Honduras team arrives in Nelspruit
Honduras players touched down in Nelspruit on Monday morning,
two days before their opening World Cup match against Chile.
The plane landed at Kruger Mpumalanga airport and the squad
boarded a bus for the team hotel. A training session was planned
for 5 p.m. (1500 GMT).
Honduras plays Chile at the Mbombela stadium in Nelspruit on
Wednesday. The group also contains Spain and Switzerland.
Honduras last played in the World Cup in 1982, registering draws
against Spain and Northern Ireland before losing to Yugoslavia to
finish bottom of the group.
In a difficult group, most onlookers believe the team would do
well to better that record this time around.
Nonetheless, with players like Tottenham midfielder Wilson
Palacios and Wigan defender Maynor Figueroa, Honduras could
Much will depend on the fitness of forward David Suazo, who
played last season at Genoa on loan from Inter Milan.
Honduras trainer Carlos Velasco said Sunday that Suazo would not
recover from a right leg injury in time to feature against Chile,
though the final decision would be left up to coach Reinaldo
There was better news regarding Palacios, however, with the
Spurs player said to be ready to play after overcoming a left thigh