Honduras World Cup Soccer ( Fútbol ) – Honduras en el Mundial

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Honduras National Selection in the World Cup 2014 – Selección de fútbol de Honduras en el Mundial 2014

Honduras Soccer Players Start early in life to become Super Stars!

Honduras Soccer Players Start early in life to become Super Stars!

No matter what is going on in the country of Honduras, there is one thing for certain: EVERYTHING STOPS when the Selección plays! For years, Hondurans have cherished their team, win or lose. If everyone around the world thinks that tourism is the biggest source of revenue for this country, then I beg to differ.

Here is my take on this. There are no (to the best of my knowledge) actual official revenue numbers published by the government; however, one only has to be in Honduras when the “Bi-Color H” plays, to see the money flowing. Don’t even dream of getting any business, or for that matter, anything, done that does not involve watching the team play on one of the Honduras TV stations, or listening to the live game on any of the Honduras radio stations, as many of the “Campesinos”, and those in remote rural areas, have to do.


Every single bar, restaurant with a tv, nightclub with projection tv’s (you name it) is packed. Heck, even the prisoners that have met “good behavior”  quotas in the weeks leading up to a National Team match are rewarded with “game time”! Some businesses in the major cities have actually rewarded city prisons with big projections screens for the game in critical “must win” matches.

Every single emotion can be felt (and heard) in the air, even if you are sitting at home by yourself watching the game, or for that matter, not even paying attention. The roar throughout the entire country when Honduras scores can not be avoided. Fireworks are constantly going off before, during, and after games. In rural areas (as well as unfortunately, in city areas, you will hear gun shots which are being fired in the air by those who cannot afford, or could not acquire, fireworks – or just plain old timers that have been doing this as a custom since day one. One need not be tuned in to the game to know what is going on, or the end result of the match, as you will hear the ooos and ahhhs, no matter where you are. Horns honking, firecrackers popping, and people yelling, indicates the team has won; complete silence – well, it means Los Catrachos didn’t quite pull it off this time.

Hondurans take their soccer seriously, and the aggregate fans within the country spend thousands of dollars every year to make sure they have the latest home and away jersey, the latest official soccer ball, and of course, noise makers. In the budget as well, is the means to attend the games, even if it is just to sit outside the stadium. Many affluent Hondurans even travel with the team during away matches, and travel agents have all kinds of deals going on to “be with the team every step of the way”. The “Cervecería Hondureña” (Honduran Brewery) invests millions of dollars to promote and sponsor the Honduras National Team games and events. They make sure every bar or establishment that is normally packed with tourists has anything and everything that has to do with selling beer (as well as Coke products) and soccer, fully in stock. Heck, they even give credit to some of the little “pulperias” (corner stores) around the country to make sure they are well stocked with brewery products for the games. (Note: the ”Cervecería Hondureña” is known for never extending credit, even to its major clients.) Every one of the financial institutions in Honduras that has an advertising budget, and even those without, has all kinds of promotions for free t-shirts, wrist bands, noisemakers, you name it. Go to a bank the day before a game, and tellers as well as even management, are wearing a team jersey with the number 12 on it instead of their usual boring uniforms. The number 12 on the jersey signifies “La Garra Catracha” the nickname for “the backup bench”; the 12th player; the fans!

Catrachos around the globe spend thousands of dollars buying up all the same stuff to proudly show their support of the Honduras National Soccer Team, as well as many come home for important matches. Some of them go as far as skipping out on rent payments to scrape for tickets to (I know!) those extremely expensive foreign stadiums we play at for exhibition, or ‘friendly’ matches, which are designed by the MLS (Major League Soccer) to “show off” soccer; that is, to educate, promote, and build a following for, this beloved Honduran sport. Those away from home try to, at the very least, attend a few games every year.

Many foreign companies who have come and setup shop here in Honduras, have CEO’s around the world scratching their heads during game time, as even the President of Honduras “recommends” that businesses give their employees time off for the games. Sometimes, for really important do or die matches, he even tries to get Congress to pass a bill authorizing time off for the game, or at the very least, to make sure no one is penalized for “playing hookie”. LOL, yeah it is a political move, but keeps our country entertained, which we can certainly use, considering all the “bad press” the Associated Press likes to syndicate about us; which a lot of publishers do. Government employees are granted flexible hours on game day, allowing them to either show up late or leave early for the game. Top that NFL!!!

Now, those of you reading this are either fans of the Honduran National Team (and over 80% of you are) somewhere out there in the world (not in Honduras), trying to dig up every little bit of available online information about your beloved team; or, you have been assigned a research project at school and opted to cover our team. Honduras.com covers the Honduras National Team as much as we possible can, and, oh yeah, we are huge fans too!  In 2013, we are going to cover every game of the Hexagonal World Cup qualifying matches for you, to the best of our ability, and if any of you out there want to help, please do so by contacting us, and we will set you right up.

