• This will be the first ever international meeting between France and Honduras.
  • France have only won one of their last nine games in the World Cup group stages (2-0 v Togo in 2006).
  • Les Bleus have only scored one goal from open play in their last six games in this competition.
  • Franck Ribéry was France's top scorer and assist provider during the qualifiers, with five goals and six assists in 10 games, play-offs included.
  • Honduras have failed to score in their last four World Cup games and bowed out of the 2010 edition without finding the net.
  • Jerry Bengtson was Honduras' top scorer in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers with nine goals in 12 games.
  • Since lifting the trophy in 1998, France have failed to score in all three World Cup openers, drawing two 0-0 and losing 1-0 to Senegal in 2002.
  • No European side benefited from more goals from substitutes than France (four) in World Cup 2014 qualification.