Opinion: Honduras in the World Cup

This is Honduras’s second ever appearance in a World Cup after they previously qualified for the 1982 tournament where coincidentally they were also grouped with Spain as they are this time. In a group with Chile, Spain and Switzerland the Hondurans are going to find it very difficult to get out of this group, as they don’t appear to have the overall quality of their opponents.

As I alluded to in my analysis of Chile, much of either team’s chances could come down to their first encounter in Nelspruit on June 16. If the Hondurans can grab the three points here, it might just give them the confidence to challenge for the second spot in the group, being a given that Spain should qualify first from the group. With both teams looking to score goals, it could be an entertaining encounter unless nerves get the better of both of them…More here

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