This year is the prelude to the Brazil 2014 World Cup, and Honduras is right in the thick of it, leading off against the good ol’ USA on February 6th, 2013 at 3:00 PM in San Pedro Sula. There will be matches almost every month. You could call 2013 in Honduras, the year all the normal politics and bad raps we get (thanks to organized crime and other issues we are working hard to control) happens, and, oh yeah, we elect a new president this year, but nothing is more important to Hondurans than qualifying for Brazil in 2014. Fan or not, you can’t help but cheer for Honduras!!!

Let’s Go Catrachos!

Here ya go; everything you wanted to know about Honduras in the World Cup:

Home Stadium World Cup Qualification Fixtures and Results Team Players Recent Player call-ups Most Capped Players Top Goal Scorers Previous Team Squads Coaches Team Records World Cup History Youth team records Record vs other nations Team Titles Team Facts Facebook Coverage

2014 World Cup Qualification

Honduras has qualified for the Hexagonal, which is  the third round of the CONCACAF qualification for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. This final round is called the Hexagonal because it involves six teams that play each other in a round-robin, home and away, format.

The Honduras team qualified for the Hexagonal round by finishing first in their second-round group, which included Panama, Canada, and Cuba. In their last match, Honduras recorded an impressive 8-1 win over Canada, allowing them to finish first in their group ahead of Panama.

How Honduras qualified for the 2014 World Cup

The Seleccion de Honduras (Honduras National Team Finished third in Concacaf, behind the US and Costa Rica.

THE ROAD TO BRAZIL 2014

CONCACAF Final round: 3rd place

2012

June 8 Panama H L 0-2
June 12 Canada A D 0-0
Sept 7 Cuba A W 3-0 (Bengtson, Bernardez, Chavez)
Sept 11 Cuba H 1-0 (Bengtson)
Oct 12 Panama A D 0-0
Oct 16 Canada H W 8-1 (Bengtson (3), Costly (3), Martinez (2))

2013

Feb 6 United States H W 2-1 (Garcia, Bengtson)
Mar 22 Mexico H D 2-2 (Costly, Bengtson)
Mar 26 Panama A L 0-2
June 7 Costa Rica A L 0-1
June 11 Jamaica H W 2-0 (Garcia, Rojas)
June 18 United States A L 0-1
Sept 6 Mexico A W 2-1 (Bengtson, Costly)
Sept 10 Honduras H D 2-2 (Costly, Palacios)
Oct 11 Costa Rica H W 1-0 (Bengtson)
Oct 15 Honduras A D 2-2 (Costly, Figueroa)

- See more at: http://www.honduras.com/honduras-world-cup-2014/

The Seleccion de Honduras (Honduras National Team) qualified for the 2014 World World cup by plays its next match against France as part of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil on June 15  at Porto Alegre, Brazil Honduras vs  France .

Honduras World Cup 2014

Honduras World Cup 2014 Soccer
Honduras qualified for the 2014 World Cup and was drawn into Group E which includes France, Switzerland and Ecuador. Group E World Cup Schedule: June 15 Brasilia, Switzerland vs Ecuador
June 15 Porto Alegre, France vs Honduras
June 20 Salvador, Switzerland vs France
June 20 Curitiba, Honduras vs Ecuador
June 25 Manaus, Honduras vs Switzerland
June 25 Rio de Janeiro, Ecuador vs France

Following the World Cup Draw in Brazil Honduras was placed in Group E which consist of Switzerland, France, and Ecuador.

The World Cup soccer matches for Group E will be as follows:

June 15 Brasilia, Switzerland v Ecuador

June 15 Porto Alegre,  France v Honduras

June 20 Salvador, Switzerland v France

June 20 Curitiba, Honduras v Ecuador

June 25 Manaus, Honduras v Switzerland

June 25 Rio de Janeiro, Ecuador v France

Honduras National Soccer Team Home Stadium

Olympic Stadium in San Pedro Sula - Estadio Olimpico -  Honduras

Honduras plays
almost all of its National Soccer Team games at the Olympic Stadium in San Pedro Sula – known as the Estadio Olimpico. The Team is also widely referred to as “La
Selección Catracha” and “La BiColor H”

Honduras plays the majority of its home games at Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano in San Pedro SulaEl Olímpico was built in 1997, and has the capacity for 53,000 fans. Aside from being the home stadium for the national team, it was the home of the 1997 Central American Olympics, and is currently the home of the local San Pedro Sula team, C.D. Marathón.

When not playing at the Estadio Olímpico, the national team also plays at Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino in Tegucigalpa. The Tiburcio Carías Andino stadium opened on March 15, 1948, and seats 38,000 people.

