Honduras' Alberth Elis (white jersey) dribbles against visiting Panama in a World Cup qualifier on November 11, 2016, in San Pedro Sula. (Photo: FIFA.com)
2018 FIFA WORLD CUP
CONCACAF Qualifying -- Final Round, Matchday 2
Date: November 15, 2016
Match: Honduras v Trinidad & Tobago
Venue: Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano – San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Time: 4:05 p.m. (local)
R: Jair Marrufo (USA)
AR1: Corey Rockwell (USA)
AR2: Frank Anderson (USA)
4th: Baldomero Toledo (USA)
ALL-TIME WCQ SERIES
W: HON-3, TRI 3 / D: HON-1, TRI-1 / L: HON-3, TRI-3; GF: HON-12, TRI-7
LAST WCQ MEETING
September 5, 2009: Honduras 4, Trinidad & Tobago 1
Carlos Pavon 20’, 28’; Amado Guevara 62’; David Suazo 83’ / Kerry Baptiste 86’
FIVE MATCH WCQ FORM
Trinidad & Tobago: LLDWW
CONCACAF QUALIFYING RESULTS
Honduras (Overall record: 2W-2D-3L … 6GF, 7GA)
13.11.15 Canada v Honduras 1-0
17.11.15 Honduras v Mexico 2-0
25.03.16 El Salvador v Honduras 2-2
29.03.16 Honduras v El Salvador 2-0
02.09.16 Honduras v Canada 2-1
06.09.16 Mexico v Honduras 0-0
11.11.16 Honduras v Panama 0-1
Trinidad Tobago (Overall record: 3W-2D-2L … 13GF, 11GA)
13.11.15 Guatemala v Trinidad & Tobago 1-2
17.11.15 Trinidad & Tobago v USA 0-0
25.03.16 St. Vincent & the Grenadines v Trinidad & Tobago 2-3
29.03.16 Trinidad & Tobago v St. Vincent & the Grenadines 6-0
02.09.16 Trinidad & Tobago v Guatemala 2-2
06.09.16 USA v Trinidad & Tobago 4-0
11.11.16 Trinidad & Tobago v Costa Rica 0-2
CONCACAF QUALIFYING SCORERS
Honduras: Romell Quioto (2); Alberth Elis, Oscar Garcia, Antony Lozano, Mario Martinez (1)
Trinidad & Tobago: Kenwyne Jones, Joevin Jones (3); Trevin Caesar, Levi Garcia (2); Sheldon Bateau, Khaleem Hyland, Kevin Molino (1)
FINAL ROUND SUMMARY
Honduras: Honduras opened final-round play with a 1-0 loss to visiting Panama on November 11, 2016. Fidel Escobar scored the only goal in the 22nd minute, when his right-footed free kick from 22-yards out took a slight deflection off Honduras’ Romell Quioto before hitting the back of the net. The Catrachos had two chances to equalize in the 57th minute, but Panama goalkeeper Jaime Penedo saved efforts from Diego Reyes and Alberth Elis.
Trinidad & Tobago: Trinidad & Tobago kicked off final-round play with a 2-0 loss to visiting Costa Rica. The Ticos’ Cristian Bolaños scored in the 65th minute and assisted on Ronald Matarrita’s insurance tally in the second minute of stoppage time. Jomal Williams was dangerous for T&T, blazing just over the crossbar from the top of the box off a spectacular, right-footed side volley in the 32nd minute and nearly connecting with a lunge after Joevin Jones did well to whip in a cross from the right.
- Qualified for three FIFA World Cups, including the last two (1982, 2010, 2014).
- Has never won more than five games in three previous Hexagonal appearances.
- In seven 2018 WCQ games, either shutout (4 times) or scored two goals (3 times).
- Conceded one goal or fewer in four consecutive WCQs.
- Competing in fourth Hexagonal … has never opened a Hexagonal with two straight losses.
Trinidad & Tobago
- Qualified for only one FIFA World Cup, playing in Germany 2006 after overcoming Bahrain in a two-match playoff, 2-1 on aggregate.
- Current forward Kenwyne Jones appeared in two matches at the 2006 World Cup (entered as a first-half substitute in 2-0 loss v Paraguay … started and played 70 minutes in 2-0 loss v England)
- Scored 0 goals in last 218 minutes of WCQ play.
- Joevin Jones has scored team’s last two WCQ goals (both in 2-2 home draw v Guatemala on Sept. 2, 2016)
- Competing in fourth Hexagonal.