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World Cup 2014 Predictions: Which Nation Will Triumph? IBTimes UK

France face Honduras in Group E fixture of the 2014 World Cup at Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre on Sunday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 8pm BST. Live coverage is on BBC One. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


France sealed a place in the World Cup in a brilliant fashion after defeating Ukraine 3-2 on aggregate during the play-offs last November. The Blues lost the first leg 2-0 away from home before winning the return leg 3-0.

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho's brace was sandwiched between Karim Benzema's strike helping France make it to the summer tournament in Brazil. Didier Deschamps would be hoping to start the World Cup on a brighter note with a win in Porto Alegre on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Honduras have made it to the two consecutive World Cup for the first time in their history. During the last edition in South Africa, the Central American nation were knocked out of the group stages.

Honduras is managed by Luis Fernando Suárez and their coach would be hoping for an upset against France in the opening fixture on Sunday. The other two teams from Group E, Switzerland and Ecuador will face each other in the one of the three fixtures scheduled for the day.

What Managers Say

Didier Deschamps (France): "You're talking about the drone right? Apparently drones are used more and more. It's not up to me. Fifa handles this and has been carrying out an inquiry. We don't want an intrusion into our privacy but it's very hard to fight this these days."

Luis Fernando Suárez (Honduras): "We had 16 matches in the qualifying stage and I believe that we didn't have any of our players sent off with a red card so I think that shows we play football, follow the rules and play as we should."

Team Form


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W D W W W
  • Last Result: France 8-0 Jamaica


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D L L W D
  • Last Result: England 0-0 Honduras

Team News


  • Injured: N/A
  • Doubtful: Mathieu Debuchy
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Lloris; Sagna, Koscielny, Sakho, Evra; Pogba, Cabaye, Matuidi; Valbuena, Griezmann; Benzema


  • Injured: N/A
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Valladares; Beckeles, Bernandez, Figueroa, Izaguirre; Najar, Garrido, Palacios, Espinoza; Bengtson, Costly