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June 16, 2014

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Lionel Messi scored a stunning second-half goal to push Argentina to a 2-1 victory over World Cup newcomer Bosnia-Herzegovina on Sunday night in the Group F opener for both teams.

Messi lifted Argentina in the 65th minute, moving in from the right and striking a low left-footed shot off the inside of the post behind goalkeeper Asmir Begovic. It was just the second World Cup goal for Messi, adding to one he scored eight years ago in Germany.

Vedad Ibisevic scored a close-in goal in the 85th to give Bosnia-Herzegovina hope.

Bosnia-Herzegovina got the worst possible start to its first World Cup when Sead Kolasinovic scored an own goal after just three minutes. Messi sent a free kick from the left flank into the penalty area that Marcos Rojo barely touched before the ball bounced off Kolasinovic's foot into Bosnia-Herzegovina's goal.

FRANCE 3, HONDURAS 0

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Karim Benzema scored twice and set up another that was confirmed by goal-line technology to help France beat Honduras in their Group E opener.

Benzema's first goal came from the penalty spot just before halftime after Wilson Palacios was sent off with his second yellow card for charging into Paul Pogba. The Real Madrid striker calmly slotted the ball to the left of Noel Valladares.

With Honduras down to 10 men, France continued to dominate and Benzema set up the second goal in the 48th minute — the first to be confirmed by goal-line technology at the World Cup.

Benzema scored his second in the 72nd, firing in powerfully from inside the area after a long range shot by right back Mathieu Debuchy was blocked.

SWITZERLAND 2, ECUADOR 1

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Haris Seferovic scored deep in stoppage time gave Switzerland a dramatic victory over Ecuador in their Group E opener.

Seferovic fired home the winner from close range in the last of three minutes of injury time. Ecuador barely had time to restart before the final whistle.

Enner Valencia gave Ecuador the lead in the 22nd minute, and Admir Mehmedi tied it in the 48th.

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