Your Guide to SA 2010:- Honduras

Fifa Ranking:- 38

Nicknamed the Los Catrachos are part of the CONCACAF nations. They are a force who are lacking fire power but having qualified before 28 years ago they have little to no experience in this modern footballing era where they are grouped with THE MIGHTY SPAIN, SOUTH AMERICAN TIGER CHILE AND THE SWISS. They had a relatively easy automatic qualification for the third spot
by winning 1-0 against El Salvador.

The Manager

Reinaldo Rueda

The 53 year old Colombian who knows this sport not only in the sense of game skills but also as a subject. He has been a key participant many UEFA and FIFA conferences of emerging mangers. Further his managerial credentials can be judged just by history as under him the Colombian under 17 football national team came 4th in the U-17 World cup. He was an instant success with U-20 & U21 teams and was promoted instantly to take over the NATIONAL TEAM OF COLUMBIA. Then he moved on to take up the coaching job at HONDURAS. Here under his first term it self Honduras qualified to SOUTH AFRICA 2010.

The Squad :

Ricardo Canales, Noel Valladares, Donis Escober

Osman Chávez, Maynor Figueroa, Johnny Palacios, Víctor Bernárdez, Oscar Boniek García, Mauricio Sabillón, Sergio Mendoza, Emilio Izaguirre.

Hendry Thomas, Ramón Núñez, Wilson Palacios, Julio César de León, Roger Espinoza, Edgar Álvarez, Danilo Turcios, Amado Guevara

Carlos Pavon, David Suazo, Georgie Welcome , Walter Martínez

Man To Watch:-

David Suazo

This 30 year Inter-Milan striker was one of the prolific young talents when he entered the football market. He is a Cagliari FC legend scoring more than 100 goals in all competitions for them. He presently plays for Inter Milan and for Honduras has been good. Its time he shows that he is the best as he has the height,power and skills to score goals as he did during the qualifications when he scored 3 goals in as many matches but suffered an injury due to which did not play much in the final CONCACAF stages. FP take :- KEEP AN EYE ON THIS GUY.

FP Prediction:-

Grouped in Group H with the south American giant killer's Chile, the highly talented Swiss and the Cup favourites Spain they are highly unlikely to win even one match as they have a weak side with a few exception of few youngsters but as they say FOOTBALL is a team game and you need 11 players on the field on the day to play and looking at the squad and the group in which they are they have .0001% chance to qualify. Honduran fans I hope they spring a surprise.

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