10 interesting stats ahead of France vs Honduras

0 – Honduras have failed to score in their last four matches at the World Cup, including firing blanks in all three matches in South Africa four years ago. They finished third in Mexico ’86, but were eliminated in the group stage in South Africa 2010, South Korea/Japan 2002, Argentina 1978 and Italy 1934.

0 – France have failed to score in any of their last three World Cup openers. Four years ago they drew 0-0 with Uruguay, they were held 0-0 by Switzerland in 2006 and were beaten 1-0 by Senegal in 2002.

0% – Honduras have won 0 of their previous 6 World Cup matches.

2 – Honduras became only the second team to beat Mexico at the Azteca Stadium in World Cup qualifying to reach Brazil 2014.

6 – France have not won any of their last six World Cup matches outside of Europe.

27 – Real Sociedad forward Antoine Griezmann has scored 3 goals in his last 27 minutes in France’s last two pre-World Cup friendlies.

50 – Honduras strikers Jerry Bengtson and Carlos Costly have 50 international goals between them.

60% – Honduras have avoided defeat in 3 of their 5 matches versus European nations at World Cups. They drew 1-1 with Spain and Northern Ireland before losing 1-0 to Yugoslavia in 1982. They lost 2-0 to Spain four years ago but ended their tournament with a 0-0 draw against Switzerland.

80% – France have not made it past the first round of a World Cup in four of the five tournaments outside of Europe they have competed in.

1998 – France head coach Didier Deschamps’ last World Cup game as a player saw him lift the trophy as a 3-0 winner over Brazil in the final. His last international appearance for France was versus Italy in the Euro 2000 final where Les Bleus won the trophy too.