World Cup Glance: Honduras
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Honduras will be making its third appearance in a World Cup finals next year in Brazil. (Photo: Mexsport)

Honduras will make its second straight World Cup appearance next year in Brazil, meeting Switzerland once again.  In a fascinating match-up, the Catrachos will also square off against the man who guided them to South Africa four years ago, when they face Reinaldo Rueda and Ecuador.

CONCACAF.com takes a look at Honduras.

HONDURAS

All-Time World Cup Record (2 previous appearances…1982, 2010)

GP – 6, W – 0, D – 0, L – 3, GF – 2, GA – 6

2014 CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying Record (3rd place)

GP – 16, W – 7, D – 5, L – 4, GF – 25, GA – 15

Leading Scorer

Jerry Bengtson – 9 goals in 12 games

Group E Schedule (all times ET)

CONCACAF – 2014 World Cup Schedule (all times ET)

June 15 – v France, 12:00 p.m., Porto Alegre

June 20 – v Ecuador, 7:40 p.m., Curitiba

June 25 – v Switzerland, 4:00 p.m., Manaus

All-Time Records v World Cup Opponents

v France

no previous meetings

v Ecuador

GP – 13, W – 2, D – 8, L – 3, GF – 13, GA – 14

First meeting

December 12, 1984:  0-0 draw at Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Last meeting

November 19, 2013:  2-2 draw at Houston, Texas, USA

v Switzerland

GP – 1, W – 0, D – 1, L – 0, GF – 0, GA – 0

 

First meeting

June 25, 2010:  0-0 draw at Bloemfontein, South Africa

Honduras – Fast Facts

  • 5 of 6 all-time World Cup games decided by 1 goal or less
  •  Reinaldo Rueda, who was Honduras’ head coach at the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa, is now in charge of group-stage opponent Ecuador
  • Honduras and Switzerland drew 0-0 in the last Group H match at the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa.  Of the 14 players to compete for Honduras that day, 10 appeared in at least one match in qualifying for Brazil 2014.
  • 0 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss in 2 all-time World Cup openers (1982: 1-1 draw v Spain…Hector Zelaya scored on the 7th minute; 2010: 1-0 loss v Chile)