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Mevlut Erdinc, Caner Erkin score in second half, Turkey beats Honduras 2-0
WASHINGTON - Mevlut Erdinc and Caner Erkin scored in the second half as Turkey beat World Cup-bound Honduras 2-0 in an international friendly on Wednesday night.
Erdinc opened the scoring in the 70th minute with a shot from in front and was involved again in the 83rd when he passed to Erkin, who drove a shot into the back of the net.
Honduras has two more warm-up matches before heading to Brazil, taking on Israel on Sunday in Houston and England in Miami on June 7. Honduras will open its World Cup campaign against France at Porto Alegre on June 15.
Turkey, which failed to qualify for the World Cup, will play the United States on Sunday at New Jersey.
Honduras' best scoring opportunities came late in the first half, when it dominated possession inside the Turkey half.
Roger Espinoza's shot in the 39th minute went wide of the left post. In the 42nd, Jerry Bengtson's half-volley hit the side-netting.
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