Since 2007, the team has played some games at Estadio Nilmo Edwards in La Ceiba. Generally, the matches played in La Ceiba are friendly games against teams from the regional confederation.

Honduras National Team World Rank

 

Honduras National Soccer Fixtures and results

Follow Honduras during the World Cup Qualifiers in 2013

 Results

Date Tournament Location Home Team Score Away Team Honduras scorers
June 2, 2012 Friendly Washington, D.C.,Flag_of_the_United_States.svg United States Flag_of_El_Salvador.svg El Salvador 0 – 3 Flag_of_El_Salvador.svg Honduras Bernárdez Goals Scored 11′, Costly Goals Scored 49′, Lalín Goals Scored 85′
June 8, 2012 2014 World Cup Qualifier San Pedro Sula,Flag_of_Honduras.svg Honduras Flag_of_Honduras.svg Honduras 0 – 2 Flag_of_Panama.svg Panama None
June 12, 2012 2014 World Cup Qualifier Toronto,Flag_of_Canada.svg Canada Flag_of_Canada.svg Canada 0 – 0 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Honduras None
September 7, 2012 2014 World Cup Qualifier Havana,Flag_of_Cuba.svg Cuba Flag_of_Cuba.svg Cuba 0 – 3 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Honduras Bengtson Goals Scored 33′, Bernárdez Goals Scored 68′, Chavez Goals Scored 90+4′
September 11, 2012 2014 World Cup Qualifier San Pedro Sula,Flag_of_Honduras.svg Honduras Flag_of_Honduras.svg Honduras 1 – 0 Flag_of_Cuba.svg Cuba Bengtson Goals Scored 32′
October 12, 2012 2014 World Cup Qualifier Havanna,Flag_of_Cuba.svg Panama Flag_of_Panama.svg Panama 0 – 0 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Honduras None
October 16, 2012 2014 World Cup Qualifier San Pedro Sula,Flag_of_Honduras.svg Honduras Flag_of_Honduras.svg Honduras 8 – 1 Flag_of_Canada.svg Canada Bengtson Goals Scored 7′Goals Scored 17′Goals Scored 83′, Costly Goals Scored 29′Goals Scored 48′Goals Scored 89′, Martinez Goals Scored 33′Goals Scored 62′
November 14th, 2012 Friendly Houston, TX,Flag_of_the_United_States.svg United States Flag_of_Honduras.svg Honduras 0 – 0 Flag_of_Peru.svg Peru None
January 18, 2013 2013 Copa Centroamericana San José,Flag_of_Costa_Rica.svg Costa Rica Flag_of_Honduras.svg Honduras Flag_of_El_Salvador.svg El Salvador
January 22, 2013 2013 Copa Centroamericana San José,Flag_of_Costa_Rica.svg Costa Rica Flag_of_Panama.svg Panama Flag_of_Honduras.svg Honduras
January 25, 2013 2013 Copa Centroamericana final stage San José,Flag_of_Costa_Rica.svg Costa Rica TBD Flag_of_Honduras.svg Honduras
February 6, 2013 2014 World Cup Qualifier San Pedro Sula,Flag_of_Honduras.svg Honduras Flag_of_Honduras.svg Honduras Flag_of_the_United_States.svg United States
March 22, 2013 2014 World Cup Qualifier San Pedro Sula,
Flag_of_Honduras.svg Honduras
Flag_of_Honduras.svg Honduras Flag_of_Mexico.svg Mexico
March 26, 2013 2014 World Cup Qualifier Panama City,Flag_of_Panama.svg Panama Flag_of_Panama.svg Panamaa> Flag_of_Honduras.svg Honduras

Honduras National Team Players

Current squad 2013

The following players were selected for the Friendly Match against Peru on November 14, 2012.

