Sub Schneiderlin watches on as France see off Honduras

By SFC Media time Sun 15 Jun Men's First team

Morgan Schneiderlin became the first Saints player to taste victory at the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals, although he was an unused substitute as France swept aside Honduras.

The midfielder, who was a late addition to Didier Deschamps' squad, did not make it off the bench as Les Bleus saw off the Central Americans by three goals to nil.

Karim Benzema got the ball rolling in first-half stoppage time, converting from the penalty spot after Wilson Palacios had been sent off for a second bookable offence.

After a feisty first half, the second period was far more tame as France made the most of their numerical advantage.

Honduras goalkeeper Noel Valladares deflected the ball into his own net three minutes after the break, before Benzema added his second and France's third on 72.

Schneiderlin must wait for his World Cup bow, having seen fellow midfielders Moussa Sissoko and Rio Mavuba introduced from the bench instead.

Next up for France are Switzerland, who they face in Salvador on Friday 20th June at 8pm BST.

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