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Beausejour scores to lead Chile over Honduras 1-0

2010-06-16 23:15:23 GMT2010-06-17 07:15:23 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Chile's Juan Beausejour (R) scores against Honduras during the 2010 World Cup Group H match at Mbombela stadium in Nelspruit June 16, 2010. [Photo/Agencies]

Honduras' Wilson Palacios (L) battles for the ball with Chile's Jorge Valdivia during a 2010 World Cup Group H soccer match at Mbombela stadium in Nelspruit June 16, 2010. [Photo/Agencies]

Honduras' Osman Chavez (L) battles for the ball with Chile's Jorge Valdivia during a 2010 World Cup Group H soccer match at Mbombela stadium in Nelspruit June 16, 2010. [Photo/Agencies]

Honduras' Osman Chavez (L) heads the ball during a 2010 World Cup Group H match against Chile at Mbombela stadium in Nelspruit June 16, 2010. [Photo/Agencies]

Honduras' Goalkeeper Noel Valladares makes a save from the attack of Chile's Waldo Ponce (L) during their 2010 World Cup Group H match at Mbombela stadium in Nelspruit June 16, 2010. [Photo/Agencies]

Jean Beausejour tapped in the only goal Wednesday, giving Chile its first World Cup victory in 48 years with a 1-0 win over Honduras.

Beausejour knocked in a cross from Mauricio Isla in the 34th minute to give the Chileans three points in Group H.

Chile came close to doubling its lead on several occasions. In the 62nd, forward Alexis Sanchez dragged a clear-cut chance wide after he was put through by playmaker Jorge Valdivia.

Chile's last victory at the World Cup was in 1962, when the team finished third as host.

(Agencies)

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