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
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