Canada and Honduras: How we fared on Canadian soil

The zero hour starts for the Honduran team tomorrow at the start of its participation in the qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup against the very difficult Canada team.

H is measured against the North American team in their first appearance in the qualifying rounds at CONCACAF, in order to start off on the best way to achieve their dream ticket to Qatar.

This will not be the first two-color encounter on Canadian soil for a tie or official match. While this is true, Canada has improved a lot and has bigger players in this generation, ‘Canuck’ do not have a positive history of playing at home against ours.

However, H did well in those lands. Let’s review the latest games out there.

Canada 1-1 Honduras (September 4, 2004, second round of Germany 2006 qualifiers)

H equalized away from home in that match in the group stage when Amadou Guevara scored the equalizer after losing after de Vos’ goal. Honduras had a great team on that occasion such as David Suazo, Edgar Alvarez, Julio Cesar de Leon, Wilson Palacios and others. H was directed by Raul Martinez Sambola at the time.

Canada 1-2 Honduras (September 6, 2008, South Africa 2010 qualifier second round)

Group H’s only victory on Canadian soil came with a superb team led by Honduran Colombian coach Reinaldo Rueda. Ramon Nunez scored Alcatrachos’ goals in the 47th and 56th minutes in that epic, always reminiscent of a two-tone victory at Saputo Stadium in Montreal. Honduras qualified for the World Cup after 34 years of not participating with the highest honors.

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Canada 0-0 Honduras (June 12, 2012, second round of Brazil 2014 qualifiers)

The next match was on the rival pitch at BMO Field in the group stage of the qualifying round to Brazil 2014. On that occasion the match ended goalless and H lost on his first home appearance 0-2 at home to Panama by a national team. Coach Luis Fernando Suarez. The goalless draw gave a break to the two-tone colors that ended up achieving historic qualification for the World Cup for the second time in a row.

Canada 1-0 Honduras (November 13, 2015, first round of Russia 2018 qualifiers)

Another defeat overcame the duo in Canada, this time in their first match of the group stage towards the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The Canadian goal was scored by Cycle Laren in the 38th minute which complicated the team he directed at the time Jorge Luis Pinto, who finally qualified for Hexagonal and was on the verge of qualifying for the World Cup. He finished fourth by qualifying for the playoff, but fell to Australia in that unfortunate elimination.

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