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Chile Vs. Honduras 2010 World Cup Match Nets First Chile Win Since 1962

The Chile vs. Honduras 2010 World Cup match brought Chile its first World Cup win since 1962. The Chile vs. Honduras 2010 match was part of the first day of Group H play, bringing an end to the first set of games at the 2010 World Cup. It was an amazing finish for Chile, netting the first victory the country has seen since they hosted the 1962 Cup. It was in the 34th minute of the match that Chile scored their only goal, when Mauricio Isla kicked a cross to Jean Beausejour that he tapped in for the goal. It gave Chile a 1-0 lead that they would hold on to for the rest of the match, putting Chile into an unlikely tie with Switzerlandatop the Group H standings. It's only going to get harder from here, though, as Switzerland may have really angered the team from Spain that they upset. Chile had several chances to increase the lead over Honduras, and ended up taking 22 shots during the match (to only 7 from Honduras). It took an amazing save from the Honduras goalie in the 64th minute to save his country from going down 2-0, and that was after Alexis Sanchez of Chile sent a shot wide that appeared to be heading for their second goal. On the great save by goalie Noel Valladares, it was Waldo Ponce that sent a header toward the far post, and appeared to have a goal right in front of him. Valladares dove at just the right time, knocking the ball aside harmlessly, and keeping Honduras in the match. The defense of Chile wouldn't allow Honduras to get any great opportunities, though, keeping Honduras to just one shot on-goal for the entire match. With the three points they accrue for beating Honduras, Chile is now tied with Switzerland for the lead in Group H. The next matches for Group H take place on Monday, June 21, with Chile vs. Switzerland and Spain vs. Honduras. The Chile vs. Switzerland match will take place at 7 a.m. PST on ESPN, followed by the Spain vs.

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