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Video: French fans jubilant as team wins its World Cup opener

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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-06-16

French football fans were treated to a thrilling victory on Sunday as the national team beat Honduras 3-0 in its first game of the World Cup in Brazil.

Karim Benzema sparked wild cheers across France when he opened up the score in Porto Alegre on a penalty kick shortly before half-time.

The Real Madrid striker was behind the team’s two other goals, including a shot fumbled by Honduras’s goalie and confirmed by FIFA’s new goal line technology.

It was the best start at a World Cup for ‘Les Bleus’ since 1998, and one French fans hope is a sign of good things to come in Brazil.

To watch FRANCE 24’s video report with French football fans click on the player above.

Date created : 2014-06-16

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