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Posted on 7 June 2010  - 12:00

Wilson Palacios appears to have overcome an injury scare ahead of Honduras' first World Cup Finals campaign in nearly 30 years.

International Update

Wilson Palacios appears to have overcome an injury scare ahead of Honduras' first World Cup Finals campaign in nearly 30 years.

The midfielder was stretchered off during their 3-0 friendly defeat to Romania in Austria on Saturday, but results of a scan seem to be positive.

Wilson told reporters on Sunday: "I thought I had a pulled muscle but thank God everything is good." However, coach Reinaldo Rueda erred on the side of caution, saying: "We have to wait for Wilson because he has for some time had some stiffness and we have some concerns."

Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Sebastien Bassong, meanwhile, both played 90 minutes as the Cameroon were defeated 4-3 by Serbia in their final friendly before the Finals start.

On Monday, England, with five of our players now in the squad, take on local side Platinum Stars in their final warm-up game ahead of their tournament opener with USA in Rustenburg on Saturday.

And Heurelho Gomes will be hoping to get another run-out as Brazil take on Tanzania in their last match before they begin their campaign against North Korea.