Honduras Goes For The Sixth Classification To The Olympic Games Against a Rival That Already Knows How To Eliminate It

2022-06-30

The moment of truth is coming for the U-20 National Team of Honduras in the World Cup. This Friday it is measured against the United States for the semifinals, a duel where the ticket to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will be in dispute.

If there is a country that has made it a custom to join the Olympic party, that is Honduras, since it has qualified for this event four consecutive times and five times in its entire history.

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It should be added that Honduras, of the five qualifications for the Olympic Games, has achieved two at the expense of the United States in the semifinals. Those led by Luis Alvarado hope to repeat this story against the Americans this Friday at the Morazán stadium in San Pedro Sula at 7:00 at night.

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The other three tickets to the Olympic Games, Honduras got them beating Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador.

The Bicolor has been in the five finals of the Pre-Olympic Games, where they won two against the United States team, but lost the other three finals against Mexico.

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We show you how the five classifications of Honduras to the Olympic Games have been, the last one was to Tokyo 2021:

Olympic Qualifying Road to Sydney, Australia 2000

Direct key in Central America
Nicaragua 0 Honduras 6
Honduras 4 Nicaragua 2

Group B in Guadalajara, Mexico
Mexico 2 Honduras 2
Honduras 1 Costa Rica 1
Honduras 2 Jamaica 0

Olympic Qualifying in Hershey, Pennsylvania
Group stage
United States 3 Honduras 0
Honduras 2 Canada 0

Semifinal
Honduras 0 Mexico 0 (penalties 5-4)

Final
Honduras 2 United States 1

* We classify Australia 2000 as champions led by Ramón Maradiaga.
Figures: Noel Valladares, Junior Izaguirre, Maynor Suazo, Danilo Turcios, David Suazo

Olympic Qualifier Road to Beijing, China 2008

CA Group A in Panama City
Honduras 3 El Salvador 0
Panama 1 Honduras 1

Olympic qualifier in Tampa, Florida
Group stage
Honduras 1 Panama 0
Honduras 2 Cuba 0
United States 1 Honduras 0

Semifinal
Honduras 0 Guatemala 0 (penalties 6-5)

Final
Honduras 1 United States 0

* We classify China 2008 as champions led by Alexis Mendoza.
Figures: Kevin Hernández, Erick Norales, Hendry Thomas, Mario Martínez, Ramón Núñez, Georgie Welcome

Olympic Qualifier Road to London, England 2012

CA Group B in San Pedro Sula
Honduras 2 Costa Rica 2
Honduras 5 Nicaragua 0

Olympic Qualifying in Nashville, Tennessee
Group stage
Honduras 3 Panama 1
Mexico 3 Honduras 0
Honduras 2 Trinidad and Tobago 0

Semifinal
Honduras 3 El Salvador 2

Final
Mexico 2 Honduras 1

* We classified London 2012 as runners-up with Luis Fernando Suárez.
Figures: Johnny Leveron, Arnold Peralta, Andy Najar, Anthony Lozano, Gerson Rodas, Alex López

Olympic Qualifying Road to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016

Olympic qualifiers in Commerce City, Carson and Sandy
Group stage
Honduras 1 Haiti 0
Honduras 2 Costa Rica 0
Mexico 2 Honduras 1

Semifinal
Honduras 2 United States 0

Final
Mexico 2 Honduras 0

* We classified Rio de Janeiro 2016 as runners-up by Jorge Luis Pinto.
Figures: Buba López, Marcelo Pereira, Bryan Acosta, Jhow Benavídez, Alberth Elis, Anthony Lozano

Olympic Qualifying Road to Tokyo, Japan 2021

Direct key in AC
Nicaragua 0 Honduras 2
Honduras 3 Nicaragua 0

Pre-Olympic in Guadalajara, Mexico
Group stage
Honduras 3 Haiti 0
Honduras 1 El Salvador 1
Canada 1 Honduras 1

Semifinal
Honduras 2 United States 1

Final
Mexico 1 Honduras 1 (penalties 5-4)

* We classify Tokyo 2021 as runners-up by Miguel Falero.
Figures: Denil Maldonado, Wesly Decas, Kervin Arriaga, Edwin Rodríguez, Luis Palma


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