HONDURAS EXPLAINER: Meet the Caltex Socceroos’ CONCACAF playoff opposition
Honduras have been confirmed as the Caltex Socceroos' opponents in next month's intercontinental playoff for a place at Russia 2018.
Here’s what we know about this Central American nation’s national team.
* Honduras are 74th in the latest FIFA rankings
* They are coached by a Colombian - 64-year-old Jorge Luis Pinto - who famously guided Costa Rica to first place in the so-called "Group of Death" at the 2014 World Cup, beating Uruguay and Italy and drawing with England.
* They then beat Greece on penalties in the round of 16 before losing - again on penalties - to the Netherlands in the quarter-finals in Brazil.
* Honduras have been to three World Cups - including the last two - but have never made it past the group stages.
* Former stars include Jose Maradiaga, Gilberto Yearwood, Amado Guevara, Carlos Pavon
* Nickname: Los Catrachos
‘I’m loving being back’: Behich beams about return to Turkey
Caltex Socceroos defender Aziz Behich has his sights set on Champions League football with new club ?stanbul Ba?ak?ehir FK after making a ?smooth transition? back into Turkish Football. After spending last season in Holland at PSV Eindhoven, Behich has returned to Turkey where
Gary van Egmond names maiden Young Socceroos squad
New Young Socceroos Head Coach Gary van Egmond today named his maiden squad in charge of Australia?s under-20 men?s national football team. Van Egmond has selected 30 players for a training camp at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra from Sunday, 28 July 2019 to Fri
Behich: Caltex Socceroos can ‘make a statement in Asia’ on the road to Qatar
Aziz Behich has vowed the Caltex Socceroos are ready to ?make a statement in Asia? during their FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifying campaign. The group stage of the second round of Asian Football Confederation qualifiers was drawn on Wednesday night and pitted Australia up against
Australia to face Jordan, Chinese Taipei, Kuwait, and Nepal in combined qualifiers
Australia will play Jordan, Chinese Taipei, Kuwait and Nepal in the first phase of their qualification journey to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022?. The official draw for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022? and AFC Asian Cup China 2023? ? Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2 was held