• Monday Oct 28, 2013

    Honduras through to U-17 World Cup quarterfinals

    Honduras' Brayan Velasquez is challenged by Rustamjon Ashurmatov of Uzbekistan during their FIFA U-17 World Cup Round of 16 match at Sharjah Stadium on October 28, 2013, in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images)

     

    SHARJAH, UAE – Honduras reached the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup for the first time after defeating 10-man Uzbekistan, 1-0, in the Round of 16 on Monday at Sharjah Stadium. 

    It will join another CONCACAF side -- Mexico -- among the final eight and play Sweden on November 1 in Al Ain City.  The Swedes upended Japan, 2-1, earlier in the day.

    For the second time in three matches, Jorge Bodden came off the bench to score for the Catrachos, netting the game’s lone goal in the 74th minute.  Alberth Elis played a ball into the Uzbekistan 18-yard box for Brayan Velasquez, who slipped a pass for Bodden to poke inside the near post from the edge of the six-yard box to give Honduras a 1-0 lead.

    Bodden also tallied a stoppage-time equalizer in a 2-2 draw with Slovakia in the group stage.  

    Uzbekistan, which finished second in Group C, was reduced to 10 men in the 24th minute, when defender Akramjon Juraboev committed his second bookable offense after pulling Velasquez back.

    In a first half with few scoring chances, Honduras had the best two.  In the 20th minute, Velasquez latched onto an attempted Uzbekistan clearance, but his shot was off target. 

    Six minutes later, Kevin Alvarez received a short pass from Fredy Medina, only to see his effort across the face of the goal go wide of the net.  Alvarez also had Uzbekistan goalkeeper Sarvar Karimov beaten in the 62nd minute, heading the ball off the post. 

    Uzbekistan threatened to equalize late.  Goalkeeper Cristian Hernandez, however, easily saved Javokhir Sidikov’s free kick in the first minute of second-half stoppage time as Honduras’ magical journey in the FIFA U-17 World Cup continues.

  • Liga de Campeones

    Related Noticias



Noticias Interesantes

Arbitros de CONCACAF electos para la Copa Mundial Sub-17 de la FIFA

A sólo dos meses del inicio de la Copa Mundial Sub-17 de la FIFA 2017 en la India, el Comité de Arbitros de la FIFA anunció el viernes la lista de 21 oficiales que estarán en dicha competencia.

Seleccionado Sub 17 de EE.UU Timothy Weah firmó para el PSG

United States under-17 international Timothy Weah has signed a three-year professional contract with Paris-Saint Germain.

Jairo Torres da crédito a sus compañeros por el Balón de Oro en el Sub-17

Su desplazamiento en el campo, su movimiento, habilidad para pasar y para anotar, le valieron al mexicano Jairo Torres el premio Balón de Oro como mejor jugador en el recién finalizado Campeonato Sub-17 de CONCACAF.

Sub-17 de México contentos con el título de la CONCACAF, pero mira a futuro

Después de vencer 5-4 en tiros de penal a EE.UU luegp de un empate 1-1 en tiempo reglamentario el domingo, México ganó su tercer título consecutivo Sub 17 de la CONCACAF en la Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá.

Edwards optimista sobre el futuro de los jugadores Sub 17 de Jamaica

Han pasado seis años desde que Jamaica compitió por última vez en una Copa Mundial Sub-17 de la FIFA...