Posted on July 11, 2012
With its final 18-player roster announced at the end of last week, the Honduran Olympic team flew over the weekend to Villach, Austria, where it will hold a training camp until July 18.
The Central Americans will face fellow Olympic team Gabon in its first pre-tournament friendly on Wednesday. The team coached by Luis Fernando Suarez will also face the Under-23 teams of Egypt and UAE.
The team will be joined in Austria by its three overage players: Maynor Figueroa (Wigan Athletic), Roger Espinoza (Sporting Kansas City) and Jerry Bengtson (New England Revolution).
Mexico tied host and First Division side Leon, 1-1, last Wednesday. Javier Aquino scored a late equalizer for El Tri. Mexico’s three over-age selections, Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul), Carlos Salcido (Tigres UANL) and Oribe Peralta (Santos Laguna) played in the game.
On Monday, the Mexicans flew to Spain, where it will hold a training camp in Marbella. On Sunday, Mexico will face the Great Britain Olympic team. The next day it will travel to Cadiz, Spain, where it will face the Spain U-23s on July 18.
Categories: Central America, Honduras, Mexico, North America, Olympic Qualifying
Tags: 2012 London Olympics, Carlos Salcido, Cruz Azul, El Tri, Jerry Bengston, Jesus Corona, Mayor Figueroa, New England Revolution, Oribe Peralta, Roger Espinoza, Santos Laguna, Sporting Kansas City, Tigres UANL, Wigan Athletic