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Honduras scores 1st World Cup goal in 32 years, level 1-1 with Ecuador at halftime in Group E

  • Honduras' Carlo Costly celebrates after scoring a goal during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014.  (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

    Honduras' Carlo Costly celebrates after scoring a goal during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)  (The Associated Press)

  • Honduras' Carlo Costly, left, kicks to score his side's first goal during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    Honduras' Carlo Costly, left, kicks to score his side's first goal during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)  (The Associated Press)

  • Honduras' Carlo Costly, left, scores the opening goal during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014.  (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    Honduras' Carlo Costly, left, scores the opening goal during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)  (The Associated Press)

Honduras ended a 32-year wait for a World Cup goal with Carlo Costly scoring in the 31st minute before Enner Valencia equalized for Ecuador to make it 1-1 at halftime in their Group E match on Friday.

Costly latched on to a long ball ahead of Ecuador defender Jorge Guagua to score his country's first goal at a World Cup since 1982.

But Valencia responded three minutes later, getting his left boot to a cross from the right.

Though both teams lost their opening games, France's 5-2 defeat of Switzerland earlier Friday opened up the group.