Caps and goals current as of November 14, 2012 after match against Peru.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Donis Escober (1980-02-03) February 3, 1980 (age 32) 17 0 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Olimpia
1GK José Mendoza (1989-04-13) April 13, 1989 (age 23) 0 0 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Platense
2DF Osman Chávez (1984-07-29) July 29, 1984 (age 28) 46 0 Flag_of_Poland.svg Wisła Kraków
2DF Johnny Leverón (1990-02-07) February 7, 1990 (age 22) 22 3 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Motagua
2DF Wilmer Crisanto (1989-09-19) September 19, 1989 (age 23) 5 0 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Victoria
2DF Arnold Peralta (1989-03-29) March 29, 1989 (age 23) 6 0 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Vida
2DF Orlin Peralta (1990-02-12) February 12, 1990 (age 22) 2 0 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Vida
3MF Óscar García (1984-09-04) September 4, 1984 (age 28) 74 1 Flag_of_the_United_States.svg Houston Dynamo
3MF Mario Martínez (1989-07-30) July 30, 1989 (age 23) 22 3 Flag_of_the_United_States.svg Seattle Sounders
3MF Édder Delgado (1986-11-20) November 20, 1986 (age 26) 19 0 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Real España
3MF Mario René Berríos (1982-05-29) May 29, 1982 (age 30) 16 0 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Marathón
3MF Carlos Discua (1984-09-13) September 13, 1984 (age 28) 4 0 Flag_of_Nicaragua.svg Motagua
3MF Luis Garrido (1990-11-05) November 5, 1990 (age 22) 3 0 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Olimpia
3MF Andy Najar (1993-03-16) March 16, 1993 (age 19) 3 0 Flag_of_the_United_States.svg D.C. United
3MF Christian Altamirano (1989-11-26) November 26, 1989 (age 23) 0 0 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Marathón
3MF Wilmer Fuentes (1992-04-21) April 21, 1992 (age 20) 1 0 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Marathón
4FW Jerry Bengtson (1987-04-08) April 8, 1987 (age 25) 27 13 Flag_of_the_United_States.svg New England Revolution
4FW Roger Rojas (1990-09-09) September 9, 1990 (age 22) 11 2 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Olimpia
4FW Mitchel Brown (1981-07-16) July 16, 1981 (age 31) 2 0 Flag_of_Nicaragua.svg Marathón

Honduras National Soccer Team Recent Player call-ups

The following players have been called up to the Honduran squad in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Kevin Hernández (1985-12-21) December 21, 1985 (age 27) 1 0 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Real España v. Flag_of_Canada.svg Canada, October 16, 2012
GK Noel Valladares (1977-05-03) May 3, 1977 (age 35) 106 0 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Olimpia v. Flag_of_Canada.svg Canada, October 16, 2012 (withdraw due to injury)
DF Maynor Figueroa (1983-05-02) May 2, 1983 (age 29) 92 2 Flag_of_England.svg Wigan Athletic v. Flag_of_Canada.svg Canada, October 16, 2012
DF Víctor Bernárdez (1982-05-24) May 24, 1982 (age 30) 59 3 Flag_of_the_United_States.svg San Jose Earthquakes v. Flag_of_Canada.svg Canada, October 16, 2012
DF Juan Carlos Garcia (1988-03-08) March 8, 1988 (age 24) 15 0 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Olimpia v. Flag_of_Canada.svg Canada, October 16, 2012
DF Emilio Izaguirre (1986-05-10) May 10, 1986 (age 26) 54 1 Flag_of_Scotland.svg Celtic v. Flag_of_Canada.svg Canada, October 16, 2012
DF Mauricio Sabillón (1978-11-11) November 11, 1978 (age 34) 49 0 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Marathón v.
Flag_of_Cuba.svg Cuba, September 11, 2012
DF Daniel Tejada (1990-05-13) May 13, 1990 (age 22) 0 0 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Real España v. Flag_of_Canada.svg Canada, June 12, 2012
DF Rommel Murillo (1983-11-05) November 5, 1983 (age 29) 4 0 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Marathón v. Flag_of_Canada.svg Canada, June 12, 2012
DF Brayan Beckeles (1985-11-28) November 28, 1985 (age 27) 10 0 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Olimpia v. Flag_of_Canada.svg Canada, June 12, 2012
DF Javier Arnaldo Portillo (1981-05-02) May 2, 1981 (age 31) 7 0 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Olimpia v. Flag_of_New_Zealand.svg New Zealand, May 26, 2012
DF Irving Guerrero (1989-08-03) August 3, 1989 (age 23) 1 0 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Deportes Savio v. Flag_of_New_Zealand.svg New Zealand, May 26, 2012
DF Quiarol Arzú (1985-03-03) March 3, 1985 (age 27) 4 0 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Marathón v. Flag_of_Costa_Rica.svg Costa Rica, April 11, 2012
DF Bani Lozano (1990-05-13) May 13, 1990 (age 22) 2 0 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Marathón v. Flag_of_Costa_Rica.svg Costa Rica, April 11, 2012
MF Marvin Chávez (1983-11-03) November 3, 1983 (age 29) 30 3 Flag_of_the_United_States.svg San Jose Earthquakes v. Flag_of_Canada.svg Canada, October 16, 2012
MF Jorge Claros (1986-01-08) January 8, 1986 (age 26) 34 2 Flag_of_Scotland.svg Hibernian v. Flag_of_Canada.svg Canada, October 16, 2012
MF Wilson Palacios (1984-07-29) July 29, 1984 (age 28) 82 5 Flag_of_England.svg Stoke City v. Flag_of_Cuba.svg Cuba, September 11, 2012
MF Roger Espinoza (1986-10-25) October 25, 1986 (age 26) 26 3 Flag_of_England.svg Wigan Athletic v. Flag_of_Cuba.svg Cuba, September 11, 2012
MF Carlos Will Mejía (1983-09-29) September 29, 1983 (age 29) 14 1 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Olimpia v. Flag_of_Canada.svg Canada, June 12, 2012
MF Alfredo Mejía (1990-04-03) April 3, 1990 (age 22) 15 1 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Motagua v. Flag_of_Canada.svg Canada, June 12, 2012
MF Melvin Valladares (1983-09-13) September 13, 1983 (age 29) 16 1 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Motagua v. Flag_of_New_Zealand.svg New Zealand, May 26, 2012
MF Hendry Cordoba (1982-09-13) September 13, 1982 (age 30) 1 0 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Platense v. Flag_of_Costa_Rica.svg Costa Rica, April 11, 2012
MF Julio César de León (1979-09-13) September 13, 1979 (age 33) 83 14 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Motagua v. Flag_of_Ecuador.svg Ecuador, February 29, 2012
MF Alexander López (1992-05-06) May 6, 1992 (age 20) 3 0 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Olimpia v. Flag_of_Ecuador.svg Ecuador, February 29, 2012
MF Édgar Álvarez (1980-01-09) January 9, 1980 (age 32) 52 3 Flag_of_Romania.svg Dinamo București v. Flag_of_Ecuador.svg Ecuador, February 29, 2012
FW Georgie Welcome (1985-03-09) March 9, 1985 (age 27) 28 4 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Motagua v. Flag_of_Canada.svg Canada, October 16, 2012
FW Carlo Costly (1982-07-18) July 18, 1982 (age 30) 56 24 Flag_of_Greece.svg Veria v. Flag_of_Canada.svg Canada, October 16, 2012
FW Júnior Lacayo (1995-08-24) August 24, 1995 (age 17) 0 0 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Victoria v. Flag_of_Canada.svg Canada, October 16, 2012
FW Roby Norales (1991-01-25) January 25, 1991 (age 21) 0 0 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Motagua v. Flag_of_Cuba.svg Cuba, September 11, 2012
FW David Suazo (1979-11-08) November 8, 1979 (age 33) 57 17 Unattached v. Flag_of_Canada.svg Canada, June 12, 2012
FW Anthony Lozano (1993-04-25) April 25, 1993 (age 19) 3 0 Flag_of_Spain.svg Valencia B v. Flag_of_Canada.svg Canada, June 12, 2012
FW Allan Lalín (1981-01-05) January 5, 1981 (age 31) 13 2 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Real España v. Flag_of_Canada.svg Canada, June 12, 2012
FW Kervin Johnson (1988-01-05) January 5, 1988 (age 24) 3 0 Flag_of_Honduras.svg Deportes Savio v. Flag_of_Canada.svg Canada, June 12, 2012
FW Rommel Quioto (1989-08-02) August 2, 1989 (age 23) 1 0 Flag_of_Poland.svg Wisła Kraków v. Flag_of_Ecuador.svg Ecuador, February 29, 2012

