Honduras beaten by Turkey

ISTANBUL - Goals either side of the interval handed Turkey a 2-0 win over Honduras in a friendly on Wednesday.

The Central American side, going to South Africa in June for their first World Cup finals since 1982, fell behind when defender Emre Gungor scored from close range following a corner in the 41st minute.

Ten minutes into the second half, midfielder Hamit Altintop beat goalkeeper Donis Escobar with a shot from outside the penalty area.

"(Turkey) gave us a good examination and we'd never faced rivals with the qualities of the Turks. I hope (coach Reinaldo) Rueda comes to some very good conclusions to fix our mistakes," Rafael Ferrari, head of the Honduras national teams' committee, told reporters.