losers, but the highlights and most talked about moments of each day and a look ahead to tomorrow. 1) Biggest Winner – Goal-line technology Yes, it was vital to the psyche of France to get...

World Cup, Day Four: The Swiss Steal the Show

On the surface, the fourth day of the World Cup may not have seemed as exciting as the previous athree. Perhaps that is because we've been spoiled throughout, but in its own way Sunday was no different. We had three games with three goals apiece, raising the overall total to 37 goals in 11 matches. That means we saw the slightest of drops in regards to goal per match average—now...
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