Honduras Most Capped National Soccer Team Players

As of November 14, 2012, the players with the most caps for Honduras are:

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Amado Guevara 1994—2010 137 29
2 Noel Valladares 2000— 106 0
3 Carlos Pavón 1993—2010 101 57
4 Maynor Figueroa 2003— 92 2
5 Milton Núñez 1994—2008 88 34
6 Danilo Turcios 1999—2010 85 7
6 Iván Guerrero 1999—2009 85 4
8 Julio César de León 1999— 83 14
9 Wilson Palacios 2003— 82 5
10 Oscar Boniek García 2005— 74 1

Honduras National Soccer Team Top Goal Scorers

Rank Player Years with team No. of goals
1 Carlos Pavón 1993—2010 57
2 Milton Núñez 1994—2008 34
3 Wilmer Velásquez 1996—2007 33
4 Amado Guevara 1994—2010 27
Nicolás Suazo 1991—1998 27
6 Carlo Costly 2007— 24
7 David Suazo 1999— 17
Eduardo Bennett 1991—2000 17
9 Saul Martínez 2001—2008 16
Roberto Figueroa 1977—1989 16

Previous Honduras National Soccer Team Squads

Honduras National Soccer Team Coaches

Manager Years
Flag_of_Honduras.svg Carlos Padilla 1960, 1973
Flag_of_Honduras.svg José de la Paz Herrera 1980-1986, 1988, 2003, 2005
Flag_of_Brazil.svg Flag_of_Honduras.svg Flavio Ortega 1991–1992, 2006
Flag_of_Uruguay.svg Estanislao Malinowski 1992–1993
Flag_of_Uruguay.svg Julio Gonzalez 1993
Flag_of_Honduras.svg Carlos Cruz Carranza 1995
Flag_of_Brazil.svg Ernesto Rosa Guedes 1996
Flag_of_Peru.svg Miguel Company 1997–1998
Flag_of_Honduras.svg Ramón Maradiaga 1996, 1998–2002
Flag_of_Serbia.svg Flag_of_Mexico.svg Bora Milutinović 2003–2004
Flag_of_Colombia.svg Reinaldo Rueda 2007–2010
Flag_of_Mexico.svg Juan de Dios Castillo 2010-2011
Flag_of_Colombia.svg Luis Fernando Suárez 2011–present

