Jean Beausejour scored the only goal and Chile beat Honduras 1-0 for its first World Cup victory in 48 years. In a free-flowing match Wednesday, Chile won the opening game of Group H after Beausejour tapped in a cross from Mauricio Isla in the 34th minute.
Chile came close to doubling its lead on several occasions. In the 62nd minute, Alexis Sanchez sent a clear-cut chance wide after he was put in free by ever-dangerous playmaker Jorge Valdivia. Chile's last victory during the finals was in 1962 when it came in third as host of the World Cup.