Chile dominates early exchanges in 0-0 opening against HondurasBy AP
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Honduras, Chile 0-0 after 15 minutes
NELSPRUIT, South Africa — Chile had the bulk of possession in the first 15 minutes of a Group H match against Honduras, but the match remained scoreless.
Chile forward Matias Fernandez curled a free kick just over the crossbar in the second minute after playmaker Jorge Valdivia was fouled by Wilson Palacios 30 yards from goal.
Chile midfielder Carlos Carmona picked up the match’s first yellow card for a mistimed tackle in the fourth minute.
Arturo Vidal tested Honduras goalkeeper Noel Valladares with a looping long-range shot that swerved awkwardly in the ninth minute.
The 43,000-capacity Mbombela Stadium was about two-thirds full by kick off.
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