Honduras National Soccer Team Records

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup
YEAR P W D L F A PTS +/- FINISH
Flag_of_Uruguay.svg 1930Flag_of_Argentina.svg 1978 Did not qualify
Flag_of_Spain.svg 1982 3 0 2 1 2 3 2 -1 Group Stage
Flag_of_Mexico.svg 1986Flag_of_Germany.svg 2006 Did not qualify
Flag_of_South_Africa.svg 2010 3 0 1 2 0 3 1 -3 Group Stage
TOTALS 6 0 3 3 2 6 3 -4
CONCACAF Gold Cup
YEAR G W D L F A PTS +/- FINISH
Flag_of_the_United_States.svg 1991 5 3 2 0 12 3 8 +9 2nd
Flag_of_the_United_States.svg Flag_of_Mexico.svg 1993 3 1 0 2 6 5 2 +1 Round 1
Flag_of_the_United_States.svg 1996 2 0 0 2 1 8 0 -7 Group phase
Flag_of_the_United_States.svg 1998 2 0 0 2 1 5 0 -4 Group phase
Flag_of_the_United_States.svg 2000 3 2 0 1 7 5 6 +2 Quarter-finals
Flag_of_the_United_States.svg 2002 Did not qualify
Flag_of_the_United_States.svg Flag_of_Mexico.svg 2003 2 0 1 1 1 2 1 -1 Round 1
Flag_of_the_United_States.svg 2005 5 3 1 1 8 6 10 +2 Semifinals
Flag_of_the_United_States.svg 2007 4 2 0 2 10 6 6 +4 Quarter-finals
Flag_of_the_United_States.svg 2009 5 3 0 2 6 4 9 +2 Semifinals
Flag_of_the_United_States.svg 2011 5 1 2 2 8 5 5 +3 Semifinals
TOTALS 31 14 4 13 52 44 42 +8
Copa Centroamericana
YEAR G W D L F A PTS +/- FINISH
Flag_of_Costa_Rica.svg 1991 5 2 1 2 5 5 5 0 2nd
Flag_of_Honduras.svg 1993 3 3 0 0 7 0 6 +7 Champions
Flag_of_El_Salvador.svg 1995 4 3 1 0 8 1 10 +7 Champions
Flag_of_Guatemala.svg 1997 5 2 1 2 8 5 7 +3 4th
Flag_of_Costa_Rica.svg 1999 5 4 0 1 11 5 12 +6 3rd
Flag_of_Honduras.svg 2001 3 1 1 1 12 5 4 +7 Group phase
Flag_of_Panama.svg 2003 5 1 1 3 4 5 4 -1 4th
Flag_of_Guatemala.svg 2005 5 3 2 0 12 3 11 +9 2nd
Flag_of_El_Salvador.svg 2007 3 1 1 1 11 5 4 +6 5th
Flag_of_Honduras.svg 2009 5 4 0 1 9 3 12 +6 3rd
Flag_of_Panama.svg 2011 4 3 1 0 8 3 10 +5 Champions
TOTALS 47 27 9 11 95 40 85 +55
CONMEBOL Copa América
YEAR G W D L F A PTS +/- FINISH
Flag_of_Argentina.svg 1916Flag_of_Paraguay.svg 1999 Uninvited
Flag_of_Colombia.svg 2001 6 3 1 2 7 5 7 +2 3rd
Flag_of_Peru.svg 2004Flag_of_Argentina.svg 2011 Uninvited
TOTALS 6 3 1 2 7 5 7 +2
Pan American Games
YEAR G W D L F A PTS +/- FINISH
Flag_of_Argentina.svg 1951Flag_of_the_United_States.svg 1987 Did not qualify
Flag_of_Cuba.svg 1991 5 1 1 3 6 11 3 -5 4th
Flag_of_Argentina.svg 1995 6 1 2 3 8 10 5 -2 4th
Flag_of_Canada.svg 1999 6 5 0 1 13 6 15 +7 2nd
Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic.svg 2003 Did not qualify
Flag_of_Brazil.svg 2007 3 1 0 2 4 7 3 -3 Group phase
Flag_of_Mexico.svg 2011 Did not qualify
TOTALS 20 8 3 9 31 34 26 -3
Central American and Caribbean Games
YEAR G W D L F A PTS +/- FINISH
Flag_of_Cuba.svg 1930 5 2 0 3 9 22 4 -13 3rd
Flag_of_El_Salvador.svg 1935 5 1 1 3 6 20 3 -14 5th
Flag_of_Panama.svg 1938Flag_of_Colombia.svg 1946 Did not participate
Flag_of_Guatemala.svg 1950 6 3 0 3 7 6 6 +1 3rd
Flag_of_Mexico.svg 1954
Flag_of_Cuba.svg 1982
Did not participate
Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic.svg 1986 5 4 1 0 7 1 9 +6 2nd
 1990Flag_of_Mexico.svg Flag_of_Venezuela.svg1998 Did not participate
Flag_of_El_Salvador.svg 2002 3 1 0 2 4 5 3 -1 Quarterfinals
Flag_of_Colombia.svg 2006 7 5 0 2 16 8 15 +8 4th
Flag_of_Puerto_Rico.svg 2010 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 -1 Preliminary Round
TOTALS 33 16 3 14 49 63 41 -14
Central American Games
YEAR G W D L F A PTS +/- FINISH
Flag_of_Guatemala.svg 1973Flag_of_El_Salvador.svg 1977 Did not qualify
Flag_of_Guatemala.svg 1986 3 2 0 1 6 1 4 +5 2nd
Flag_of_Honduras.svg 1990 4 3 0 1 8 2 6 +6 Champions
Flag_of_El_Salvador.svg 1994 3 3 0 0 16 4 9 +12 Champions
Flag_of_Honduras.svg 1997 4 2 1 1 6 3 7 +3 3rd
Flag_of_Guatemala.svg 2001 6 4 1 1 9 5 13 +4 2nd
TOTALS 20 14 2 4 45 15 39 +30

