Honduras edges Costa Rica in U-20 friendly thriller

Honduras (pictured) celebrates after scoring in an under-20 friendly against Costa Rica on January 31, 2017, in Comayagua, Honduras. (Photo Diario Diez) 

COMAYAGUA, Honduras – Honduras rallied from a two-goal deficit to defeat visiting Costa Rica 3-2 in an under-20 friendly on Tuesday at the Estadio Carlos Miranda.

The sides are preparing for the upcoming CONCACAF Under-20 Championship, which Costa Rica will host from February 17-March 5, 2017.

Andy Reyes (0-1) and Pablo Arboine (0-2) struck in the first half for the visitor, but Honduras stormed back after the break with three unanswered goals through Darixon Vuelto (53’, 1-2, 53’), Carlos Pineda (75’, 2-2 on a free kick) and Rembrandt Flores (90’+3, 3-2)

The sides will meet again on Friday at the same venue.


COSTA RICA: Mario Sequeira; Ian Smith, Juan Pablo Arguedas, Yostin Salinas, Esteban Espinoza, Roberto Cordoba, Jimmy Marin, Luis Hernandez, Andy Reyes, Suhander Zuñiga, Pablo Arboine.

HONDURAS: Javier Delgado; Kenneth Hernandez, Wesly Decas, Dilan Andrade, Jose Garcia, Erick Arias, Jorge Alvarez, Sendel Cruz, Douglas Martinez, Darixon Vuelto, Byron Rodrguez