Posted on June 12, 2012
TORONTO – Canada expects a hungry Honduras side when it hosts the Central Americans in a World Cup qualifying match at BMO Field on Tuesday night.
The Hondurans enter the Group C match without any points after a surprising 2-0 home defeat to Panama on Friday. The Canadians already have three points in the bag after their 1-0 victory in Cuba the same day.
“Very rare you see Honduras lose at home,” Canada midfielder told the Toronto Sun. “We know they’re going to be coming in here anxious to walk away with three points and we’re going to do what we can to deny them that.”
Canada coach Stephen Hart did not think the Central American side would be desperate.
“They’re a wounded animal but Honduras has too much experience to be desperate,” he was quoted by the Sun. “They’re going to come in here thinking it’s only Canada and they can get a result here.”
The Canadians had a scout at the Honduras-Panama game. Hart said the team played well, but “just didn’t finish their chances. They have good quality, a lot of experience in key positions and they’ll be difficult.”
Hart said the Hondurans had “a lot of athleticism and technical ability. They have some good wide play and of course (Carlo) Costly up front is a big man and is a handful.”
Photo: Canada coach Stephen Hart: “They’re a wounded animal but Honduras has too much experience to be desperate.” Keith Furman/First Row Photos
Categories: Canada, Central America, Cuba, Honduras, North America, Panama, World Cup Qualifying
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