 

Honduras World Cup History

1982 FIFA World Cup

Honduras qualified for the World Cup finals for the first time in 1982. Despite getting draws against host Spain, 1–1, and Northern Ireland, 1–1, they could not come up with a win against Yugoslavia, losing 0–1.
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
22px-Ulster_banner.svg Northern Ireland 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 4
Flag_of_Spain.svg Spain 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 3
Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia.svg Yugoslavia 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 3
Flag_of_Honduras.svg Honduras 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2

The national team made its debut in the Independence Centenary Games, held in Guatemala City in September 1921, losing 10–1 to Guatemala.

During their first appearance at the Central American and Caribbean Games in 1930, Honduras posted a record of two wins and three losses. Their only wins came against Jamaica (5–1) and El Salvador (4–1), while they lost two games to Cuba and Costa Rica.

The Football War started after losing a qualifying game for the 1970 World Cup against El Salvador and being eliminated. After massive rioting between fans, on 14 July 1969, the Salvadoran army launched an attack against Honduras. A cease fire was put in effect six days later.

Honduras won the 1981 CONCACAF Championship. Honduras qualified for the World Cup for the first time in 1982. They finished second in both the 1985 CONCACAF Championship and the 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Honduras won the UNCAF Nations Cup twice in 1993 and 1995. In 2009, the team secured qualification to the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

1981 CONCACAF Championship

In 1981, Honduras hosted the CONCACAF championship. All the games were played at Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino. With a 4–0 win over Haiti, 2–0 win over Cuba, 2–1 victory over Canada, and 0–0 draws against El Salvador and Mexico, Honduras became CONCACAF champions.

In 2001, Honduras won the FIFA team of the year. Results

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Honduras 8 5 3 2 0 8 1 7
2  El Salvador 6 5 2 2 1 2 1 1
3  Mexico 5 5 1 3 1 6 3 3
4  Canada 5 5 1 3 1 6 6 0
5  Cuba 4 5 1 2 2 4 8 −4
6  Haiti 2 5 0 2 3 2 9 −7

2001 Copa América

Since 1993, CONMEBOL has invited teams from other confederations to participate in their confederation championship, Copa América. Honduras took part as one of the last minute teams added for 2001 Copa América. (Argentina dropped out one day before kickoff.) The team arrived only a few hours before the tournament’s first game, and with barely enough players. Despite the odds, Honduras progressed onto the quarter-final stage where they faced and defeated Brazil 2–0. In the semi-finals however, it was Colombia that knocked off Honduras, 0–2.

2010 FIFA World Cup

On October 14, 2009, Honduras qualified to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, after a 1–0 win against El Salvador, which gave them the third automatic qualifying spot from the Fourth Round of CONCACAF Qualifying.

Honduras faced ChileSpain, and Switzerland, respectively. In their first match, they lost to Chile 0–1 by a goal from Jean Beausejour. They faced Spain in the second match, and lost 0–2 by 2 goals from David Villa. In their last match against Switzerland, they got a draw, and finished the World Cup with 1 point.

