Honduras vs Uzbekistan

Honduran soccer players Jhow Benavidez and Kevin Alvarez delivered stunning free kicks for Honduras as they toppled Uzbekistan 4-3 in their Under-20 World Cup fixture in Christchurch, New Zealand today.

Honduras U20 Team

Honduras Squad:
Coach: Jorge Jiménez
Roberto López, Christian Hernández, Kevin Álvarez, Maylor Núñez, Ismael Santos, Devron García Dabirson Castillo, Jonathan Paz, Carlos Moncada, Elder Torres, JhowBenavídez, Deybi Flores, José Escalante, John Suazo, Kevin López, Rolin Álvarez, Michael Chirinos, Júnior Lacayo, Alberth Elis, Bryan Róchez

Benavidez opened the scoring in the fourth minute with his well-taken strike from the edge of the box, while Alvarez got in on the act shortly after halftime. In the interim, senior international Bryan Rochez, who is on the books of MLS club Orlando City, also scored.

Honduras will face a stern test in Group F when they meet Germany, who hammered Fiji 8-1 at the same venue earlier in the day, but they proved to be a slick outfit with a nice passing game.

Uzbekistan were in the fight throughout the match and Dostonbek Khamdamov, who represented his country at the Under-17 World Cup in the UAE in 2013, scored in the first spell before Eldor Shomurodov sent the game towards a thrilling finish after he netted in the 79th minute.

There was no equaliser for Uzbekistan and Rochez added his second in stoppage time, which killed the game off, but Zabikhillo Urinboev did pull another goal back with one of the final touches of the match.


Honduras qualifies for the U20 FIFA 2015 New Zealand World Cup

Honduras qualifies for the U20 FIFA 2015 New Zealand World Cup to be held May 30 through June 20, 2015

Honduras 4 (Jhow Benavidez 4, Bryan Rochez 20, 90+2 Kevin Alvarez 49)
Uzbekistan 3 (Dostonbek Khamdamov 31, Eldor Shomurodov 79, Zabikhillo Urinboev 90+6)



Champions League

The CONCACAF Champions League is played every year and features either one or two soccer teams from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Trinidad and Tobago, Panama, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Guatemala. Following the preliminary round, there is the group stage, quarterfinals, semifinals and the finals. The winner of the futbol tournament plays in the FIFA Club World Championship in December.
Current CONCACAF Team is Marathon.

A complete Champions League recap of the last Champions League game, can be read at http://www.concacaf.com/page/NationalAssociationsDetail/0,,12813~1051277,00.html

Honduras Soccer Fans at USA Stadiums

Catrachos away from home will do whatever it takes to attend away games.Many have flown home to San Pedro Sula Honduras for the Honduras vs Mexico soccer world qualifying match


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