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October 16, 2012 4:00 PM EDT
Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano — San Pedro Sula
Referee:‬ M. Morales‎
Attendance:‬ 38000‎
Iain Hume 77′
17′ J. Bengtson
29′ C. Costly
48′ C. Costly
83′ J. Bengtson
89′ C. Costly

World Cup Qualifying Preview: Honduras - Canada

The battle for second place in Group C will see Honduras advance with a win, while Canada can move on to the Hexagonal with a win or draw.

By Rudi Schuller

Emilio Izaguirre; Atiba Hutchinson - Canada vs. Honduras
Canada Soccer / Giamou
Honduras (4-4-2): Escober; Garrido, Bernardez, Figueroa, Izaguirre; Peralta, Martinez, Claros, Garcia; Costly, Bengston


GOALKEEPERS: Donis Escober, Jose Mendoza

DEFENDERS: Maynor Figueroa, Victor Bernardez, Emilio Izaguirre, Osman Chavez, Johnny Leveron, Mario Rene Berrios, Juan Carlos Garcia, Wilmer Crisanto, Jose Velaquez

MIDFIELDERS: Oscar Boniek Garcia, Jorge Claros, Marvin Chavez, Mario Martinez, Edder Delgado, Arnold Peralta, Luis Garrido

FORWARDS: Carlo Costly, Georgie Welcome, Jerry Bengston, Roger Rojas, Mitchel Brown, Junior Lacayo

Canada (4-2-3-1): Hirschfeld; Edgar, McKenna, Hainault, Jazic; de Guzman, Johnson; Ricketts, Hutchinson, Jackson; Hume


GOALKEEPERS: Lars Hirschfeld, Milan Borjan, Kenny Stamatopoulos

DEFENDERS: David Edgar, Kevin McKenna, Andre Hainault, Ante Jazic, Mike Klukowski, Marcel de Jong, Dejan Jakovic

MIDFIELDERS: Atiba Hutchinson, Julian de Guzman, Will Johnson, Terry Dunfield, Pedro Pacheco, Patrice Bernier, Nik Ledgerwood

FORWARDS: Simeon Jackson, Iain Hume, Lucas Cavallini, Tosaint Ricketts

  • Canada leads Honduras by two points. A draw or win would secure advancement to CONCACAF's final six for the Canadians, while the Hondurans need an outright victory.
  • Honduras has only scored against Cuba in this current round, having been shut out by Canada and Group C leader Panama so far.
  • Canada has not qualified for a World Cup since 1986. It has not reached the final round of qualifying, the Hexagonal, since 1998.
  • Honduras qualified for the World Cup in 2010, its first appearance in the tournament since 1982.
  • Both sides are missing influential players ahead of this match. Honduras will be without starting goalkeeper Noel Valladares, and midfielders Wilson Palacios and Roger Espinoza. Canada has lost Josh Simpson and Dwayne De Rosario through injury, and target man Olivier Occean will be serving a red card suspension.

  • The match will be played at 2 p.m. local time (4 p.m. EDT), as it is required that the final group stage games are played simultaneously. Cuba vs. Panama must be played in the afternoon as the Cuban stadium does not have floodlights.

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22Donis Salatiel EscoberGoalkeeper
7E. IzaguirreDefender
3Maynor FigueroaDefender
5V. BernárdezDefender
15A. PeraltaMidfielder
-J. ClarosMidfielder
17Luis GarridoStriker
7Mario MartínezMidfielder
14B. GarcíaDefender
13C. CostlyStriker
-J. BengtsonStriker
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6Juan Carlos GarcíaDefender
16J. LeverónDefender
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-Marvin ChávezDefender
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-M. Brown
11R. RojasStriker
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