Honduran Soccer Youth team records

Honduras National Soccer Team Record versus other nations

As of 16 October 2012
2 points per win
Nation Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
22px-Flag_of_Antigua_and_Barbuda.svg Antigua and Barbuda 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 2
Flag_of_Argentina.svg Argentina 1 0 0 1 1 3 –2 0
Flag_of_Aruba.svg Aruba 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Flag_of_Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Flag_of_Barbados.svg Barbados 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 2
Flag_of_Belarus.svg Belarus 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1
Flag_of_Belize.svg Belize 4 4 0 0 13 2 +11 8
Flag_of_Bolivia.svg Bolivia 5 1 2 2 3 4 –1 4
Flag_of_Brazil.svg Brazil 5 1 1 3 6 16 –10 3
Flag_of_Canada.svg Canada 21 10 5 6 38 26 +12 25
Flag_of_Chile.svg Chile 6 2 0 4 10 12 –2 4
Flag_of_the_People's_Republic_of_China.svg China PR 1 1 0 1 1 3 –2 2
Flag_of_Colombia.svg Colombia 14 6 4 4 13 11 +2 16
Flag_of_South_Korea.svg South Korea 2 0 0 2 0 7 –7 0
Flag_of_Costa_Rica.svg Costa Rica 53 16 17 20 70 98 –28 49
Flag_of_Cuba.svg Cuba 14 7 2 5 25 23 +2 16
Flag_of_Curaçao.svg Curaçao 2 0 1 1 2 3 –1 1
Flag_of_Denmark.svg Denmark 3 1 1 1 2 4 –2 3
Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic.svg Dominican Republic 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 2
Flag_of_Ecuador.svg Ecuador 11 2 6 3 10 11 –1 10
Flag_of_El_Salvador.svg El Salvador 56 30 15 11 94 55 +39 75
Flag_of_Finland.svg Finland 1 0 0 1 1 2 –1 0
Flag_of_Grenada.svg Grenada 2 2 0 0 11 1 +10 4
Flag_of_France.svg Guadeloupe 1 0 0 1 1 2 –1 0
Flag_of_Guatemala.svg Guatemala 38 14 17 7 48 43 +5 45
Flag_of_Haiti.svg Haiti 14 9 1 4 29 12 +17 19
Flag_of_Jamaica.svg Jamaica 21 11 4 6 40 19 +21 26
Flag_of_Japan.svg Japan 2 0 1 1 7 8 –1 1
Flag_of_Latvia.svg Latvia 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 2
22px-Flag_of_Martinique.svg Martinique 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 2
Flag_of_Mexico.svg Mexico 29 5 5 19 22 57 –35 15
22px-Flag_of_the_Netherlands_Antilles_(1986-2010).svg Netherlands Antilles 11 5 3 3 24 20 +4 13
Flag_of_New_Zealand.svg New Zealand 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1
Flag_of_Nicaragua.svg Nicaragua 12 11 1 0 46 6 +40 23
22px-Ulster_banner.svg Northern Ireland 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Flag_of_Norway.svg Norway 1 0 0 1 1 3 –2 0
Flag_of_Panama.svg Panama 39 24 6 9 66 23 +43 54
Flag_of_Paraguay.svg Paraguay 6 1 2 3 3 8 –5 4
Flag_of_Peru.svg Peru 7 2 3 2 10 10 0 7
Flag_of_Puerto_Rico.svg Puerto Rico 2 1 1 0 6 2 +4 3
Flag_of_Romania.svg Romania 1 0 0 1 0 3 –3 0
22px-Flag_of_Saint_Vincent_and_the_Grenadines.svg Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 6 6 0 0 36 4 +32 12
Flag_of_Slovenia.svg Slovenia 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 2
Flag_of_Spain.svg Spain 2 0 1 1 1 3 –2 1
Flag_of_Switzerland.svg Switzerland 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Flag_of_Serbia.svg Serbia 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 2
Flag_of_Suriname.svg Suriname 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 4
Flag_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago.svg Trinidad and Tobago 15 7 6 2 24 15 +9 20
Flag_of_Turkey.svg Turkey 2 0 0 2 0 3 –3 0
Flag_of_Uruguay.svg Uruguay 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 3
Flag_of_the_United_States.svg United States 19 4 3 12 20 33 –13 11
Flag_of_Venezuela.svg Venezuela 9 3 2 4 9 8 +1 8
Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia.svg Yugoslavia 1 0 0 1 0 1 –1 0
Flag_of_Zambia.svg Zambia 1 1 0 0 7 1 +6 2
Totals 448 193 115 140 715 568 +147 501

Honduras National Soccer Team Titles

1981
1993, 1995, 2011

Honduras National Soccer Team Facts

See also

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