• Wednesday Oct 16, 2013

    Honduran players celebrate WC qualification

    Carlo Costly celebrates after scoring against host Jamaica in a World Cup qualifier on October 15, 2013. (Photo: FIFA via AFP)

     

    KINGSTON, JAMAICA – As it turned out, based on other results, Honduras would have earned qualification to next year’s World Cup finals even with a loss at Jamaica on Tuesday.  The 2-2 draw, however, made it certain that the Catrachos progressed on their own terms.

    After the match in Kingston, the Honduran players expressed joy for having achieved their objective. 

    “You have to give thanks to God for this,” said defender Víctor Bernardez.  “There was no need for overconfidence and we take this result which is good for us.  We had plenty of confidence that we could achieve it and now only to think about the World Cup.”

    Maynor Figueroa was a key figure against the Reggae Boyz, netting from a long-range free kick that deflected off the wall and sharply found its way into the net.  The shot proved to be the goal that ensured Honduras’ passage to Brazil 2014.  It was the Hull City defender’s first qualifying goal in 35 career games.

    “We thank the entire county for their support, this is for you, enjoy it,” proclaimed the 30-year-old. 

    Honduras finished the CONCACAF Hexagonal in third place with 15 points, four ahead of fourth-place Mexico.

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