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Honduras will find it difficult at the World Cup

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Squad

Goalkeepers: Noel Valladares, Donis Escober (both Olimpia), Luis Lopez (Real Espana).

Defenders: Brayan Beckeles (Olimpia), Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic), Juan Carlos Garcia (Wigan), Maynor Figueroa (Hull), Victor Bernardez (San Jose Earthquakes), Osman Chavez (Qingdao Janoon), Juan Pablo Montes (Motagua).

Midfielders: Edder Delgado (Real Espana), Luis Garrido (Olimpia), Roger Espinoza (Wigan), Jorge Claros (Motagua), Wilson Palacios (Stoke), Oscar Garcia (Houston Dynamo), Andy Najar (Anderlecht), Mario Martinez (Real Espana), Marvin Chavez (Chivas USA).

Forwards: Jerry Bengtson (New England Revolution), Jerry Palacios (Alajuelense), Carlo Costly (Real Espana), Rony Martinez (Real Sociedad).

Fixtures

15 June v France (Porto Alegre)

20 June v Switzerland (Salvador)

25 June v Ecuador (Rio de Janeiro)

Strengths

They are a spirited bunch and will have the backing of the crowd as underdogs. The trio of Maynor Figueroa, Emilio Izaguirre and Wilson Palacios provide a solid, experienced core.

Weaknesses

Honduras have little experience playing teams from outside of CONCACAF so may struggle up against the other teams in their group.

Key Player

Emilio Izaguirre. Celtic’s complete left-back who is defensively disciplined but can also attack with confidence.

Prediction

It is difficult to see them progressing from the group stage.

Odds

2000/1

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