With an infamous loss to Honduras in 2012 which saw Canada being defeated with a margin of 8-1, the players for the Canadian team only managed to leave the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano with their legs on the ground.
This year, they faced almost the same situation after a faceoff with Honduras at the World Cup Qualifiers saw them lose 2-1 in a match which has been described as a crucial game.
The Honduras men's national team advanced to the final hexagonal round of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying with a 0-0 draw against Mexico at the Estadio Azteca.
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Honduras is set to face Argentina for a place in the quarterfinal of the men’s event in football at the ongoing Olympic Games in Brazil.
Both teams are in group D that also include Portugal and Algeria. Portugal have six points from the two round of games, while Algeria have no point. Only two countries can make the next cut to the knockout stages, leaving an all out war between Argentina – who want to redeem their image after a poor start at the tournament, and Honduras.
The head coach of Honduras, Jorge Luis Pinto was recently handed a suspension of 4 games after an incident involving him and a match between his team and El Salvador which was played on March 30 of the ongoing year.
Honduras were beaten by Nigeria in the Suwon tournament by 3-1.
The competition was organized by South Korea and serve as a preparation for teams participating in the Olympics tournament.
Nigeria already suffered two defeats in their previous games and Honduras were hoping that they could inflict further damage on the African U23 Champion.
The current head coach of the Hondurian national football team is Jorge Luis Pinto but before taking up this position, he had already been in charge of a number of teams and one of those was Costa Rica.
Honduras national team manager Jorge Luis Pinto admitted that he will be short of a few players at the upcoming Rio Olympics 2016 due to injuries, but he remains confident that the replacements will be able to make a major impact.
The upcoming Rio Olympics 2016 is a major deal for Honduras especially since it looks like they will miss out on World Cup qualification for the 2018 edition. The recent 2-0 win over El Salvador has lifted the team into the second spot of their group, but there is no place for comfort just yet.
Honduras secured what could be a crucial victory against El Salvador in their last CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying fixture, but there is still a lot of work to be done before Jorge Luis Pinto and his players can secure qualification to the next round.
End of March this year saw Honduras challenge their opposing team El Salvador in what was their second match for the CONCACAF World Cup qualifier rounds.
In the last match both the teams had a draw and the results did not help either of the sides get desired points and weightage.
At the group stage for qualifying in the World Cup both the teams are in the lower half. With three matches remaining for both teams, the pressure is on for sure.