Recaps and game analysis to follow one or two hours after each match.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Game 15: Honduras vs Chile

Group H kicked off today with Honduras taking on the South Americans Chile. Chile would dominate the game, frustrating Honduras as the Central American team would be unable to find an equalizer.

Jean Beausejour would score the only goal on the night in the 34th minute, after a lovely through ball that sent him through on goal, allowing the Chilean to tap the ball in to the near post, fooling the goalkeeper as he went the other way.

Chile would have many other chances on goal, particularly from the fast play of number seven, Alexis Sanchez, who proved to be a nightmare for the Honduran defense.

Honduras would desperately try to gain possession of the ball, but up against a strong willed and organized Chile, they would have very few chances, ending with only one touch and one shot inside the penalty box. The best effort came in the injury time of the first half, when Nunez would strike a freekick which would have to be quickly tapped over the net by Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, who actually had very little to do on the night.

Chile next take on Switzerland, and Honduras are up against Spain, both games being on Monday, the 21st of June.

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